RCRC staff participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program this holiday season. Originating in 1979, the Angel Tree Program has grown from serving 700 children in one Virginia location, to now providing toys and clothing for more than one million children across the United States. RCRC staff assisted in the Sacramento Metro program, both collecting toys, and distributing to families.
RCRC employees and their family members participated in each phase of the event, adopting two local families (seven children). Gifts of toys and clothing were purchased and delivered to the distribution site at Cal Expo. RCRC staff then spent two days sorting the toys and then distributing the gifts and food to more than 2,000 families.
“Participating in the Angel Tree program allowed RCRC employees to experience local generosity firsthand,” said Lisa McCargar, RCRC Chief Financial Officer. “It was a moving experience as some recipients have tears of joy, as do some volunteers.”