Residents can help Chatham County’s senior residents in need during the holidays by adopting an older adult posted on the Angel Tree sponsored by the Chatham County Council on Aging. The deadline to adopt an angel is Dec. 14, 2012.
“For the past 30 years, the Chatham County Council on Aging has worked year-round to provide in-home aide services, meals, transportation and wellness programs to Chatham’s older adults, but we also sponsor the Angel Tree Program for those who have special needs this time of year,” said Angel Dennison, director of the Council on Aging.
Just before Thanksgiving each year, the Angel Trees are erected at the Senior Centers in Pittsboro and Siler City, with names of those in need of a little extra help in the holiday season.
“Whether it’s a new pair of shoes, a set of warm pajamas, or a basket of food, you can help us help these individuals,” said Dennison. “This year we have 136 angels, so please help us spread the word.”
Those interested in helping can visit either senior center to adopt an angel or two. Local businesses are also encouraged to sponsor senior angels.
For those who do not have time to shop, consider tax deductible donations to the Annual Appeal of the Council on Aging, which runs through December. Donations support the Council’s programs and services throughout the year.
Donations should be mailed to the Chatham County Council on Aging, PO Box 715, Pittsboro, NC 27312 or donate online at www.chathamcouncilonaging.org.
For more information, please contact Megan Coggins at 919-542-4512.