STATUS UPDATE as of 11-20-14

EARTH ANGEL STATUS UPDATE(S)

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ..!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ..!

: as of 11-20-14
(Please take a moment to read….)
We now have once again the AWESOME Oregon H.S. Lady Hawks Basketball Team volunteering to help with wrapping this year….YAY GIRLS!
Looking forward to working with you again this year!
Thank You THANK YOU..God Bless!
Love EarthAngel Granny

A NOTE FROM GRANNY……
For those of you that don’t know, Earth Angels IS a community event. Gifts are donated by the community to sponsor a child at Christmas, who otherwise might think Santa forgot them. AND…Where from the very young to our seniors gather and become Santa’s Elves and help with the picking up, sorting, wrapping & distribution of gifts. Scouts who volunteer, whether boys or girls, earn points towards their community badges. Where letters & cards are gathered and sent lovingly abroad to let our servicemen & women know we haven’t forgotten, and a candle burns bright in all our hearts for their safe arrival home. Where each year when the season begins, a single bell can be heard ringing in the distance, and by Christmas morning..a CRESCENDO of bells are ringing in the hearts of Earth Angels here in Ogle County that make the season brighter in someone’s life and family! This miracle happens out of the kindness & generosity and opened hearts of a community of people..meaning YOU! I could not do, what I do, without everyone’s participation!

Thanks to ALL of YOU…this is our 11th Earth Angel season! God Bless! AND…I am proud to say, each year has been a success, and we have never had to turn anyone away! That’s pretty AWESOME….Don’t you think?

So come Christmas morning, IF you listen …you will hear a CRESCENDO of bells ringing here in Ogle County ( and from those who donate from a far..! ) coming from the hearts of ALL our Earth Angels !
And you will find this Granny with tears of joy….

Sooooo…EARTH ANGELS…LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN ONCE AGAIN..!

REMEMBER…..
“Every time you hear a bell ring…an Angel gets his wings” !

And Ogle County has the largest group of bell ringing Earth Angels!

Thank You & God Bless!
Love Granny

IMPORTANT MESSAGE as of 11/13/14

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ..!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ..!

EARTH ANGELS STATUS UPDATE: as of 11/12/14 at 848pm….
Please be sure to “friend request” me so your PM message does not go into my “other” or “spam” folders….and does not get overlooked. Someone pointed out there wasn’t a friend request button…I don’t know why, others are able to..IF you don’t see one, click on the “follow” button, and I will “friend request” you back. So we are able to communicate. Also, just because you left a message requesting assistance, “does not” mean that you automatically qualify to receive it. I must be able to speak to you, so when leaving a message, also please leave a number where I can contact you. If I am busy on another call or away from my phone when you do call in, please remember to leave a number, so I can return your call. This time of year, my phone is very busy, and it is only I that can do your intake & screening process. We protect your privacy. I appreciate your patience, &I will get back to you.My phone will only get busy each day throughout the season.
AS OF RIGHT THIS MOMENT at 859pm…As you can imagine, my phone has been very busy….Tis the season…I have returned everyone’s messages or call backs, with the exception of TWO….1) I attempted twice to call today and only got their V.M. 2) the other via pm message- left no number for me to call.
I try to make my call backs throughout the day..up until about 9pm……
I will not call after that… Please keep that in mind.
Final thought….I want to thank those who were recipients in the past, and have contacted me for volunteering this year…it’s always good to see everyone “pay it forward” when they can ..God Bless!
Thank You & God Bless!
Love Granny

EARTH ANGELS-STATUS UPDATE: as of MONDAY Nov. 10th, 2014

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ..!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ..!

Hello Everyone….
Its been a busy few months & we are wrapping up finishing getting preps ready for our drop site locations…(There was a major problem with half of our printing order…. And I am now attempting to do 1300 hundred copies here at home, in between everything else…. Sigh…)
Last week press releases were sent out to all our surrounding news media with all the pertinent information …. Including I have a NEW PHONE # this year!
So please watch your local newspapers for information & continuing updates or keep checking back here on our FaceBook Page at: EarthAngel Granny.
Because each news media have different publication dates….(press releases will be beginning sometime this week). I requested no calls be attempted until “this week”, until the press releases had been published with the NEW PHONE#…..Hence the slight delay on taking incoming calls for registration….
Please be advised, that Monday 11/10 & Tues. 11/12…. I will NOT be available to take calls during the day…. My hubby is having testing done at a medical center in the Chicagoland area…. I will attempt to return any messages in the evening, depending on the hour we arrive back home. As is, today we arrived home too late for me to attempt any call backs….and while we are at the medical center, I can not have any phone on etc….
Wed 11/13, Thurs, 11/14, Fri 11/15… I will be completing the set ups at all our drop site locations. So calls will be returned intermittently throughout the day…
Please leave a message, and I WILL get back to you! Please understand, that each call may take up to 45mins if not longer, depending on the circumstances. I have only one phone, and one pair of ears…So PLEASE be patient.
Sign Up Registration Sheets will also be available by Fri. 11/15 at:
DHS in Oregon, Ogle County Health Dept (WIC Program) , and LSSI in Sterling (Oregon & Dixon office is now closed & Sterling office covers families in Ogle Co.).
Thank you for your patience…
Love Granny
# 779-771-4591
(New phone number)

