“The Angel Tree is a unique program that started in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1979. It involves the community in a direct way allowing them to become personally involved by sharing with those less fortunate in their community. The program provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas.
Children who are recipients of Angel Tree gifts are from families who have applied for Christmas assistance through the Social Services program of The Salvation Army. During the application process, the clothing sizes and special needs of the children are determined and written on the application and is then transferred to paper “angels” along with the child’s first name, age and sex.
The “angels” contain a code number which corresponds to the client’s application number. All children in a family have the same code number, followed by “1” for the first child, “2” for the second child, etc.”
This year, Davis Transfer adopted 6 angels to assist for the holidays. As a company, we raised over $400. This money was used to purchase clothes, shoes, blankets, and (of course) toys! “I love working with colleagues that care so much for others.” says Brittany Britt, a member of the safety team in Carnesville. “We are all so blessed- it feels good to give back.”
The donations were donated to the Toccoa branch of the Salvation Army on December 12th.