Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac Lennox & Addington (FACSFLA) announced today the official launch of the Tree of Hope 2021 holiday appeal.
The agency also made note that, in response to the pandemic, it has switched from collecting toys to issuing gift cards to families. This enables parents and caregivers to buy children their own gifts for the holidays, saying that feedback to this change has been overwhelmingly positive.
“The impact of the pandemic on our communities has been multifaceted,” said FACSFLA executive director Sonia Gentile. “The Tree of Hope has grown from a holiday appeal into a campaign that supports families in need throughout the year.”
FACSFLA additionally showed appreciation for the community’s support in last year’s campaign that shattered previous fundraising targets and broke every record in the history of the agency.
Along with the purchase of gift cards that provide recipients with flexibility and autonomy in purchasing presents, The Tree of Hope campaign also has a new website showcasing how your donations support families all year long.
“Once again, FACSFLA is asking for support from members of the generous KFL&A region to help children and their caregivers thrive in their communities.”
For more information, visit Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac Lennox & Addington online.
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