Joyful Angels announced they will again sponsor the Silent Santa program this upcoming Christmas season according to coordinator Dixie Lamparter.
Applications are available at Sullivan’s in Gillespie, TJ’s in Benld, and Benld Public Library. To be eligible for assistance, children must be enrolled and residing in the Gillespie school district.
The program is open to newborns through 18-year-olds. Applications need to be returned by November 14.
Joyful Angels is a non-profit group that raises money to purchase and offer toys to children in need each year. All money stays in the Gillespie school district and donations made by individuals or businesses are greatly appreciated.
Checks can made payable to Joyful Angels and mailed to United Community Bank, 301 North Macoupin, Gillespie, IL 62033. Call Dixie at 217-371-4125 if you have any questions about the program or would like more information.