Angels at Work finishes its 'Stuffed for Smiles' project
SHAMOKIN - Angels at Work finished its "Stuffed for Smiles" project this summer.
With donations from the community, a total of 20 books and 25 animals were purchased for sick and injured children in the area. In addition, a donation to help with expenses was given to "Austin," a local boy suffering from cancer.
Donations were collected in memory or honor of a loved one with their names written in the books as requested. Donations collected included books in memory of Robert Ecker Sr., Joseph Blase, Donna Vinskie, Donald Wagner, Paul Gritman, Evelyn Osborn, Pup Pup, Tacy Lee Boyle, Joseph "Alfie" McLaughlin and Charles and Catherine Wudyka. Books were also purchased in honor of Kathleen Blase, Peggy Lutcavage, Isabel Kogut, Cheryl Delsite and Joan Ecker.
"It was great to have the community help each other once again," stated Angels at Work President Kyla Martin. "We have always received tremendous response and donations for all our projects, and I would like to thank the community for helping to keep this charity for the last eight years."
Projects planned for the winter include another "Operation Bedtime Story," which was a huge success in 2009. Anyone interested in volunteering their time with the charity or donating funds should call Kathy at 570-644-7689.
Angels at Work began eight years ago with three children, ages 10, 11 and 12, and one adult.
The charity is registered with the President's Volunteer Service Award, with volunteers earning bronze, silver or gold awards. Angels at Work has had bronze and gold-level award winners, and has helped one student earn the Bronze Medal Congressional Award.