Thursday, April 25, 2024

Senior Angel Tree


The Hood County Senior Center will participate in the Angel Tree program for the 10th year this season. Angel tree selections will be available Monday, Nov. 20. The deadline to have gifts returned to the center is Monday, Dec. 11 by 2 p.m. 

Angel Tree selections will be available in the front of the center. Last year over 160 angels were available for adoption on the tree. So far, the number is over 100 and representatives at the center hope they will see numbers close to last year’s. 

The Hood County Senior Center serves 360 meals through the Meals on Wheels program daily and another 50-75 seniors eat at the center daily. Most of the Angel tree participants are on the Meals on Wheels program. 

The center requests that around $50 be spent on each recipient. This assures more even gift receiving. The gifts should be wrapped and tagged with the tag chosen off the tree. Additionally, the center requests a different tag be filled out to clear up any possible questions. 

“We really try to have the recipients be as specific as possible, making sure they have said their sizes and favorite color and specific need — be it slippers or pants or whatever. We try to make this as easy as possible for our gift givers. We are so thankful for those who come and select off our Angel tree,” shared Stefanie Tschopp, activities assistant at the center. 

“The Senior Center brings so much joy to the residents of Hood County every day, but during the holidays it’s so much more. The Angel tree project brings happiness to many people in need,” offered John Dunstan, a congregant (one who gathers at the center) client. 

If you have questions or need additional information, call the Hood County Senior Center at 817-573-5533.