Elite A.C.E. announces Operation Christmas for Teens

Elite A.C.E. announces Operation Christmas for Teens

WOONSOCKET – Elite A.C.E. is holding its Operation Christmas for Teens drive again this year.

The group is currently accepting applications for families with teens ages 12 to 17. Families can email eliteacegroup@gmail.com for an application. They plan to assist 100 families for 2020.

Community members can help by donating items, adopting a teen, having a drop box at their business, or by volunteering.

The following new and unwrapped items will be collected: gift cards, monetary donations, gaming systems, games and accessories, tablets, laptops, electronics ear buds, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, phone accessories, clothing in all sizes, shoes, socks, boxers, undergarments, hats, gloves and scarves, coats, snow boots, jewelry, art kits and more.

The application process runs through Nov. 1. Applications after Nov. 1 are put on the waiting list. Beginning Nov. 1, a wish list will be posted on the Facebook Operation Christmas Adopt a Teen page.

Those interested in adopting a teen, volunteering or having a drop box can email eliteacegroup@gmail.com or call Tara Cruz at 401-585-9291 or Tammy Rhodes at 401-516-0821.