Weatherford Democrat

Local News

October 30, 2013

Manna’s Angel Tree sign ups are under way

By BRIAN SMITH

Manna Storehouse is looking for a few “angels” to help some needy children this holiday season.

Sign ups for the annual Santa’s Helpers Angel Tree began Monday and will continue through Nov. 23. Program Coordinator Brenda Arnold, who has volunteered with the program for 10 years, said the program has been going on for at least 20 years or longer.

Volunteer Janice Smith said the Salvation Army previously ran the program with Manna assisting. Now, Manna runs the program with the Salvation Army providing Walmart gift cards for anything needed.

Once a child or family is approved for the Angel Tree program, a claim slip is provided and must be presented to redeem their family’s items. Arnold said about 1,500 applicants looked for assistance last year. Angel Trees are placed in different facilities around the city including banks, stores, the Weatherford Police Department and others.

“Pretty much anywhere that will have one,” Arnold said.

Once the Angel Trees are placed, “angels” will have until Dec. 10 to finish shopping for their person and bring their items to Manna. For those who can’t afford to complete everything on their child’s list, Arnold still encourages people to do what they can and bring it in. Manna will then use donations from other parties to finish the job.

“We will take donations of money, clothing and shoes for our applicants,” Arnold said.

Once the items are collected, volunteers are needed to help organize everything and place it into bags for distribution closer to Christmas. Spanish-peaking volunteers are especially needed, Arnold said. Anyone wishing to volunteer or get more information on Angel Tree can go by Manna Storehouse, 129 E. Spring St., in Weatherford, or call 817-599-6569 or for more information go online to mannastorehouse.org/santa/ or email info@mannastorehouse.org.

“We’re all volunteers here, but anyone willing to put in two or three hours to help out would be appreciated,” Arnold said. “Many of our volunteers are getting older, so we can use some fresh people.”

To apply to be an angel, families must live in Parker County and provide identification, health records, and proof of income. The remaining application dates and times are as follows:

Oct. 30 — 4-6 p.m.

Oct. 31-Nov. 2 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 4-8 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 20-21 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 22 — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nov. 23 — noon to 2 p.m.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Hitting the trail for MS

    STEPHENVILLE – The Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride is a fun-filled event dedicated to raising funds that support national research into the cause and cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as provide programs to more than 9,000 people in the Lone Star Chapter area whose lives are touched by MS.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Accidental shooting reported

    Parker County deputies say a shooting that injured a man in the 8500 block of FM Road 1886 shortly after 5 p.m. Friday was reported to be accidental. 

    April 15, 2014

  • 20140307_120244 (2).jpg Garner student named one of top young artists

    Lily Youngblood, a Garner Elementary first grade student, was recently honored as one of the top 100 young artists in Texas by the Texas Art Education Association. Lily and her parents, Kristi and Clay Youngblood, traveled to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin where students from across Texas came together for the award ceremony and reception. 

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WCPAAA awards recipients at annual ceremony

    In recognition on National Volunteer Week, the Weatherford Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association held their Annual Awards ceremony April 9 at the city council chambers. Presidential Service awards were given out to members as well as years of service awards, followed up by a presentation of volunteer hours for 2013 to the City of Weatherford. 

    April 15, 2014

  • GoodCitizenship.jpg DAR hosts Good Citizen Award and chapter scholarship

    The Weatherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual luncheon March 25 at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford, with 48 students, parents and grandparents, teachers and members attending.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pophin, Tommy.jpg PASTOR POPHIN: Hallelujahs to hisses

    I graduated from Baylor University in 1983. My mother worked as a cashier for Baylor from 1970 until 1995. She became the assistant head cashier and scholarship clerk many years before her retirement.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barnwell completes Basics of County Investments course

    Honorable Jenny Barnwell, Parker County treasurer, has completed the Basics of County Investments course presented by the Texas Association of Counties.

    April 12, 2014

  • CASA logo panel.jpg CASA volunteer advocate training begins April 28

    Persons interested in becoming a volunteer advocate for abused and/or neglected children are invited to CASA-Hope For Children’s training that begins April 28.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alzheimer’s group to screen ‘Angel’s Perch’ locally

    The Alzheimer’s Association–North Central Texas Chapter will screen “Angel’s Perch” this Wednesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford.

    April 12, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers