For the fourth consecutive year, UWUA Local 304 stepped up to adopt needy children from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.
This program shares the joy of Christmas with local needy children who may not otherwise recieve any gifts. The 86 year old gentleman who coordinates the program said that he recieved over 800 applicants for the Angel Tree Program, the highest number to date.
This year we recieved four (4) brothers. Two 12 year olds, a 6 year old, and a 3 year old. It’s always humbling to see how simple the things these kids ask for are (click the images below to enlarge). Things we may take for granted and not even think about. It reminds us how blessed we are, and in being so, how important it is to share those blessings with those less fortunate.
Each child recieved a winter coat, a lighter jacket, winter hat, gloves, socks, and shoes or boots. We were also able to provide two outfits per child (pants and shirts), as well as toys that matched their stated interests. They also recieved bedding and sheets for their room, as they asked for.
304 is proud to be a part of the Salvation Army’s effort, and we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
SPECIAL NOTE: 304 has been exeedingly fortunate to have a member’s wife who doesn’t mind applying her considerable talents at bargain hunting, clearance rack raiding, Black Friday gathering, and the ability to stretch every dollar spent by our union for the maximum benefit of our adoptive Angels as if they were her own children. To her, we owe our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for taking this on for our union and making it possible. Thanks You!