HIGHLANDS CO., Fla. — The holiday season is upon us and it’s time for the Christmas Ag Angels program to launch its efforts for 2017. Ten years ago, Scott Kirouac started donating to local schools in the Highlands Heartland area of Florida. For 2016, the program raised more than $60,000 in 30 days! One hundred percent of the money provides Christmas gifts for less fortunate children – many of whom are minority agriculture families. All Highlands County Public Schools, four Hardee County Public Schools, The Guardian Ad Litem programs of Highlands and Hardee counties, Highlands County Big Brothers Big Sisters and Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) each shared in 100 percent of donations received.
The true success of this program is due to its contributors — people like you. Will you join the effort this year to make an even bigger difference for 2017? Get Involved… As always, 100 percent of the funds collected will be used to purchase gifts by the teachers and staff. No funds are used to give gift cards or cash to the students or parents. This assures the funds are not used for unintended purposes. Scott’s goal has always been, and will continue to be, to provide underprivileged children the joy of waking up Christmas morning and having a special gift to open.
Scott asks you to make your donation now, while fresh in your mind: proceeds will be distributed to the schools and programs by December 10 enabling the “Elves” time to shop for the children before winter break. Checks can be made to: Ag Angels Inc., P.O. Box 8333, Sebring, Florida 33872 or by making a donation online.
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