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OPP and Lanark County Family and Children Services celebrate another successful Angel Tree campaign

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Local News | 0 comments

Once again the program was a success!

The Lanark County Family and Children Services and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Angel Tree Program is at year 33 and our community came through once again as they have every year with close to 580 children receiving presents through the program!

The Lanark County Family and Children Services and the Lanark County OPP would like to thank all our Lanark County municipal offices and the Pakenham Library who have hosted angel trees as far back as the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

An additional thanks to our community partners who joined the program in the last 10 years: Albany, Eaton, Perth Town Hall, Lanark County Administration, The Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District Foundation, Uniglass in Perth, the Carleton Place Walmart, Rick’s Glass Medic and Tinting, and The Studio School of Dance in Carleton Place, OPP East Region Headquarters and the OPP  Communications Centre located in Smiths Falls. These community partners broaden the dispersal of angels in the community making the program a continued success.

Further thanks to the elementary and high schools that also participated. Many students pooled money in their classrooms and then purchased gifts for an angel. The student participation is a welcome and overwhelming success.

Numerous hand-knitted items were also donated by the Montague Forget Me Not Seniors Club and Barnabe’s Independent Grocer mitten tree to keep children warm!

We couldn’t have managed transporting all the gifts from their locations without the assistance of Lanark County Crime Stoppers who were instrumental with loaning their trailer to assist in picking up the multitude of gifts.

Last but not least, a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to retrieve an angel and purchase a gift.

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