For those not familiar with PALS, this is the organization where Ashton spent her time mentoring and tutoring women who have been left behind. The reason the Angel Trees are so important is that these women tend to drop out of their education programs during the Holiday season and hide in the shadows because they can’t care for their children’s needs. A simple gift, donated unwrapped so the mom can wrap it and give it to her child, will keep them in their educational program. A small gesture from someone who isn’t struggling can represent the tipping point for whether these women will succeed or withdraw. 

2020 Angel Tree

We did not let the pandemic stop Christmas from coming.  We were able to bring Christmas to families and children, ages ranging from infant to eighteen, in need.  A big thanks to Orange Theory in Athens, GA for supporting Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation Angel/Giving trees.  This was our 5th year since we started this effort. It filled our hearts with joy to know we helped close to 100 children of the women in the PALS program to have a wonderful Christmas. 

Pictured: Kim Keegan, Founder of AHKF and her mother.  Being mindful to social distance during the pandemic.