The Amazing Angel Tree


“The Angel Tree” that everyone could donate to. Photo by Kinley Waltman.

“The Angel Tree” is a contribution that North performs every year during the holiday season. During this time, students from various clubs sign up to bring in a gift and donate it to a child in need, living in the community, who would otherwise go without a present to open on Christmas morning. A QR code was beside “The Angel Tree” for club members to scan, logging the gift they donated. There was a group of different angel-shaped cards hanging on the tree. Every angel represented a child that was in need this Christmas. On the back of the ornament was their age, gender and what they wanted for Christmas. Anyone could claim an angel off of the tree and purchase a gift for a child. Once purchased, they placed the present under the tree, and senior Megan Covington took those presents to The Place of Forsyth


Covington received the names of each child via email from The Place of Forsyth. After she gathered the presents from North students, she drove them to The Place of Forsyth building. She then gave them to the workers, and the workers took the gifts to the families. 


Covington, the student who came up with the idea of “The Angel Tree,” said she did it because she has “always been fortunate and blessed around the holiday season,” so she wanted to “do something to give back to the community for Christmas.” 


Junior Ansley Grimes, a helper with “The Angel Tree,” donated to “The Angel Tree” because she knew she would “help a child in need receive a gift for Christmas.” It is a priority for Grimes to give to others, and “this was the perfect way to do so.” 


Overall, “The Angel Tree” was a great way to give back to our community and put a smile on a family’s face. Though you cannot donate a gift to “The Angel Tree” anymore, it is still up in the Hub.