As Christmas draws near, Bryan Broadcasting again takes time to thank everyone who came together for another record breaking Christmas Angels campaign. This year we increased the number of Angels again (from last year’s 550 to 600).
Each “Christmas Angel” is a child living in the Brazos Valley who would not have presents to open under the tree on Christmas morning without your help. Every year we are provided with the children’s names, ages, clothing size, and their personal “wish list” for Christmas Day. From there the Angels are transferred onto cards and hung in the two local Blue Baker restaurants (who celebrated their 5th year of partnership with the program).
Click here for 2012 photos.
Every year we always give people the option to either “adopt” an angel who they can shop for themselves or to donate money into the Christmas Angels Fund which we then in turn use to adopt and shop for the angels ourselves. In addition this year, A&M Head Football Kevin Sumlin generously gifted us a signed commemorative SEC Football to auction off. The funds raised (nearly $1600.00) went directly into the Christmas Angels Fund. We were also extremely blessed to receive sizeable donations from businesses and listeners all over the area with one family setting an all-time Christmas Angels record of $10,000.
As the presents and money began to come in we realized that it would be a truly special year, a year so special that we decided to do something that had never been done. We added more than one hundred angels bringing the total of children served by this year’s drive to more than 700.
In order to process that amount of gifts we turned to a network of employees and volunteers who worked almost around the clock for seven days making sure every present was bought, wrapped, organized, and distributed to the children.
As always, the most special moments come during the days when we get to turn the presents over to the greatful families who because of our incredible listening audience get to give their children the magic of Christmas. For more on Christmas Angels visit www.mychristmasangels.com
A Special Thanks To:
James & Addie Stasny
Jim James, Attorney
Oldham Goodwin Group
American Lube Centers
Producers Cooperative Association
Warren Productive Services
Bryan College Station Homebuilders
Christopher J. Lang
Evelyn B Kingsberry
Sam & Kristen Jones
Chip and Debbie Howard
James and Gina Jett
Lawrence & Janice Thompson
Donald & Frankye Coats
Steve and Ann Lovett
Frankie & Dianne Jaster