SPARK Angel Tree

angeltreePassing along the following from our friends at Springdale Park Elementary School:

Dear SPARK Community,

As we begin the holiday season, we are saddened that many children at Springdale Park Elementary and their families will not receive any gifts this year due to financial circumstances. However, we are fortunate to be in a community with generous and caring families and individuals, which is why we are having an angel tree for our students in need.

SPARK staff members have worked with the families of these students to get lists of needed items (clothes/shoes) and desired items (toys/games). Items are written on the back of ornaments hung on a tree, located just inside the front doors of the main building.

Unlike some angel trees that ask you to adopt a child or a family and provide their entire wish list, our angel tree has individual items on each ornament. We have also included gift card requests for each family, such as Publix and Wal-Mart gift cards, which can be used for food or toiletries.

Please consider being an angel for a SPARK student in need and providing an item or two. SPARK parents and all community members are welcome to take ornaments at any time during school hours (you will need to sign in at the main office first). If you are unable to come to SPARK and would still like to provide a gift, please email Meghan McClosky at

Gifts can be dropped off at SPARK with Kimberly Walker. Please have your gifts delivered to SPARK by Tuesday, December 17th. Gifts will be distributed to families by Friday, December 20th.

We ask that items not be wrapped in wrapping paper since we need to accurately distribute the gifts (gift bags are acceptable and appreciated). Also, each ornament tag includes a color code assigned to each family and child, in order to protect their privacy. Please send your tag with your gift or attach a note listing the two colored dots on the tag.

Many SPARK staff members are providing gifts, and we have asked SPARK parents to contribute as well. Our students even helped out by making the ornament tags for the angel tree (thanks to our wonderful 5th-grade volunteers). However, we would like to extend the opportunity for the larger SPARK community to participate in helping its students.

If you have any questions regarding the angel tree, please contact Meghan McCloskey at

We hope the many angels in the SPARK community can help our students in need and their families have a happy holiday season.

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