As the holidays draw near, many are perfecting their wish lists and getting ready for parties and family gatherings. Some, however, are only hoping to get the necessities this year. To help girls at the North Georgia Angel House, a therapeutic foster home for girls ages 12-20, residents at Soleil Laurel Canyon in Canton have created the Angel Tree. They are “adopting” 19 girls and purchasing gifts for each one.
“The Angel House helps these young ladies be the best that they can be, and we hope we can make the holidays a little brighter for them with the gifts we’re able to provide,” said Linda Travis, a Soleil Laurel Canyon resident. She is in charge of heading up the Angel Tree project at the active adult resort style community with her husband, Mike.
The girls will receive items such as flat irons, hair dryers, bath robes, hair accessories, slippers and lip gloss.
The Travis’s have set up a small Angel Tree in the clubhouse at Soleil Laurel Canyon, and residents can select and purchase gifts for one of the 19 girls from the tree. As of December 1, all but four had been “adopted” by residents. Mrs. Travis has no doubt the other four will be adopted soon. The gifts will all be wrapped during a wrapping party hosted by the Travis’s on December 20.
The Angel Tree project is just one of the many ways the residents at Soleil Laurel Canyon are involved in the community. If living in an active adult community that shares your passion for giving back is important to you, visit Soleil Laurel Canyon and learn about the many activities the residents there have underway.