By now you are aware of my passion to support the Carl Sanders YMCA primarily due to the amazing support of the After-School program for 100 Title 1 APS children. Ensuring these children have homework support, a safe place to play, and an after-school snack every day of the school year.
Each year these children fill out a simple list of a few items they want for Christmas. They list toys, a special item they would like to give someone else in their life and answer a question regarding basic needs. These lists are the background for the Angel Tree at the Y and everyone can choose a child’s name and buy a few holiday gifts for them. David and I spent one evening this year wrapping these gifts with many other families. Wrapping the gifts and checking off the list and ensuring we bundled all for each child together. You are reminded how blessed we are when you see the list of needs and how grateful we are for all those individuals that took the time to be an Angel for these children. This year we were especially touched by the list of a 6-year-old little boy that listed the need of a bed on his list. The thought of this little boy without a bed touched us dearly.
By clicking the link below in two minutes you too can be an Angel. Your donation will help send kids to summer camp, or a scholarship for a sport season, after school program, or help a child learn to swim!
Be an Angel and please give today - with my heartfelt thanks, Jana
PS….and yes, Angels bring beds also!