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Angel Tree Christmas Campaign Official Launch

November 12, 2020

Press Release

1107 2A Ave North
Lethbridge AB, T1H 0E6
Phone: 403 327-5724
www.lfsfamily.ca

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Angel Tree Christmas Campaign Official Launch
 
“Christmas magic is silent. You don't hear it — you feel it. You know it. You believe it.”
Kevin Alan Milne
 
Lethbridge – We are officially launching the 28th annual Angel Tree Christmas Campaign on Friday, November 13, 2020 in a smaller celebration than past, with spirit just as big! Date and Time: Friday, November 13, 2020 – 1:00 pm Location: Melcor Centre, 2nd level, Unit #240 – 200 4th Ave S (enter from 5 Ave or 5 St Entrance) COVID protocols: Please wear masks. The space is big enough for social distancing In attendance: Sandra Mintz, CEO of LFS; Ms. Nahid Hassan, Branch manager, 1st Choice Savings & Credit Union; Trina Tymko, Angel Tree Committee Chair; and volunteers from Cornerstone Funeral Home.
 
Angel Tree makes miracles happen with enormous community support, spirit of generosity and the continued kindheartedness of Lethbridge and area. We will need a lot of help to fulfill the need we expect will increase this year. An estimated 2600 children, 0 – 18 years old will find gift bundles waiting for them on Christmas morning this year. Each gift bundle is carefully packed for every child with:
  • Something on their wish list
  • Something inspirational to fuel their imaginations
  • Something educational to nourish their minds
In response to the current changing environment, we have provided so many options for our donors, families, and volunteers this year! Everyone has a choice to participate, with a few changes, as they did in past years or try our brand new virtual options. Go to www.lfsfamily.ca for everything Angel Tree.
Thanks to the generosity and volunteering efforts of the team at 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union, who have supported Angel Tree for an incredible 18 years, they will kick off our fundraising campaign with a gift of $5000. This year, with many businesses unable to participate, they will be our main drop off locations and will be accepting new toys and cash donations at their six branches:

3rd Avenue Branch: 1320 3 Ave. S., Lethbridge Cardston Branch: 70 3 Ave. W
Fairmont Branch: 45 Fairmont Blvd. S., Lethbridge Magrath Branch: 81 West Harker Ave
Westgate Branch: 332 University Dr. W., Lethbridge Taber Branch: 5227 48 Ave

“Volunteering for Angel Tree has been life changing for me as I have experienced the power we all have to make a substantial, positive impact in our community.” says Trina Tymko, Chair of the Angel Tree Christmas Campaign Committee. “The act of kindness of supporting Angel Tree gives hope to those families who really need it; that hope will sustain them more than just during the holidays - because we demonstrated the power of kindness, compassion and generosity.”
 
Media Contact:
Michelle Gallucci, Director, Advancement & Communications, LFS
W: (403) 327-5724 Cell: (403) 915-9028 Email: mgallucci@lfsfamily.ca

 

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