Junior Auxiliary of Searcy kicks off Angel Tree to help children in need

The Junior Auxiliary of Searcy Angel Tree project officially kicked off Nov. 21. Junior Auxiliary members will have Angels available for adoption through Friday, Dec. 11, at Hay’s and Harps in Searcy. Members will be at Hay’s noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to p.m. Sundays; and at Harps noon to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Angels will also be available to adopt at area banks.  

In 2014, the Angel Tree project provided Christmas gifts to 597 less fortunate children in White County.

Rachel Black is the chairman for the Angel Tree project this year. According to Black, Junior Auxiliary of Searcy currently has around 300 angels that need to be adopted, but they expect that number to increase in the coming weeks. “Adopting an angel is a great way to help the children in our community that need it the most,” she said. “It is such a humbling experience to know that I can make a child’s Christmas morning even better.”

Junior Auxiliary is asking members of the community to please come by one of the locations to adopt an Angel, and help those in need this Christmas.  

“Christmas is about giving to others. By adopting an Angel, you will make a lasting impression on a child’s heart by making their Christmas wishes come true, and hopefully one day that child will in turn give back to others,” said Leah Cook, Junior Auxiliary president.

If you are unable to adopt an Angel, but want to help, Junior Auxiliary of Searcy will also accept monetary donations or you can donate new items such as toys, shoes, coats or clothes. It will all be put to good use. Junior Auxiliary members will use these items and purchase additional items for any Angels that are not adopted.   

Junior Auxiliary of Searcy was chartered in 1962 and currently has 32 active members who dedicate their time throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance.

In addition to Angel Tree, other JA of Searcy projects include Sunshine School, Searcy Learning Center, Food Baskets, Covering Kids and A Day of Caring.  

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