An annual program that collects for those in need is set to unwrap Christmas joy in the Ocean Pines area this holiday season.
The Ocean Pines Aquatics Department is once again lending a helping hand to area families through its Angel Tree program that provides toys and clothing to children and seniors experiencing financial hardship.
“The Angel Tree is such a wonderful opportunity for all of us to give to those who are less fortunate in our community during the holidays,” said Colby Phillips, the director of the Ocean Pines aquatics and recreation departments.
A Christmas tree at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines, was decorated with paper angels representative of a requested donation for a child or senior who without this program may not receive a gift at Christmas.
Area residents were quick to pick an angel from the tree and are set to donate a gift that will be delivered to the families on Monday, Dec. 10.
“Our community is truly amazing and so giving,” said Phillips. “As the person who gets to see firsthand the impact, I can’t express enough how touched the recipients are of the generosity shown to them.”
Those who are looking to donate but were not able to pick an angel from the tree, can donate Walmart and/or Food Lion gift cards.
For more information about the Angel Tree program at the Sports Core Pool, contact the Aquatics Department at (410) 641-5255.