With less than a month to go before starting its annual Holiday Appeal the Tree of Hope, Family and Children’s Services wants you to help give their trees a name.
The agency will be planting two young evergreen trees for this year’s campaign – both becoming “official” permanent Trees of Hope.
One of the trees will be planted outside their Kingston office at 817 Division Street office and the other at their office in Napanee located at 99 Advance Avenue.
There will be a special dedication ceremonies that the public is welcome to attend. The Kingston event happening on Saturday, November 25 at 7:00pm and the Napanee ceremony held at 7pm on November 26.
Take part in one of the oldest holiday appeals in Southeastern Ontario by helping Family and Children’s Services give the trees a name. Your suggestion should reflect their campaign’s goal to represent all the people in the community – different faiths, traditions, cultures and more. Be creative and have fun while also ensuring your suggestions are respectful of all the people they serve.
This year, the Tree of Hope campaign is expected to provide toys, food, clothing and other items to 900 local children.
Each suggestion will be be reviewed by Family and Children’s Services with the winner chosen just before the tree dedication ceremonies. If they pick the name you suggested,You’ll be asked to come and cut the ribbon on the tree dedication.