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Tree of Hope closer, but still short

$30,000 of $40,000 goal raised so far. More donations of money urgently needed. 

The Tree of Hope is getting closer, but is still short on its goal of $40,000. The annual holiday appeal of Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has only raised $30,000 with only a week left to go before the campaign ends December 18. 

The Children’s Aid Society is asking for more donations of money as soon as possible. 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. For example, the campaign recently purchased a bunk bed for a family in need. It also paid $5,000 in October for coats, boots and toques for kids who didn’t have Winter clothing. 

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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