Adopting children and seniors who are less fortunate and providing them with personalized gifts and necessities is an amazing opportunity, especially since they would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the holiday season.
Annandale, VA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
Reico Kitchen & Bath is proud to be participating in the National Capital area’s Salvation Army Angel Tree program this Christmas season giving children and seniors in need the magic of Christmas. From now until the end of this week with toy delivery scheduled for early next week, the team at Reico Kitchen & Bath will be donating holiday gifts and special-needs items to families whose budgets are too tight to allow for extras. To ensure these children have a wonderful Christmas with their families, the Reico team is committed to adopting these angels and fulfilling their wish lists so that they may celebrate the holidays as a time for joy and hope.
“Our team has been devoted to participating in the Angel Tree program for over 10 years now,” says Mari Becker, Human Resources Manager at Reico Kitchen & Bath. “Adopting children and seniors who are less fortunate and providing them with personalized gifts and necessities is an amazing opportunity, especially since they would otherwise receive very little or nothing during the holiday season.”
The Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts, alongside the well-known Red Kettles that frequent store fronts. Created in 1979 by Major Charles and Shirley White, the program was born while the two worked with a Lynchburg, Va. shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmastime. Children wrote their gift needs on Hallmark greeting cards that featured pictures of angels, hence the name Angel Tree program. Charles and White then placed the cards on a Christmas tree at the mall to allow shoppers to select children to help.
The Angel Tree program is unique because it matches sponsors with specific children. The Salvation Army identifies families in need each year, and each sponsor purchases gifts for their specific children with information about their age and gender. Each child’s wish list is as diverse as the children themselves, and goes directly to the child named on the sponsor’s Angel.
“Last year we adopted 30 ‘angels’ who woke up on Christmas morning excited to see what ‘Santa’ had brought them,” says Becker. “We delivered a van loaded with Angel Tree gifts that included 6 bicycles, 3 scooters, 2 tricycles, and a countless number of dolls, Lego sets and other toys, all to the Fairfax Salvation Army, and this year’s delivery is well on its way to being just as fantastic as last year’s!”
If interested, register with the Angel Tree program in the National Capital area for ‘angel’ adoption, virtual donations or volunteer efforts.
About The Salvation Army
For 112 years, with a small professional staff and an army of dedicated volunteers, The Salvation Army has been operating proven programs, helping to prevent chronic homelessness, stabilizing children, overcoming addiction and ministering to those in crisis. The results are measured in lives changed – graduations, paychecks, home rentals, healthy children and positive parents, all building a brighter future.
About Reico Kitchen & Bath
For 60 years, Reico Kitchen & Bath is the premier distributor of kitchens and bathrooms in the mid-Atlantic region with 17 stores covering VA, MD, DE and PA. While they are the largest kitchen and bath distributor in the country, the success of their company has been structured around earning the business and appreciation of their clients. It is their goal to have every customer recommend them. They offer full turnkey service, providing cabinets, countertops, appliances, installation and everything else for a kitchen or bathroom project. Come to where the professionals have trusted their own businesses to since 1952, and watch Reico bring the dream of a new kitchen or bathroom to life. For more information visit http://www.reico.com/