The holiday season can be a tough time for many families; especially those who are in financial distress and don’t have the means to buy gifts for their children. This year, Water’s Edge Church will continue the Angel Tree program begun by Bay Café six years ago and, with the help of Vonna’s Purple Fin Restaurant, offer community members an opportunity to give during the holiday season by purchasing gifts for needy children.
“We’re helping connect people in the community and meet the needs of those struggling financially,” said Steve King, service coordinator for Water’s Edge Church.
Families who are struggling are welcome to apply for the program by picking up an application at Vonna’s Purple Fin Restaurant or Bay Café during business hours, or by visiting watersedgewa.com.
Selected families will have their cards added to the Angel Trees. Applications are due by Saturday, December 7.
“The cards are anonymous,” King said. “They just have the child’s age, gender and a few gift ideas listed on them.”
On Sunday, December 22, families can either pick up their gift at the Birch Bay Activity Center at 7511 Gemini Street from 9 a.m. to noon or have their gifts delivered to their address.
To donate, stop by Bay Café or Vonna’s Purple Fin Restaurant any day after Monday, December 2, during business hours to pick up a child’s card from the Angel Tree. Gifts must be returned by December 14 so that they can be delivered to families.