Sunday, December 24, 2006

Make Christmas wishes come true for youth in foster care

Foster care kids' 'angels'
Readers help grant wishes for bikes and more.
Hayes, Holly, Mercury News, Dec. 23, 2006.

Christmas will be much merrier for hundreds of children in foster care in Alameda County, thanks to readers of the Wish Book.

Donations to Adopt An Angel helped that non-profit agency not only grant special wishes for toys and clothing, but also provided funds to purchase 70 bicycles and helmets.

"Every child who requested a bike will have one on Christmas morning,'' reports Georgia Butterfield, who coordinates the Adopt An Angel program from her real estate office in Fremont.