DURANT – The holiday season is a special time of year for many. It is also a time of year in which some may be in need of others to help them enjoy the season.
This Christmas, Vision Bank has two different Angel Trees with opportunities to be a blessing to others in the community.
Hanna Westbrook, personal banker at Vision Bank, spoke about the two separate trees with names remaining to be selected.
“One is for one of our local nursing homes and the other is for some Choctaw children who are in foster care,” Westbrook said. “And there are still some tags left on them.”
The final date for claiming a name on the tree and submitting a gift for the children in foster care in Dec. 12 and for doing so for those in the nursing home is Dec. 21.
“When someone gets a tag, there are ages and clothing sizes and what they like. One of the tags for the kids may say “Mermaids,” so you might want to get them something with mermaids. Mainly things that they can use clothing-wise and for the kids you can get them toys.”
The gifts can be dropped off, wrapped or unwrapped, at Vision Bank and they will be delivered to those for which the tag was drawn.
“I think it’s special to them if there is maybe a hand-written note or card to go along with the gift. Since it is Christmas, it’s good to make the gifts personal.”
Vision is also a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.
Vision Bank in Durant is located at 2514 W. University Blvd. and is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.