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Angel Tree Program

November 7, 2013

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MACOMB, IL -- For the 20th consecutive year, Western Illinois University's accountancy honorary Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance are sponsoring the Angel Tree Program.

The Angel Tree Program provides holiday gifts and necessities to foster care children and teenagers in McDonough, Fulton, Warren, Henderson and Hancock counties. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) from each of the counties has provided Beta Alpha Psi with the name, age, gender, size and "wish list" of each child. The goal of Beta Alpha Psi is to provide each child with three gifts.

Anyone interested in participating in the Beta Alpha Psi Angel Tree Program should contact Becky Hall, accountancy department, at (309) 298-1152 or Please include: your name, campus phone and campus address. Cash donations are also welcome (checks payable to Beta Alpha Psi Angel Tree Program). If donations exceed the amount needed for the foster children, food baskets will be provided to families in need.

"We've had incredible success over the years with this program, and we look forward to another year of making the holidays special for the children in need in our region. We so appreciate everyone's generosity," said Kelsey Korsmeyer, an accountancy major and member of Beta Alpha Psi.

Donors are asked to securely attach the angel tag with the child's name to the outside of the wrapped package and to indicate the type of gift(s), such as toy/clothing, that have been purchased. Gifts must be ready to be picked up or delivered to the Department of Accounting and Finance, Stipes Hall 431, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Students will also pick up the gifts on that date if participants are unable to deliver.

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