Residents at Soleil Laurel Canyon, a Canton active adult community, have “adopted” 19 girls for the holidays from the North Georgia Angel House, a therapeutic foster home for girls ages 12-20. These girls are in the custody of the state of Georgia, but they enjoy the benefits of living in a home setting that teaches them valuable life skills, offers educational and employment support, gives therapeutic care and provides all of their essentials for health and stability.
“The Angel House helps these young ladies be the best that they can be, and we hope we can make the holidays a little brighter for them with the gifts we’re able to provide,” said Linda Travis, a Soleil Laurel Canyon resident. She is in charge of heading up the Angel Tree project at the active adult resort style community with her husband, Mike.
Adopting one of the girls is about a $75 investment and includes purchasing a teenage/young woman’s wish list items, such as flat irons, hair dryers, bath robes, hair accessories, slippers and lip gloss.
The Travises have set up a small Angel Tree in the business office at Soleil Laurel Canyon, and residents can select and purchase gifts for one of the 19 girls from the tree. As of December 1, all but four had been “adopted” by residents. Mrs. Travis has no doubts the other four will be adopted soon. The gifts will all be wrapped during a wrapping party hosted by the Travises on December 20.
The Angel Tree project is just one of the many ways the residents at Soleil Laurel Canyon are involved in the community. If living in a community that shares your passion for giving back is important to you, visit Soleil Laurel Canyon and learn about the many activities the residents there have underway.