Bill Hudgins GMC is asking for the public’s help in making the holidays a little brighter for local children in foster care.
The Gloucester car/truck dealership is once again serving as a drop-off location for the Angel Tree program, collecting gifts and money for foster children through the Social Services departments of Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen and King William counties.
“Unfortunately, these youth have sustained traumatic events in their lives,” a solicitation letter states. “For many of the children in foster care, they have never experienced opening presents on Christmas morning or having sufficient clothing to keep them warm in the winter months.”
Those who wish to help can pick up an angel from the Angel Tree and purchase all or a selected number of items listed on the card. Monetary contributions, gift cards to department stores, as well as gift wrap and gift bags are also needed.
If selected, monetary donations can be made by a check, payable to Gloucester County Department of Social Services, noting “foster care” in the memo section, with receipts available upon request. The deadline to drop off an item for the Angel Tree program is Dec. 7.
The Christmas party has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but gifts will be distributed before the holidays.