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Earth Angels sought for holiday

Published: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

MOUNT MORRIS – The Earn Earth Angel program is accepting Christmas donations for children in Ogle County.

All military families in the county also qualify. Volunteers will be needed to help bake, wrap, pick up or deliver.

Those who would like to submit a name of a needy family are welcome to contact Earth Angels. The information is kept confidential.

Participants sponsor a child by providing a toy or donation.

All toys will be distributed or delivered in time for Christmas.

Pick up names this year at:

■ Sterling Federal Bank of Mount Morris, 18 W. Main St.

■ Kable News 16 S. Wesley, Mount Morris

■ Mount Morris Senior Center, 9 E. Front St., (lower level in Docs Place)

■ Forreston Library, 204 First Ave.

■ Bertolet Memorial Library, 705 S. Main St., Leaf River

■ Citgo, 406 E. Third St., Leaf River

■ Rock River Senior Center, 810 S. 10th St. Oregon

■ Brian Bemis Auto Mall, 601 Gale St., Oregon

■ Creative Designs, 1310 W. Pines Road, No. B, Oregon

■ Dollar General, 1050 Pines Road, Oregon

■ Blackhawk Area Credit Union, 201, E. Dixon St., Polo

■ Polo Public Library, 302 W. Mason St.

■ Mount Morris Moose Family Center, 101 Moose Drive (4 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays)

■ St. Bride’s Episcopal Church, 1000 state Route 64, Oregon

All gifts must be returned by Dec. 14 to the sites listed or call 815-291-7757 for pickup. Attach labels to gifts. Wrapped presents are appreciated.

Monetary donations, made out to Earth Angel can be mailed to P.O. Box 188, Forreston, IL 61030-0188.

There also is an Earth Angel fund at Forreston State Bank, 200 Main St., P.O. Box 278, Forreston, IL 61030-0278.

To donate with PayPal, visit Earth Angels on Facebook. The Mount Morris Senior Center will accept toys or donations through Christmas.

The goal of Earth Angels is to reach out to families that are unable to receive any kind of assistance.

Contact earth.angels.oglecounty@hotmail.com for information or to volunteer.

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