Tree of Hope Campaign Reaches Only Half its Goal as End Nears

Published on: 2019/11/29 - in News

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington issued a statement Thursday reporting only half its Tree of Hope campaign goal of $40,000 has been raised so far.

With only two weeks left to go before the campaign’s end on December 18, the agency is urgently requesting donations of money to help bridge the current gap.

“Things are slower this year,” said John Suart, Manager of Community Relations. “We’re hoping for a major turnaround as we get into December.”

Funds raised in the Tree of Hope campaign are used to buy things kids need, pay for the campaign and fund enrichment activities all year round, including summer camp in July and August.  The appeal will be providing toys, clothing, personal items, baby gear and more to approximately 900 KFL&A kids.

Almost since it was founded in 1894, Family and Children’s Services has been raising money during the holiday season to help the families it serves. Last year, the hundred-year-old appeal broke all records and raised almost $70,000.

“There are so many worthy causes and this community is so generous. We’re grateful for the support we have already received. Now, we are asking for more to get us to our target,” said Suart.

Find out more about the Tree of Hope and make a donation at

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