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Cumberland Habitat For Humanity Angel Tree Deadline Friday

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Cumberland Habitat For Humanity Angel Tree Deadline Friday

Cumberland County Habitat For Humanity’s Angel Tree is looking for you to come pick an Angel Tag before Friday’s deadline.

The tree features Cumberland Habitat for Humanity homeowners who fill out tags with items their children want for Christmas. If the homeowners do not have children they can fill out a grocery list on the tag. Someone then picks a tag off the tree and purchases the items. Family Services Director Sherry Chesson said this makes the holidays easier for their homeowners.

“Most of them are low-income households, you know, struggling to work and get by, and so it’s just a way to help them out through the holiday season by providing their children with Christmas gifts that will make their season a little happier, a little brighter,” Chesson said.

Cumberland Habitat has a suggested spending limit of $25. Once the items are purchased, they are returned to Habitat with the tag attached and sent to the families for Christmas. The deadline for gifts is Friday.

“Sometimes it might be the only thing they get,” Chesson said. “For those that do get something else it’s something a little extra to let them know their community cares about them. People in their community are concerned about them. People know they are part of the Habitat family.”

Chesson said tags are sent to every Habitat homeowner in the county and those who respond go on the tree.

“It’s important that we show the love of Jesus Christ through this season, and that the season really is about him,” Chesson said. “That’s the only way everyone sees it when we do his work throughout the season. This helps those families that struggle everyday to have a little bit of hope this time of the year.”

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps lower-income individuals and families build homes. Many county chapters of Habitat for Humanity participate in the Angel Tree program. Call your local Habitat for Humanity to see if they participate.


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