ARC of Southwest Georgia looking for help for annual Angel Tree program

ALBANY, Ga. —  With the holiday season in full swing, the Advocacy Resource Center of Southwest Georgia is once again starting up their Angel Tree program to help out families with developmentally disabled members.

“We make a list of those who are most in need or don’t have a lot of family or the means to have Christmas, and we share that list with people interested in buying for these individuals and bringing them a little Christmas cheer,” says ARC Executive Assistant, Marcy McCarty

With more than 130 people of all ages on the list, the ARC says that plenty of them are still up for *adopting* this holiday season.

In a year where they’ve been hurt by the pandemic, it lets them know that someone in the community cares through tough times.

McCarty tells us, “We usually have several parties for them throughout the year, like Halloween, we didn’t have a big blowout, because we couldn’t gather together. So the individuals have missed out on a lot of social things that we take for granted.”

For many of these families, a little help from those in the community could help to make their year.

“It’s huge, they get so excited it’s almost like they’re winning an Oscar or something when the person delivers their gifts. So it’s really just a wonderful, heartwarming thing to do,” says McCarty.

For more information, you can contact Marcy McCarty at (229) 888-6852, ext. 209.