The 2012 Senior in Need Angel Tree program, which is in its 14th year, was once again a tremendous success due in great part to the caring and sharing nature of all those individuals who participated. Whether it was by hosting our trees, as Electronics Inc. and Applewood House of Pancakes so graciously do, or by choosing an angel off one of the trees, the generosity and kindheartedness of the Pawleys Island/Litchfield community continues to humble me. It shows once again how truly blessed we are to have such a unique and philanthropic community which shines brightly through its giving spirit.
Once again reality shows that we are going through very tough economic times but, during this holiday season, compassion won out and our seniors in need were shown that they are cared about and our “earth angels” shared a great deal of generosity and joy toward them. The seniors through the Pawleys Island Senior Center, Meals on Wheels and St. Elizabeth Place were the recipients of Angel Tree gifts. A very special thank you to all of our seniors -- each of us appreciates having been part of your holiday and being able to share the joys of giving with you.
The unwavering support of Electronics Inc. and Applewood House of Pancakes is priceless to the success of this endeavor and there are not enough words to thank them for being the hosts of the trees and angels as well as the drop-off locations for the gifts. Each year they welcome us back into their businesses with open arms and I am grateful beyond words. Thank you.
For everyone who gave a gift or helped collect, organize and distribute all the gifts, you are precious and I thank you so very much.
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The writer, coordinator of the Senior in Need Angel Tree program, lives in Pawleys Island.