Angel Tree and Gold Angels for CSF
By Ximena Cabrera
Norwalk Social Services will be hosting its annual Angel Tree event on December 12th at City Hall, with the help of different individuals and organizations including CSF. The California Scholarship Federation, better known as CSF, is one of the oldest honor societies that recognizes and encourages academic achievement as well as community service to high school students in California.
According to The Salvation Army, the Angel Tree Program is a project that provides Christmas gifs for children ages 0-12 years old who otherwise would not receive any gifts at Christmas. There had been speculations that the project would be canceled this year due to COVID-19, but Norwalk Social Services recently revealed that the event is still happening–they will just have to do it differently given the circumstances we find ourselves in. To keep everyone safe, they started by announcing that it would be a drive through event and people will not be able to volunteer this year, but they can still help by buying gold or dollar angels. The gold angels are $20, and each angel buys clothing for one child. Meanwhile, the money from the “Dollar Angels” is used to buy toys for children in need.
This year, CSF bought five gold angels, and sold 40 more to the staff of John Glenn High School. The staff of John Glenn High School, along with CSF have been supporting the Angel Tree Program for many years now.
(pictured above: Angel Tree volunteers from Christmas 2019)