‘Earth Angels’ wanted

FORRESTON, Ill.—Our friends in Ogle County encourage you to earn your “Earth Angel” wings by sponsoring a child for Christmas. With your purchase of a toy or donation, he or she will know Santa didn’t forget them after all.

The goal is to reach out to families currently residing in Ogle County (but no family in need will be rejected) that have “fallen through the system” somehow, and are unable to receive any kind of assistance—but really could use an “Earth Angel” assigned to them to make this a special Christmas after all.

If you know of a family who really needs an “Earth Angel,” even if it’s your own, please come forward. All information will be kept confidential; the only information given is gender and ages, so gifts can be purchased and distributed accordingly.

Additional drop sites can be provided for those calling and willing to donate, or a pickup can be arranged. You can still earn your wings by volunteering to help wrap, pick up and/or deliver when the time comes, even if for an hour or two. Remember, the names being gathered need your help and generosity.

Donations or contributions can be mailed to: Earth Angel, P.O. Box 188, Forreston, IL 61030-0188 or Earth Angel Fund, c/o Forreston State Bank, 200 Main St., P.O. Box 278, Forreston, IL 61030-0278.

For volunteers, questions, or pickup, call (815) 291-7757.

From the Dec. 21-27, 2005, issue

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