EARTH ANGELS WANTED FOR TOYS & DONATIONS…

EARTH ANGELS WANTED – for Toys & Donations 2014

Please help bring a little joy into the life of a child in need this holiday season…
Earn your “Earth Angel” wings by sponsoring a child for Christmas..
With your contribution of a toy or donation, he or she will know Santa didn’t forget them after all….
Our goal is to reach out to families currently residing in Ogle County, IL. ( but with your help, no family in need will be turned away). These are families that have fallen through the system somehow, and are unable to receive any kind of assistance, some even homeless, but really could use an Earth Angel assigned to them to make this a special Christmas after all… If you know of a family in need, who “really” needs an “Earth Angel”, even if it’s your own family, please come forward and let us know, all the information is kept confidential. What is most important is gender & ages so gifts can be purchased and distributed accordingly… You can still earn your wings by volunteering to help wrap, pick up and/or deliver when the time comes, even if it’s for an hour or two… Remember the names being gathered need your help, generosity & opened hearts for toys & donations to make this a success! TOGETHER, we can make a difference & make Ogle County the largest group of bell ringing “Earth Angels” again this year! “Remember, every time a bell rings, an Angel gets it’s wings”

DEADLINE FOR TOYS is Dec.18h, 2014 at each of the drop sites
(Remember, you can also help by donating wrapping paper, gift bags, tape, etc.)
Please Note: Gifts & donations will still be accepted at Mt. Morris Seniors Ctr. thru Christmas…
Distribution this year, begins Dec. 22nd and is done until all the toys have been delivered or picked up in time for Christmas. Last year many gifts were already gift wrapped, and was greatly appreciated! “Earth Angel” headquarters will once again, for one week only, be at the Mt.Morris Seniors Ctr. Where we all gather as a community, from the very young to the very old and turn into Santa’s elves to wrap & fill orders in time for distribution. Many recipients from previous years, now return each year to volunteer to pay it forward. God Bless!

CONFIRMED DROP SITES FOR 2014
(start looking for us the first week OR second week of November)

1.) Sterling Federal Bank 18 West Main Street, Mt. Morris
2.) Kable News 16 South Wesley Avenue, Mt. Morris
3.) Mt.Morris Seniors Ctr. 9 East Front Street, Mt. Morris
4.) Forreston Library 204 1st Avenue, Forreston
5..) Forreston Bank. 200 Main St., Forreston
(tags & Granny’s Mail Box for troops only)
6.) Bertolet Memorial Library 705 South Main Street, Leaf River
7.) Citgo (downtown) Route 72#, Leaf River (PENDING)
8.) Rock River Seniors Ctr. 810 So. 10th, Oregon
9.) Pete Harkness – Auto Dealership 601 Gale Street, Oregon
10.) Creative Designs 1310 West Pines Road, #B, Oregon
11.) Dollar General 1050 Pines Road, Oregon
12.) Blackhawk Area Credit Union 201 East Dixon, Polo
13.) Polo Library 302 West Mason, Polo
14.) Mt.Morris Moose 101 Moose Dr. Mt.Morris (M-F 830-Noon & Tu-Fri 4-9pm)
15.) St Paul Lutheran 114 So 5th St., Oregon
(Mon/Fri 830-noon & Tues/Wed/Thurs 1-430pm -use north
entrance doors)
16.) St Brides Episcopal 1000 Rt.64, Mt Morris
(tub for toy donations will be in entrance foyer of church)
17.) State Farm Ins. 500 Gale St., Oregon.
18.) Sawicki Motors 1260 No. 7th ( Rt.251) Rochelle

FOR TOY DONATIONS AT DROP SITE(S) :
Pick your chosen “Lil Angel” tag (boy or girl & age)
Attach your chosen tag(s) to your gift(s) & return by Dec.18th . Place it in any one of our drop site locations

MONETARY DONATIONS CAN BE MAILED TO:

Earth Angels P.O. Box 188, Forreston, IL. 61030-0188.
OR to: Earth Angel Fund – c/o Forreston State Bank
200 Main Street – P.O.Box 278, Forrestion, IL. 61030-0278

OR. Donations can be made on Face Book at:
Fundrazr (via PayPal Link)for”Earth Angels Wanted – Fundraiser”

WEBSITE/ BLOG ADDRESS: http://www.earthangelsoglecounty.spaces.live.com

EMAIL ADDRESS: earth.angels.oglecounty@hotmail.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: Earth Angel Granny (Linda Straith)

Questions? Want to volunteer? Need a pick up? Call 779-771-4591 & ask for “Granny”

For TOYS & DONATIONS!

