Rotary’s Angel Tree keeps giving
The Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise continues with a city Christmas tradition through its annual Angel Tree program.
This year, 77 families and 178 children will benefit from the Angel Tree program – an average number for the last five years, the Rotary Club of Cranbrook Sunrise reported on its website.
“Considering the worries about the economy, it is remarkable there weren’t more. It’s also remarkable how quickly the Angel Cards were snapped up and the number of ‘extra’ gifts we were given to dispense – a wonderful tribute to the generosity of our fellow citizens,” the club stated.
The process leading to impoverished children experiencing giving at Christmas included a Scribing Party, led by Rotarian Janet Bishop, where Christmas wish cards were filled out. The cards were then placed on a Christmas tree, which is located in Tamarack Mall.
People then generously take a card (s) and purchase the gifts, which are then wrapped by Cranbrook Canadian Cancer Society members then collected.
Rotarian Darryl Bishop then leads a team for distribution of the gifts, done on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before Christmas.
This year the service club also received a gift of $350 from Kootenay Insurance Services to assist with the program.