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Angel Tree brightens Christmas for local kids

Giving the Angel Tree campaign a boost were the staff from the local CIBC branch. (From left) CIBC employees Kassandra Fryer and Kim Banks presented a $1,000 cheque to Angel Tree volunteers Dawn Hamilton and Sarah Brenkley. - Alistair Taylor/The Mirror
Giving the Angel Tree campaign a boost were the staff from the local CIBC branch. (From left) CIBC employees Kassandra Fryer and Kim Banks presented a $1,000 cheque to Angel Tree volunteers Dawn Hamilton and Sarah Brenkley.
— image credit: Alistair Taylor/The Mirror

The Downtown BIA’s Angel Tree needs a last minute push form the community to brighten Christmas for Campbell River children.

Campbell River’s 30th Downtown BIA Angel Tree Campaign began last Friday and concludes tomorrow and they are half way to their goal.

This year the project will help 250 local children. The names of children 18 years of age and younger are identified by various agencies in town as being in need of assistance. A tag corresponding to a child in need is placed on the Angel Tree in the Coast Discovery Inn lobby. Individuals from the community choose a tag and purchase items listed on the tag. The children’s wish list include wants and needs. Often the needs are greater then the wants and include items like winter boots/jacket, clothing, diapers, and bedding. This gift may be the only gift these children receive this Christmas.

The gifts are wrapped and delivered to the children in time for Christmas.

The Angel Tree will be on display at the Coast Discovery Inn. There are about 115 tags still remaining on the tree.

For more information, call Dawn Hamilton at 250-287-2421.

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