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Angel Tree

Grandparents and older-relative caregivers of minor children in STEP Office of Aging's Caregiver Support Program were featured on Wyrope Williamsport Federal Credit Union's second annual Angel Tree! The Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for local children in need. Each child's name, age, and wish list was hung on the Angel Tree at Wyrope Williamsport Federal Credit Union (FCU) for donors in our community to sponsor during the weeks leading up to the holiday season. 

This portion of the Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is provided to clients 55 years and older that have guardianship, custody, or are informally the primary caregiver for children under the age of 18-years-old. Many of the program participants have more than one child in their care and have established guardianship or custody through the court. Often, the children’s biological parents are incarcerated, in active addiction, or deceased. The clients enrolled in this program meet the Pennsylvania Department of Aging income eligibility guidelines and many are living on solely Social Security. 

CSP reimburses for many costly and necessary expenses monthly, however, Christmas aid for clients must come from alternative sources. While compiling a master list of resources that clients may qualify for, Wyrope FCU, graciously volunteered to add all 41 of the CSP children to their 2023 Angel Tree. Through community and Wyrope staff donations, each child's wish list was fulfilled in time for the holiday.