MoDOT: Deadline Dec. 3 for annual Christmas Angels program chili orders | Community Spirit
(KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Transportation says the deadline to get your chili orders in is 4 p.m. on Monday, December 3.
MoDOT employees have helped grant Christmas wishes to Southeast Missouri families for 25 years with the Christmas Angels program.
"The program began decades ago with a crock pot of chili and the desire to help at least one child," said Transportation Project Designer Jeff Wachter. "With the help of area businesses, organizations and generous individuals, the program has grown. Last year, the event raised nearly $5,500-helping over 100 children."
This year's event will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, with chili orders due by 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. The cost is $4 and will include a 16-ounce cup of chili, crackers and chips. Current MoDOT employees and retirees volunteer to cook, pack and deliver chili for the event. With the funds raised, volunteers buy gifts for children who would not otherwise receive gifts.
Volunteers work with the Department of Family Services to identify needy children in the area.
"The program has grown locally and many businesses and organizations purchase chili for their employees," said Senior Design Technician Kathy Hixson. "Participants receive a hot lunch and help needy families at the same time."
To place an order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-258-0932. Please include your name, address, phone number and requested time of delivery with your order. Orders of six or more in the Sikeston area can be delivered. The deadline to order is 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3.
Businesses or individuals wishing to donate to the Christmas Angels program may send or drop their donations by the Division 10 Highway Employees' Credit Union Office, located at 337 North Main Street in Sikeston, Mo. Checks can be made out to the Christmas Angels Program.
For more information about the Christmas Angels program, contact Wachter at 573-472-5294 or Hixson at 573-258-0932.
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