The Striped Angel Tree is back for the second year to help children in Blount County. Similar to mitten trees that have gained momentum in the past, this tree also allows people to give to the needy, but this one will go specifically to children with a parent, or both, in the Blount County Correctional Facility.
Christmas cards, displaying gender, age, and interests, have been placed on trees at Terry Sligh Automotive and MainStreet Family Urgent Care in Oneonta.
People interested in giving presents can pick up a Christmas card from the tree that describes each child, fix a present for the child they picked, and then return that present to sit under the tree.
Gifts should be returned under the tree by Dec. 15, with the Christmas card somehow attached to the present so they know which gift goes to which child.
“Our main goal is to know that children who may have not received many gifts this holiday season, have a smile on their face because of a call from God that we answered,” said Striped Angel Tree creator Shelia Wootan (pictured above). “I ask that every person pray about this possibility, and let your light shine for Him this Christmas by giving joy to a child.”