Angel Tree registration begins today |

Angel Tree registration begins today

LIFT UP this week will begin registering families to receive Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, and Christmas gifts through the Angel Tree gift program for children. Distribution dates for Christmas food baskets and gifts have not yet been determined, but registration begins today at locations in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, New Castle, Rifle and Parachute. Thanksgiving food baskets will be distributed Nov. 21. The Angel Tree program distributes donated gifts to children whose parents have put their names on an angel placed on a Christmas tree. Area residents will choose a child on an angel to give a present to, and LIFT UP will distribute the present. LIFT UP Executive Director Mike Powell said more than 4,000 children have been helped through the Angel Tree program each year for the last two years. More than 100 volunteers help with food basket and gift distribution during the holidays, he said. “We do it so the kids have a good Christmas,” he said. “The Angel Tree program is a huge amount of work. I appreciate the volunteers and their labor of love.”Registration dates for all food baskets and the Angel Tree program are today though Nov. 11 and Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. Glenwood residents can register from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Mennonite Church at 2306 Blake Ave.In Carbondale, register 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the United Methodist Church at 385 S. Second Street. In New Castle, register 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the LIFT UP office at 126 N. Fourth Street. Rifle residents can register 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the LIFT UP office at 1800 Railroad Avenue.In Parachute, residents can register 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the LIFT UP office at 112 N. Fisher Street. Call 945-2005 for more information.Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext.

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