BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A local Bowling Green nonprofit is helping teens again this Christmas.
Teen Angel helps families each year purchase Christmas gifts for teens who might not otherwise have one.
From now until November 12, parents as well as anyone else can apply for their teens online. Applicants begin at age 13, ranging from anyone enrolled in a Bowling Green City school or a Warren County public school.
People can visit the Teen Angel website to read the entry requirements and make sure they submit all the correct clothing sizes there when applying.
Last year, residents of Bowling Green enrolled more than 200 teens in the program. Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Joshua Smith said this was the very high number of applicants resulting mainly from the pandemic.
“You know, [with] kids, it’s all about toys and fun things, âSmith said. âTeenagers, and what we’ve found – this is our 12th Christmas support – is that they just want to fit into school. So it’s the shirt, it’s the coats, it’s the shoes, it’s the backpacks, it’s things like that. Not really that much technology, although we still get these requests. We’ve tried to do a few other things as well, so it’s not just shutting down, but that’s generally what our teams really want. “
Smith said Teen Angel also needed volunteers to buy and donate to make these teens’ Christmas dreams come true. People wishing to help or register can do so on their website.