Teen Angel shopping for kids kicks off at Kohl’s
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Shopping for Christmas can be a stressful experience.
However, doing so for kids who would otherwise go without is rewarding.
Seeing the impact it has on them is a gift you can’t put a price on.
Until 3:00 p.m. today, representatives from Warren County Public and Bowling Green city schools are shopping.
Not for themselves, but for 50 teenagers who are active students and in the Teen Angel program.
With 175 dollars to spend per student, kids are going to receive clothes, toys, books, and other necessities.
The money is made possible 100% through community-wide donations.
There are also 125 kids from Warren Central’s Youth Center alone receiving Christmas gifts.
Once the shopping is done, the parents will pick up all their kid’s gifts on the 14th from Warren Central.
We spoke to Jessica Diame, the Youth Service Coordinator at Warren Central, who is also one of the shoppers.
Diame says seeing the lasting impact the gifts have on the students is what the Teen Angel program is all about.
Teen Angel is a program that started roughly 9 years ago through Community Education.
The program provides Christmas for teenagers 13 through high school in Bowling Green city and Warren County public schools.