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PRESS RELEASE - Angel Tree Christmas Campaign

November 15, 2018

Angel Tree Christmas Campaign – calling all angels

….smiles distribution program…..
 
Lethbridge – The November 15, 2018 launch marks the 26th year for Lethbridge Family Services’ Angel Tree Christmas Campaign. We are celebrating our launch with hundreds of students and teachers at St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School at 11:00 am. Our hosts are once again the energetic and wing/halo-clad April Truman and Chad Benson from B-93 alongside colleague Gillian Macleod from Country 95.
 
This huge community undertaking truly embodies the spirit of generosity and kindness of Lethbridge. Last year, together with hundreds of volunteers, businesses, and organizations, we all helped 2,294 children in need, 0 – 18 years old, have a Christmas to smile about. Join the teams of angels November 15 – December 22, 2018, make magic happen. Go to www.lfsfamily.ca for a list of all our wonderful participating businesses and organizations.

Gifts and donations will be collected until December 20, 2018, sorted, bundled and delivered by December 22, 2018, to the homes of children whose Christmas morning is bound to be bright.
1st Choice Savings and Credit Union, who has supported and volunteered with Angel Tree for 16 years will be presenting a generous gift of $5000 to kick off Angel Tree this year. They will be accepting new toys and cash donations at their branches again this year as follows:
 
3rd Avenue Branch: 1320 3 Ave. S., Lethbridge
Cardston Branch: 70 3 Ave. W., Cardston
Fairmont Branch: 45 Fairmont Blvd. S., Lethbridge
Magrath Branch: 81 West Harker Ave., Magrath
Westgate Branch: 332 University Dr. W., Lethbridge
Taber Branch: 5227 48 Ave., Taber
 
“In its 26th year, Angel Tree has become a community tradition, “says Sandra Mintz, CEO of Lethbridge Family Services, “a true collaboration of businesses, individuals and other agencies working together. Every time I see a paper angel on a tree I think, that is a child’s wish; and we came together as a community to fill that wish. It’s magical.”
 
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency that is the largest community social and health services organization in Lethbridge, operating since 1910. LFS helps over 7,200 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis with the support of four key departments: Home Support Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling/Outreach/Education, and DaCapo Disability Services alongside over 380 employees.

Angel Tree Christmas Campaign launch Date and Time: November 15, 2018, 11:00 – 11:30 am Location: St. Teresa of Calcutta Elementary School: 235 Mildred Dobbs Blvd, Lethbridge, AB T1H, Gymnasium
 

Media Contact:

Michelle Gallucci, Director, Advancement & Communications
W: (403) 327-5724 Cell: (403) 815-9028 Email: mgallucci@lfsfamily.ca

 
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