It’s that time of the year for sharing and gift giving. With Christmas just around the corner the Island wants to make sure children in need get the gifts they deserve. The city of South Padre Island will be hosting an Angel Tree on behalf of the Salvation Army for children in need from the Laguna Madre community.  Donors can pick up an Angel bag at City Hall to help make a child’s Christmas morning a special one this year.
“We are trying to help provide Christmas assistance in Laguna Madre,” said Nancy Botello, South Padre Island communications specialist. “Every child deserves a Christmas morning.” Botello already picked up her gift bag and plans on filling it up for a Laguna Madre child. Botello said she’s also going to decorate the gift bag to add more excitement to her Angel child she will be shopping for. The city will be taking gifts on weekdays until Dec. 9 at City Hall.
The Angel Tree provides Christmas assistance to families in need in the Laguna Madre area. To participate in the program to help deliver the joy of Christmas pick up Angel bags at City Hall.
Gifts will be for boys and girls who have already asked for a particular gift and listed their clothing sizes for donors. Through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, donors can give joy to a child in need during the holiday season. “You go Christmas shopping for a specific child from Laguna Madre,” Botello said. “Everything is at City Hall to make an adoption.”

By RAUL GARCIA Staff writer