Angels of the Fields bring cheer to the Delta’s most vulnerable kids
Thirty donated bicycles, taiko drumming, carnival games, healthy food and goodies, pictures with Santa Claus, a Christmas stocking for every child and presents for all! Volunteers with the charitable group Angels of the Fields are busy working miracles this week to prepare an all-out celebration of Christmas love! The December 3rd Christmas Carnival in the Sacramento Delta is by invitation only. This year, 90 migrant farmworker families with 250 children are invited.
“We want to make sure the children of farmworkers know that Santa has not forgotten them!” says Norma Koch of Angels of the Fields. “These are the children of parents who work hard all year long to pick the fruits and vegetables that feed our families. Yet, most live in poverty and some are even homeless. This is our chance each year to make sure they know they are loved… and we can’t wait!”
Angels of the Fields is now in its 16th year as a group of volunteers dedicated to giving back to farmworkers. The group operates under the umbrella of the California Human Development, which serves as fiscal agent. Generous community donations make the group’s charitable work possible.