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Twenty-Five Children Still in Need of Angels

November 28, 2006

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MACOMB, IL – Twenty-five area foster children are still in need of “angels” this holiday season.

Western Illinois UniversityÂ’s accountancy honorary Beta Alpha Psi and the accountancy department are sponsoring numerous children through the Angel Tree Program. According to Cheryl Westen, Beta Alpha Psi adviser, they still have 25 children who need to be selected.

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) 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 sponsoring a child should contact Becky Hall, accountancy department, at 309/298-1152 or e-mail

Please include: your name, campus phone and location, preference of boy or girl (if any) and age preference (if any). Beta Alpha Psi will try to match donors with their preference(s). 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.

Donors are asked to securely attach the angel tag with the childÂ’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 accountancy department, Stipes Hall 418, by 4:30 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 4.

Posted By: Darcie Shinberger (
Office of University Communications & Marketing