Let the Giving Begin: Angel Tree Goes up at FCCOA

Presents surround the Fairfield County Council on Aging’s Angel Tree last Christmas. This year, the Angel Tree will be moved to the FCCOA office upstairs. Call 803-635-3015 for more details.

The Fairfield County Council on Aging will be offering its Senior Angel Tree program again this year. The program returns for its third year to provide adopted seniors with a Christmas that’s just a little brighter.

The Senior Angel Tree will be put up the week of Nov. 26 through Dec. 12 and the gifts for the adopted seniors will be delivered on Dec. 20. The majority of seniors placed on the Angel Tree are current participants in at least one of the Council on Aging’s services, but any senior 60 or older can have their name placed on the tree.

The Senior Angel Tree ornaments will contain the “wish list” of items the seniors would like to receive for Christmas, such things as personal grooming items, word search puzzles and household items. Other Senior Angel Tree ornaments will be “Meal Angel” ornaments and will give adopters the opportunity to contribute $25 to the FCCOA’s Meals on Wheels program as their gift to seniors.

During the period that the lights of the Senior Angel Tree are shining, anyone may come in to the Council on Aging, located at 210 East Washington St., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. each Monday through Friday of the days of the program, and adopt a senior by taking an Angel off the tree. If you can’t make it during those hours, you may make prior arrangements to get a Senior Angel Tree ornament to adopt by calling the FCCOA at 803-635-3015. People wishing to adopt seniors will chose an angel ornament, shop for their particular angel and will be asked to bring the gifts, with a $35 suggested limit, back to the Senior Center.

The presents, wrapped as the donors choose to wrap them, should arrive back at the Council on Aging offices during the weeks leading up to the Dec. 20 delivery date.

If you are a senior who would like your name added to the Senior Angel Tree (names will be kept confidential and you will be assigned a number,) or if you know of a senior you’d like to see adopted, you are invited to call the FCCOA at 803-635-3015 and have a name placed on the Senior Angel Tree list.

Please consider taking part in the Senior Angel Tree program and make those lights on the Christmas trees shine just a little brighter for Fairfield County seniors.

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