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Teen organizes Angel Tree


Last updated 12/9/2021 at 9:29am

A local teen who organized a gift drive at her school last year had such success that she is doing it again. She's asking the community to help fulfill the wishes of 150 people.

"I decided to do the Angel Tree again this year because it made such a difference to people last year, and I wanted to make people's Christmas special again," Kiara Grant said. "I also love the feeling of knowing that someone else's day can be made just by the actions/contributions of someone else who is willing to give. The organizers said that the Angel Tree helped so many children and seniors, and that it was something really special for everyone."

An Angel Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with tags listing the wanted items of specific people in need, and anyone can choose certain gifts and buy them anonymously.

Grant, a student at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, said last year's effort was incredible.

"With help from the community, I was able to fulfill most of the 150 tags," she said.

Tags come from children of all ages, with gift requests for babies through teens. Specific requests range from clothing to toys and makeup. See images for full list.

The deadline to drop off gifts is Dec. 17 at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. Anyone interested can email Kiara at: [email protected]


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