For years, the Goodfellows of Southern Rice County ask for businesses and churches to volunteer to host an “Angel Tree” with “angels” ages newborn through 14+ that are in need of a Christmas toy (sometimes this toy might be the only toy the child will receive for Christmas). For the second year, Central Prairie Co-op has hosted a tree. This year 51 children will have an amazing Christmas due to the amazing generosity of the CPC employees and customers!
The objective is to buy a $15-$30 toy for the “angel” that you have chosen from the tree. There are no names on the paper angel, the only thing that is known is an age group and gender. Go out and purchase a toy(s), bring the toy back unwrapped with the paper angel taped to it. After all of the items have been collected then toys are then taken to donate to the Goodfellows of Southern Rice County.
This year on December 18th the toys will then be distributed with other items (socks, gloves, stocking caps, food, etc.) collected by the Goodfellows to help provide Christmas for over 125 children and over 70 families in the surrounding area.