Wins for Kansas: Angels in the Attic

Angels in the Attic has a thrift store in Arkansas City that takes in items to sell and then uses that money to support their mission.

"It has actually become a place where people can come and help them get back on their feet and go ahead and become a good citizen,” says executive director Janice Marr.

They help people with their utility bills, housing, even clothing they need to succeed in their jobs. But one of their biggest programs is Santa’s Kids of Cowley County.

"It has grown so big. Last year we had 799 children. And this year we anticipate more,” says Marr.

They help families who may have fallen on hard times, give their kid's the Christmas they might not otherwise be able to.

"They find themselves in a situation where they either pay their rent, or they buy children's Christmas toys."

The entire community comes together to collect toys. Then parents can pick them up, unwrapped, so they can do it themselves and feel confident going into the holidays.

"It's a full blown Christmas program. And if you need to get in the spirit, come down to Angels in the Attic in Ark City and join in on the fun, putting together and bagging toys for the children,” says Marr.

To help with their mission, KAKE TV and our partners, DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to have them as this week's, “Wins for Kansas.”