HOPE, AR – Rainbow of Challenges’ Making Rainbows childcare center is looking for the community’s help in making this Christmas brighter for many of the area children this year with its ROC Angels Drive.

According to Scott Jester, the goal of the project is to provide a merry Christmas complete with toys, clothes and essentials for many children whose families may not be able to provide their Christmas wishes this year. Jester said the ROC Angel Drive helped to fulfill the Christmas wishes of more than 185 children in 2016.

Jester said ROC Angel Trees will be located at the front entrance of Walmart in Hope. Each tree will be filled with angels containing information about each child’s wishes as well as their favorite color and sizes for clothes and shoes.

Anyone wishing to participate simply needs to pick a number from the tree, purchase the items from the wish list and drop them off, unwrapped, at the Rainbow of Challenges Administration Building at 500 S. Main St. in Hope. Those who purchase items are asked to attach the number representing their Angel to the items when they drop them off so the staff can get them to the right child.

The items will be distributed to the families in December.

According to Jester, Tyson Foods and its employees are generously teaming up with the Making Rainbows team on the project once again this year to help bring smiles to local children’s faces.

The Prescott/Nevada County Special Services are also conducting their own Angels drive for children in Nevada County.

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