In 2018, Angela Aguirre, central supply associate, and Sherry Davis, environmental services director, started an Angel Tree program at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida.
Leading up to Christmas, names of associates’ children under age 18, along with requested gifts or needed items, are submitted anonymously to the two ladies, and the wish requests are placed on the Angel Tree for associates, residents, families and visitors to select. The program helps associates in need provide a little extra holiday magic for their families.
In its first year, the program assisted 51 kids, and in 2019, that number climbed to 75!
“It warms my heart to see how much people give back to put a smile on someone’s face at Christmas,” said Davis. “I so enjoy that I get to head the Angel Tree here at Life Care! The families we help are so grateful. There are tears, hugs and much appreciation. I hope our Angel Tree program continues yearly for a long time.”