“Amy’s Angel Tree” by WTCAC Decorated at Walmart

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Staff Writer

The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) has once again partnered with Wal-mart in order to provide children in the area with a better Christmas. WTCAC has set up Amy's Angel Tree inside Wal-mart. Amy's Angel Tree represents children who have been served by WTCAC this year. Each child gets three angels to write what they want, need, and would like for Christmas this year. Each angel has a child's gender, age, clothing size and special needs, or a favorite toy or character that the child would like. Kelsey Zimmerman, the executive director of the WTCAC, shared that the tree has over three hundred angels this year.
The Christmas tree is called Amy’s Angel Tree in honor of Amy Rainey, a well-loved pharmacist here in Sweetwater and a victim of domestic abuse. Amy first brought the idea of an Angel Tree to the WTCAC more than a decade ago, and the angel tree is still helping children in need during the holiday season.
Clubs, organizations, and individuals are invited to choose a child or children to shop for, buy needed items, and leave them at designated places at Wal-Mart or bring the unwrapped items to the WTCAC at 317 Oak Street in Sweetwater or 1907 40th Street in Snyder. Donations and gift cards are welcome as well. December 15th is the last day to shop for children from Amy's Angel Tree. For more information, call 235-1818 or 573-2800.