Help provide new clothing for 1,000:
Join I-Drive District's 15th
Annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
The I-Drive Business Improvement District and the I-Ride Trolley Service are again partnering with the Salvation Army and WKMG News 6, for its 15th annual Angel Tree program for the 2016 holiday season. I-Drive’s goal this year is to provide new clothing, shoes and toys for 1,000 children in the Orange County community.
“There were so many families who needed a
helping hand this year,” says Luann Brooks, executive director of the I-Drive
Business Improvement District. "And 98 of our I-Drive industry businesses
partnered with us making it possible to go over our goal. This is a wonderful
way for anyone to help a family in need during the holiday. It has become a
huge part of the holiday season for our staff and our generous District
And Brooks says it was not just about
providing much needed clothing.
"More than 50 percent of the
participants also went a step further and generously fulfilled the child's
"wish". Overall in 2015, 922 Angels were adopted, plus 140 bikes
and $4,130.00 was donated. This equates to 25% of all Angels adopted in Orange
Since 1865, the Salvation Army has supported those in need with this nationally recognized program that provides new clothing or toys for underprivileged children. The structure of the program makes it easy and convenient for everyone to help a child during the holidays.
The District began participating in this program in 2002 and each year it continues to grow. The objective is to provide gifts of only new clothing for as many children as possible whose families registered for holiday assistance or children from child care centers and foster homes.
For more information on the Angel Tree Program and how your business can join I-Drive's District Partners for 2016, please contact Denise Daugherty at 407-248-9590 or firstname.lastname@example.org