I t is the season of giving and reflecting. Here in the Brush
Country we have much for which to reflect upon and if we can give to various agencies who are helping make a child’s Chirstmas a little brighter and to put food on a table that otherwise would be bare, then I’m in.
Here at our office we have a Gingerbread Tree. We have ornaments for boys and girls who need toys. At Nestfeathers on Main Street in Pleasanton, they have an Angel Tree where you can choose a child and buy a present for him or her. The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is also sponsoring a similar tree. Their’s is called a Cowboy Christmas Tree.
Of course, ACCEPT can always use donations as well. If shopping for toys isn’t your strong suit, they will accept monetary donations, too. You can help by sending checks to ACCEPT 2012, c/o St. Andrew Catholic Church, 626 Market Street, Pleasanton, TX 78064. I’m sure there are others in neighboring towns, I just haven’t heard about them. Call your area churches and chambers of commerce to find out how you may help.
The way I see it, I don’t have very many little ones to buy gifts for at Christmas, and I have to admit, I miss that. Each year our office looks forward to helping with our Gingerbread Kids (it benefits the Jourdanton Head Start students). We wrap them up here and have Santa and Mrs. Claus deliver them to the school. In the past years, South Texas Regional Hospital would ask for outside help with their Angel Tree project. Lately, they have not needed that support. Their hospital family stepped in to sponsor the toys to give to the kids. Anythings helps, even if you can donate your time to help pack and/or deliver the ACCEPT items. That’s the way I see it, let me know your view – email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, Tx 78064.
SUE BROWN is the Editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at email@example.com