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BAP Angel Tree Program

November 8, 2016

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MACOMB, IL - - For the 23rd consecutive year, Western Illinois University's accountancy honorary Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance are sponsoring an 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 BAP with the name, age, gender, size and "wish list" of each child. The goal of BAP is to provide each child with three gifts.

"The response to our annual program has simply been overwhelming each and every year," said Tracy Juske, BAP president. "There are so many generous and kind individuals on our campus, and we look forward to another year of making the holidays special for the children in need in our region. Beta Alpha Psi and the department extend their appreciation to everyone who contributes to this most meaningful project."

Anyone interested in participating in the BAP Angel Tree Program should contact Becky Hall, accountancy department, at or (309) 298-1152. Include your name, campus phone number and campus address in the email. Cash donations are also welcome; checks can be made 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.

Donors as 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. 5. Students will also pick up the gifts on that date if participants are unable to deliver.

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