Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a few minutes to look through our frequently asked questions. If you are still looking for an answer, we’d love to hear from you. Simply click here to contact us!

Mission of Angel Tree for Kids Campaign: collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys in Christmas gift bundles to children and youth in Lethbridge and area whose families need help at Christmas. 

Q. How are families eligible for Angel Tree?
We define in families in need in a couple of ways:
 Q. How do schools refer families to Angel Tree?
Schools have three options this year:

 Q. What happens after I submit the referral form?
Q. Why do you have a shared database? 
Christmas Hope is a 5-agency collaboration serving our community at Christmas including: Lethbridge Food Bank, Interfaith Food Bank, the Salvation Army, Lethbridge Family Services Angel Tree and My City Care Shop of Wonders.
 Christmas Hope agencies share one database because there is a community desire to eliminate duplication of services. 
 
Q. How can my school or business become an official Angel Tree drop-off location?
Michelle Gallucci
mgalluci@lfsfamily.ca
Direct 403-329-1072
Cell: 1-403-915-8028

Q. I have more questions about Angel Tree referrals.
Rosie Digout
rdigout@lfsfamily.ca
Call/text 403-915-6239

Q. How can I help? 
You can donate a new toy, volunteer, or make a monetary donation

Q. Is there a list of toy suggestion to guide me with my donation? 
Click here to download and print our toy suggestion gift guide. 

Q. When is the last day to donate a toy. 
Last day to donate is Monday, December 21. 

Q. Where can I make a monetary donation? 
Head to our donation page to find out the four ways you can donate to Angel Tree. 
 
Q. Are you a registered charity that can issue a tax receipt?
Absolutely! A CRA-applicable tax receipt can be issued to donors if the monetary donation is valued over $10.00.

Q. I want to adopt a family this holiday season. How do I start? 
Adopting a family is a wonderful way for individuals, businesses, service clubs, churches, families, and friends to help make the holidays brighter for our children and families at Angel Tree.
Adopt a Family Guidelines 

Michelle Gallucci
mgalluci@lfsfamily.ca
Direct: 403-329-1072
Cell: 1-403-915-8028
 
Q. How long can COVID-19 survive on surfaces?
Recent research evaluated the survival of the COVID-19 virus on different surfaces and reported that the virus can remain viable for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to four hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard. This research was conducted under laboratory conditions (controlled relative humidity and temperature) and should be interpreted with caution in the real-life environment.
 
Q. I am in need of a Christmas food hamper.
You can register at your food bank of choice: 

Interfaith Food Bank
1103 3 Ave N, Lethbridge AB
403-320-8779 

Lethbridge Food Bank
1016 2nd Ave S, Lethbridge AB
403-320-1879



 

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