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Don't forget to take time to be an Angel

Time is waning for The McDuffie Mirror Angel Tree.

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Members of Springfield Baptist Church's Girl Scout Troop 7802 wrap presents for one of the Angels on The McDuffie Mirror's Angel Tree.
Kristopher Wells
And there are still wishes left to fulfill.

A few weeks ago, we announced that The McDuffie Mirror was creating an Angel Tree for needy kids in McDuffie County. Within a day of the announcement, a half-dozen people had come by our office to see what they could do.

The response has been steady and impressive, with dozens of gifts coming in for children with the Boys and Girls Club, McDuffie County Department of Family and Children's Services and a few local elementary schools.

The tree is still in the lobby of our office in Magnolia Center. And while some angels have been claimed, there are still several needing your name on their wings. Each angel represents a child in our community who's in need this season. Their wishes range from a football to clothing to a baby doll.

The process is simple:

First, you need to choose an angel. You can stop by our office or just give us a call.

The needs of the child are listed on their angel.

Then go make a couple of purchases and drop the items -- wrapped or unwrapped -- off at The Mirror office.

That's all.

The deadline to drop off the gifts is Tuesday. That gives us enough time to get the gifts disseminated, time enough to take your generosity to the children.

The best thing about an Angel Tree is the straightforward nature of it. There's nowhere for money to get misused, nowhere for the purpose to get lost. You know who you are buying the gifts for. It's not just a tax write-off; it's a personal treasure.

Be a part of something special this year. Stop by The Mirror this week and make Christmas special for a local child this year.



Web posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2003











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