The Salvation Army has set up Angel Trees in the malls with names of people in need who could use a little help during the holiday season. We decided to devote the day trying to help a few wishes come true. Mom said she wanted to do it, too and was very excited about this fun adventure.
We saw this adorable train and I could picture KC having a great time on it when she gets here in a couple of weeks.
The trees are decorated with little paper angels listing the first name, age, male or female and what they would like to have for the holiday.
Mom wanted to help a little girl. We selected two other boys, one was a toddler and the other was 4 years old.
Most of the angels had names of children when we were there. It was a wonderful feeling to imagine how happy they would be when they saw their toys.
It was also sad to see that the trees could not hold all the angels who needed help. Many more were placed on the tables.
We found everything the boys wanted, but Mom's little 20 month old girl wanted a Fisher Price Learning Piggy Bank. None of the Toys R Us had it. Neither did Sears, 3 K-Marts, Targets, Wal-Mart, Navy BX or the small toy stores we went to. We also made calls everywhere and nobody had it. I guess, the day after Black Friday is a hard time to find a specific toy.
We went back to the Angel Tree and told them we failed. We selected another little girl, 8 years old this time who wanted Barbie and Polly Pocket. That was much easier. We got both and brought them back to the Angel Tree to give to her.
It was a very satisfying day.