For TOYS & DONATIONS!

 

 

 

IF YOU KNOW OF A SOLDIER CURRENTLY SERVING…Please contact me with their APO’s! We would like to add them to our list! Thank You & God Bless!

Earth Angel Corespondents Wanted – for Christmas Cards & Letters for our Troops 2014

Hello Everyone…
My name is Granny…Each year at this time Granny & her Earth Angels begin getting ready for the holiday season
in gathering names & toys for children of families in need, that reside in Ogle County.

In addition, a few years ago, and just as important, “Granny’s Mailbag” was established to gather heaven sent cards & letters filled with
loving thoughts, prayers & holiday wishes for our deployed soldiers abroad, along with our hopes of their safe return, and soon. Sadly, we
still have so many away from their homes & families.

With everyone’s help, we can help bring a little joy into the life of a soldier that is still abroad this holiday season…So please, this year when you are writing to friends and family, take an extra moment and write a card or letter for a soldier this Christmas… and then, deposit into one
of “Granny’s Mailbag’s” or “Granny’s MailBox’s”located at each of the drop sites listed below….That is it!..No postage is required! How
simple can that be? With your contribution, he or she will know, we here at home, haven’t forgotten them after all. Our goal is to reach out to
as many soldiers as possible…So “Granny’s Mailbag’s” really could use your help in this assignment….!

Together, no matter how old or young, as a community, or from a distance, we can make Ogle County the largest group of bell ringing
Earth Angels again this year! “Remember, every time a bell rings, an Angel gets it’s wings”

DEADLINE FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE is Dec.1st, 2014 – DEADLINE FOR TOYS this year is Dec.18th, 2014
** (Remember, you can also help by donating wrapping paper, gift bags, tape, etc.)

CONFIRMED DROP SITES FOR 2014
(start looking for us the first week OR second week of November)

1.) Sterling Federal Bank 18 West Main Street, Mt. Morris
2.) Kable News 16 South Wesley Avenue, Mt. Morris
3.) Mt.Morris Seniors Ctr. 9 East Front Street, Mt. Morris
4.) Forreston Library 204 1st Avenue, Forreston
5..) Forreston Bank. 200 Main St., Forreston
(tags & Granny’s Mail Box for troop only
6.) Bertolet Memorial Library 705 South Main Street, Leaf River
7.) Citgo (downtown) Route 72#, Leaf River (PENDING)
8.) Rock River Seniors Ctr. 810 So. 10th, Oregon
9.) Pete Harkness – Auto Dealership 601 Gale Street, Oregon
10.) Creative Designs 1310 West Pines Road, #B, Oregon
11.) Dollar General 1050 Pines Road, Oregon
12.) Blackhawk Area Credit Union 201 East Dixon, Polo
13.) Polo Library 302 West Mason, Polo
14.) Mt.Morris Moose 101 Moose Dr. Mt.Morris (M-F 830-Noon & Tu-Fri 4-9pm)
15.) St Paul Lutheran 114 So 5th St., Oregon
(Mon/Fri 830-noon & Tues/Wed/Thurs 1-430pm – use north entrance doors)
16.) St Brides Episcopal 1000 Rt.64, Mt Morris
(tub for toy donations will be in entrance foyer of church)
17.) State Farm Ins. 500 Gale St., Oregon.
18.) Sawicki Motors 1260 No. 7th ( Rt.251) Rochelle

FOR DONATION OF TOYS AT DROP SITE(S) :Pick your chosen “Lil Angel” tag (boy or girl & age)
Attach your chosen tag(s) to your gift(s) & return by Dec. 18th . Place it in any one of our drop site locations

MONETARY DONATIONS CAN BE MAILED TO:

Earth Angels P.O. Box 188, Forreston, IL. 61030-0188. OR to: Earth Angel Fund – c/o Forreston State Bank
200 Main Street – P.O.Box 278, Forrestion, IL. 61030-0278

OR. Donations can be made on Face Book at:
Fundrazr (via PayPal Link) for “Earth Angels Wanted – Fundraiser”

WEBSITE ADDRESS: http://www.earthangelsoglecounty.spaces.live.com

EMAIL ADDRESS: earth.angels.oglecounty@hotmail.com

FACEBOOK PAGE: Earth Angel Granny (Linda Straith)

Questions? Want to volunteer? Need a pick up? Call 779-771-4591 & ask for “Granny”

Cards & Letters For Our Troops !

Cards & Letters For Our Troops !