Pennyrile Area Development District
A Regional Planning & Development Agency
2016 Forgotten Angels Are Available
Posted on November 4th, 2016

​The Forgotten Angels Project will be gearing up again for its 10th year, serving residents in “Personal Care Homes”.  Residents in PCH’s are usually younger and sometimes suffer with mental illness rather than physical limitations.  We focus on this group of residents because they seem to be most forgotten by friends, family and society.  Even more despairing is that these residents are only allowed $60.00 a month personal spending money.
 
You may be asking “How does this work?”  We obtain a list of residents that includes a personal item they request. The Forgotten Angel is then placed on the tree anonymously.  People from the community come to the PADD office and obtain a Forgotten Angel (or several) off the tree.  Later they return with a Christmas bag stuffed full with the residents request and other stocking stuffers.
 
We have a Stocking Stuffer list of items, please see the back of this letter.  These items are basic items that you and I generally take for granted.  Many people load a large Christmas bag full of these extra goodies along with the personal item requested and return it to the PADD office where all the gifts are bagged by PADD staff and volunteers.  Some people choose to bring in donations from the list or make monetary donations. We ask that all gifts be returned, unwrapped, to the PADD office, no later than Friday, December 9th, 2016.
 
As the holiday season approaches, we hope that you will help us provide a touch of joy to those in need.  It is truly amazing to see how our community gets involved in giving so much to these Forgotten Angels.  Each year as the donations began to pour in, I remain stunned at your generosity.  I’m very proud to be a part of this community and look forward to serving our Forgotten Angels in 2016 with your help.
 
To adopt an angel or if you have any questions please contact:
Cindy Tabor
Pennyrile District Ombudsman


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