The staff of the Walton County Tax Collector’s Office has once again partnered with FamiliesFirst Network to supply Christmas gifts to area foster children in need. FamiliesFirst Network provided the ages and wish lists of approximately 30 local children to WCTC.

Angel trees are in the lobbies of both the DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach Offices. Members of the community are welcome to come into the office and adopt an “angel” and share in the season by providing Christmas gifts for a child.

“Christmas is a time of giving and our office enjoys giving back to the community,” said Rhonda Skipper, tax collector. “There are a great number of children in foster care in our area. We want those children to experience the same excitement and joy on Christmas as our own children and grandchildren.”

Area individuals wishing to participate are encouraged to come by the office to select an angel.

The wrapped gifts are due back to the Tax Collector’s Office by Friday, Dec. 14.

For individuals who would prefer to donate to the cause rather than shop for a specific child, gift cards to area stores are being accepted by FamiliesFirst Network to fulfill teen gift requests and to address last minute needs that arise.

For additional information, please contact the Walton County Tax Collector’s Office at 850-892-8121.