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Group seeks help with Angel Tree

McDuffie County Partners For Success is looking for a few of Santa's helpers for their little angels. The annual Partners For Success Angel Tree is up and decorated with 63 angels this year. Each angel has the name of a needy child whose family is a client in the PFS program.

"We are in need of people in the community who are willing to help families who are trying to help themselves," said Miriam Smith, executive director.

Most of the families whose children are on the list are in parenting classes with PFS, or are clients that the organization visits their home and teaches life skills, parenting and budgeting and provides assistance in searching for a job.

Individuals, businesses or organizations can "adopt" one child or an entire family this Christmas. A list of the needs and wants of each member of the family will be provided.

"We are working with other organizations in the community to make certain families are not on more than one Angel Tree," Mrs. Smith said. "And we also ask for the families participating in our Angel Tree not to sign up with any other organizations. There's a lot of families out here that need help, and we want to be sure we collaborate as a community to serve the most families possible."

Mrs. Smith said all donations will be due in the PFS office at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 for distribution the next week. Partners For Success is on White Oak Road in front of Thomson-McDuffie Junior High School. Call (706) 595-3112.

Web posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009

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