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December 15, 2013

Mercy’s Door’s Angel Tree needs your gift wishes for decorations

Each year Mercy’s Door Children’s Homes is graciously given the opportunity to place a Christmas tree in the Walnut Square Mall. This tree is different from most trees because it is not decorated with beautiful ornaments; it is decorated with the gift wishes of local foster children within our own community.

Mercy’s Door is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides a safe haven for children who have been abandoned, abused and or neglected.  

“When these children come into our care, most of them have very little clothing or possessions.  That’s why the annual Angel Tree is such a blessing as it not only provides gifts for the kids, but also provides things they desperately need,” said Paula Malone, co-founder of Mercy’s Door. “The age of children we serve is 8 to 18 years of age. Many times the older foster children and teens get overlooked because people usually think of buying for smaller children during the Christmas season. At Mercy’s Door we try to ensure that this doesn’t happen.”

This is the fifth year that Mercy’s Door has had an Angel Tree in Walnut Square Mall.

“Without the giving hearts of the community we could never accomplish the things we do,” said Malone. “Mercy’s Door children, staff and executive board members would like to thank everyone for their support this holiday season.”

 If you would like to purchase a gift for a foster child this Christmas, please visit the Mercy’s Door Angel Tree in Walnut Square Mall at the mall entrance in front of The Rush. The gifting deadline is Saturday. The gift drop-off location is at Journeys within the mall. If you would like to receive more information on Mercy’s Door, please visit www.mercysdoor.net.

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