Rainbow of Challenges is having it's annual ROC Angel Tree drive through December 9.
The Angel Tree drive helps to fulfill Christmas wishes for children whose families have difficulties around the holiday season. ROC Angel Trees are put on display at the front entrance of Walmart in Hope.

Rainbow of Challenges is having it's annual ROC Angel Tree drive through December 9.
The Angel Tree drive helps to fulfill Christmas wishes for children whose families have difficulties around the holiday season. ROC Angel Trees are put on display at the front entrance of Walmart in Hope. The trees are filled with numbers that relate to a child and their Christmas wish. Their wishes may include shoes and clothes, toys and other specific items. Individuals may pick a number from the tree if they wish to purchase an item for a child. After the item is purchased the unwrapped gift may be dropped off at the ROC administration building at 500 South Main Street according to a press release from ROC.
"We primarily focus on children with disabilities, but include their siblings under the age of 10. We try to reach out into the community and provide to those who call needing assistance," Michelle Bowlin, tree coordinator, said.
She said the drive has helped those whose homes have burned, gifts that were stolen and  orphans that moved into the area.
She said the drive has also assisted families who have been through some type of devastation that has happened prior to the Christmas season. She said they have talked about reaching out even further next year, but said this is only talk at this time.
Bowlin said what is different this year is the teaming up between Prescott Nevada County Special Services and ROC in Hope to provide a tree in Prescott. The tree located at the Bank of Prescott. She said this allows them to reach more children and their families.
Last year the Angel Tree drive reached an estimated 189 children in the area. Bowlin said they are hoping to top that number this year.
She said not all children are part of ROC/Making Rainbows, and that is just a starting point.
"I've has several calling from the community and we try to help. By the time the program is complete we have served many families in the community not associated with ROC/Making Rainbows," Bowlin said.
She said, so far, there are about 125 children on the tree. She said that number is likely to increase.