‘Angel Tree’ applications available at Community Clearinghouse through November 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 00:00

Low income families with children ages birth to 16 years and elderly, low income adults can now be registered for the annual Angel Tree programs.

Nelson Spaulding, director of the Scott County Community Clearinghouse, said applications for children and the elderly can be obtained through November 1 at the Clearinghouse on Community Way, Scottsburg.

To complete an application, a responsible adult in each household must submit his/her photo ID, he said.

The Angel Tree program is held annually in Scott County. Descriptions of children and elderly participants are placed on paper angels with gift suggestions and displaced in local stores.

People who would like to provide some Christmas cheer “adopt” an angel and buy some gifts for their recipients. Those gifts are distributed to the intended recipients through the Clearinghouse before Christmas by a team of  volunteers.

Weekly hours at the Clearinghouse, located at 1057 Community Way in Scottsburg are: Monday through Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Persons with questions about the Angel  Tree program may reach staff at 752-0123 during those hours.