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Tree of Hope is falling behind with only 16 days to go

Only half of $40,000 goal raised so far. Donations of money urgently requested. 

The Tree of Hope, the annual holiday appeal of Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, is falling behind as it nears the mid-way mark in the campaign. With only weeks left to go before the campaign ends December 18 the appeal has only raised half of its $40,000 goal. 

“Things are slower this year. We’re hoping for a major turnaround as we get into December,” said John Suart, Manager of Community Relations. 

Last year, the hundred-year-old appeal broke all records and raised nearly $70,000. The campaign is urgently requesting donations of money to help bridge the current gap. The Tree of Hope uses the money to buy things kids need, pay for the campaign and fund enrichment activities all year round, like summer camp in July and August. 

“There are so many worthy causes and this community is so generous. We’re grateful for the support we have already received. Now, we are asking for more to get us to our target,” said Suart.

Family and Children's Services has been raising money during the holiday season to help the families it serves almost since it started in 1894. The appeal will be providing toys, clothing, personal items, baby gear and more to an estimated 900 KFL&A kids.

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