POSTED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:49am
UPDATED: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:30am
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — Every child has a Christmas wish, and the Smith County Child Welfare Board works hard each year to make sure every child in the programs wish comes true.
"Throughout the boards history we've provided Christmas presents for every child that's in the Smith County foster care system," said Jennifer Reynolds, board member.
But this year, they will not be able to do it on their own.
"We're having funding issues," Reynolds said. "The cities and the counties had to cut our funding so this year we're reaching out to the community."
Whether you have one dollar to donate or one hundred dollars, from now until the end of November, any donation is welcome.
And similar to the Angel Tree program, you can buy a gift for one child specifically. Every child is listed on their website tsccwb.org.
"They get a wish list," Reynolds said. "And they get to put three things on this list."
Buying a child their 'wish list' ranges from 50 dollars to 200 depending on age. And for many of these kids it is the only gift they will receive all year.
"Often absolutely these are the only presents these kids will get," Reynolds said. "Especially in the shelters a lot of the kids, the older kids, the teenagers, they have no family, they don't have a foster parent, they're in a group home, so this is it."