It's the feeling of satisfaction and reward you get when you find yourself donating your time, your gifts or even the last $5 in your back pocket that continues to make Christmas a truly special holiday for someone who may be less fortunate than others.
Every year, Phillips Countians pitch in through several charities and it should be no surprise that some of these charities would take to the Web to reach a wider range of contributors or sponsors.
Local advocates, Leslie Brokeshoulder and her mother, Joyce Stanford, have been leading this effort for 10 years now. The Phillips County Online Angel Tree Program provides new clothing and/or toys for children who are less fortunate. “This year, we would like to do something a little bit different,” explained Brokeshoulder. “We want to be able to reach a wider range of donators throughout Phillips County and we hope to accomplish this by presenting our program to many on the Web,” Brokeshoulder commented.
She stated that the age, gender, size of child, and the child's likes would be posted as the information is received.
“Each child will have a number beside their information where contributors or sponsors can select one or more numbers from the online tree by replying to the post of the child or the number of their choice. The sponsor can then buy the appropriate gifts for the child or children described by each number and then deliver the gifts to Helena Self Storage across the street from the hospital,” said Brokeshoulder.
Brokeshoulder added that an Angel Tree volunteer can pick up the gifts by calling 870-995-3338 or 870-817-0024.
“The deadline is Dec. 22 for the gifts to be delivered to the child/children's home on Christmas Eve by an Angel Tree volunteer,” Brokeshoulder stated.
For more information or to contribute or sponsor a child this Christmas season, please call 870-995-3338 or 870-817-0024 or visit