“These donations, made by the community, will make such a difference for kids in the city over the holidays, no child should go without a gift.” – City of St. Catharines’ Community and Events Supervisor Brianne Wilson
News from the City of St. Catharines in Niagara, Ontario
Posted December 17th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
With any luck there won’t be a stocking left unstuffed for children across the city after the community once again stepped up in support of the Tree of Little Angels.
The 22nd annual run of the campaign wrapped up on Friday (December 13th) with Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold stopping by the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre on Monday to pick up the hundreds of donated toys generated by the effort.
For over a month, little trees were set up at various City facilities, including arenas, older adult centres, City Hall and the aquatics centre. Tags on the trees provided the ages of children in need for participants to support with a gift donation through the Community Care Christmas Program.
“We are so proud of our community, of the generosity shown by individuals to make this long-standing holiday tradition a success,” said Community and Events Supervisor Brianne Wilson, who was quick to thank all who donated.
“These donations, made by the community, will make such a difference for kids in the city over the holidays, no child should go without a gift,” she said.
The donations of gifts, for children up to 16 years of age, will come as a boon for the Community Care program that provides holiday gifts for families who may not otherwise be able to provide a present for their children.
Last year the Community Care Christmas program helped about 13,000 individuals over the holidays, including 3,000 children who would not have otherwise received a gift.
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