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Crisis Center Angel Tree Program, KYYK Toy Drive to benefit local children

PALESTINE, November 26, 2013— The Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties is currently conducting their annual Angel Tree Program.

The program allows residents with a giving heart to adopt “Angels” from the Crisis Center Christmas tree. Each angel represents an area child in need of help to make their holiday special. The angel lists a child’s age, and a special wish. Once the angel is adopted, the participant then purchases something for the child and delivers it, unwrapped, to a drop-off location.

According to the Crisis Center’s Brandon Greene, there are approximately 20 angels left on this year’s tree, which means there are that many children waiting for someone to help bring them joy on Christmas day.

Angel tree donations must be dropped off to the donation location by Dec. 9, so volunteers have a chance to sort and organize before the Crisis Center’s Christmas Party on Dec. 11.

The Crisis Center Angel Tree is currently located at the KYYK 98.3 Studios, located at 800 West Palestine Avenue.

KYYK 98.3 is also holding a Toy Drive to benefit area children. The KYYK Toy Drive will run until Dec. 19.

Want to help? Swing by the KYYK 98.3 Studio and adopt an angel. Then, purchase the child’s wish item and another toy of your choosing. Drop both at one convenient location – back at the KYYK Studio, and help KYYK and the Crisis Center give the gift of joy to children this Christmas.

Toys for the KYYK Toy Drive may also be dropped off at any of the following locations:

  • Red Hat Rentals – 3910 Hwy 79, in Westwood
  • Carroll's Automotive – 4280 S. State Highway 19, in Palestine
  • Dogwood Insurance – 216 W. Oak Street, in Palestine
  • Dry Clean Super Center – 1733 Crockett Road, in Palestine

KYYK’s Sonny James spoke with Greene about the program. Click below for more details.


Photo: The Crisis Center’s Brandon Greene, pictured with KYYK’s Sonny James, holding “Angels” from the Angel Tree

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