Plenty of opportunity to help kids through Safford Angel Wish Tree

LifeLine Ambulance conducted a Toys for Tots Fill the Ambulance toy drive outside Walmart last Saturday. - David Bell Photo/Gila Valley Central

SAFFORD — Residents have multiple opportunities this month to help children in need have a happy Christmas.

On Saturday, FFF Clubhouse held a toy drive motorcycle run, and LifeLine Ambulance had a Toys for Tots Fill the Ambulance Toy Drive outside Walmart.

Plus residents can also choose to help a child through the City of Safford’s first Angel Wish Tree.

“This is our first tree, and we still have a ton of children who still need gifts,” said Jamie Embick, director of Planning and Community Development for the city.

The children were nominated through Our Neighbor’s Farm and Pantry and Mt. Graham Safe House, and identities remain anonymous. The only information given to those picking an angel is gender, age, sizes and the child’s hobbies and toy preferences.

Those wishing to give may select as many names as desired. Gifts, along with the angel tag, must be returned no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

The tree is located at the Safford City Annex. 808 S. 8th Ave.