RELEASE — The 2017 Tree of Hope Holiday Appeal is now underway in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. The campaign, one of the oldest in Southeastern Ontario, is expected to help 900 kids with toys, food, clothing and other items.
Our Children’s Aid Society has been running holiday appeals every December for most of its existence. The Tree of Hope is more than just a toy drive. What the families we serve really need at this time of the year is hope. That’s what this campaign is really all about, and that’s what we’re asking people to give. Hope.
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The campaign involves more than two dozen volunteers, nearly the Agency’s entire staff of 200 and more than 400 donors. More donors are needed. Every year, the Tree of Hope gets bigger and better. Our need for support is also growing, especially the need for donations of money.
This year, the campaign features two “official” permanent Trees of Hope – young evergreen trees planted outside at the Agency’s 817 Division Street office in Kingston and 99 Advance Avenue office in Napanee. Both were dedicated in special public evening ceremonies this past weekend.
Find out more at HelpTreeofHope.ca.
Release source: Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington