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NEWS RELEASE: 2019 Angel Tree Christmas Campaign

November 14, 2019

Angel Tree Christmas Campaign Official Launch

“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” ~ W.T. Ellis

Lethbridge – The November 14, 2019 launch marks the 27th 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 10:45 am. Chad Benson and Joanne Lohr from Country 95.5 will MC this event with guest speakers: Anthea Boras, Principal, St. Theresa of Calcutta School: Sandra Mintz, CEO,LFS; Mayor Chris Spearman; Doug McLaughlin, Vice-Chair, LFS Board; and Jamie McMullin, Branch Manager, 1st Choice Savings & Credit Union.

Angel Tree makes miracles happen with enormous community support, spirit of generosity and the continued kindheartedness of Lethbridge and area. Over 2300 children, 0 – 18 years old will find gift bundles waiting for them on Christmas morning this year. Each gift bundle is carefully packed and for every child we try to find:

- Something on their wish list
- Something inspirational to fuel their imaginations
- Something educational to nourish their minds

Go to for a list of all our 115 participating businesses, schools, and organizations.
1st Choice Savings and Credit Union, who has supported and volunteered with Angel Tree for 17 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:
“27 years ago, Lethbridge Family Services started a gift-giving program, Angel Tree, which has now become a community tradition, “says Sandra Mintz, CEO, LFS, “a true partnership 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
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