How to get help
A family in need may complete an application between now and Nov. 15 at the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service office at the Osgood fairgrounds. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. weekdays. Applications also may be obtained by calling Joseph at 812-756-0958.
How to contribute
There are three ways to participate in Angels of Giving by Dec. 10. Individuals or families may be adopted. Joseph suggests, “You can make contact with them to see, really, what are their needs?” Angels may deliver their gifts to the families’ homes or the fairgrounds for pickup. Tax-deductible checks (receipts can be requested) must be made payable to Angels of Giving and mailed to Shanna Joseph, 2910 N. Old Michigan Road, Holton, IN 47023. Unwrapped new toys may be dropped off at the Osgood fairgrounds. Co-chairs also can pick up contributions. Info: Shanna Joseph, 812-756-0958; Bill Warren, 812-689-4427 or 812-756-2560.
During Angels of Giving, Joseph always is impressed by “the kindness of our community. We don’t do this by ourselves. We do this as a community ... Ripley County is one of the best. I’ve met so many wonderful people doing this.”
Debbie Blank can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.
How Angels of Giving began • Warren and members of his church at the time, Osgood Nazarene, started Toys for Tots 13 years ago to help town citizens. Now it has a new name, is nondenominational and covers the entire county.