Each year, Mercer County Angel Tree provides about 2500 gifts to over 800 Mercer County children, largely due to the incredible support of our community. We hope that you are able to join us in our effort this year by becoming an “Angel” for a local child this Christmas!
Angel Tree applications are online at Our Home Family Resource Center’s website: www.ourhomefrc.com. Income-eligible families with children 12 years old and younger may submit applications until November 18, 2021. Our volunteers create gift tags from the applications.
Then “Angels”, like you, take the tags and purchase gifts. These gifts are collected and displayed on Angel Tree Shopping Days, when parents come to select gifts for their children.
This is the real magic of Angel Tree, parents having the opportunity to actively engage in the selection of gifts for their children; gifts they know the children will enjoy!
Here is how you or your organization can lend a hand:
- Your organization can take several Angel Tree tags and display them on a tree so your group’s members/staff/customers can personally donate gifts. Then you will collect these gifts and deliver them to the program. To request tags and details: call Betty Leininger at 419-953-4218.
- You can make a financial donation. We use monetary gifts to provide some additional items for the families and cover a variety of costs related to the program. To donate: mail, or bring your donation to Our Home, 117 West Fayette St., Celina, OH 45822 or go to ourhomefrc.com and click the blue donate button on the homepage. Please make checks payable to “Our Home”.
- Consider being one of the hundreds of volunteers needed to help setup, sort gifts, or “shop” with parents, among other needs. For Covid-19 safety, we will limit the number of volunteers this year. But, we need help each day, December 7th through December 10th for various roles. Masks are required for volunteers and program participants. To volunteer, contact Diane Martens at 419-586-3645.
Thank you, in advance, for all of your efforts and generosity. We look forward to another magical year for the Mercer County Angel Tree program. If you have any questions about any part of the program, please contact Our Home at 419-586-4663, option 2.