Downtown Angel Tree Volunteers Daina Handfield and Julie Kochanuk are ready to take donations, sign out tags and accept the gifts when the tags are returned. the Downtown Angel Tree is located at the Coast Discovery Inn lobby and will be there until Sunday, the last day to contribute.

Just a few days left to help out Campbell River kids in need through the Downtown Angel Tree

The coordinators and volunteers of the Downtown Angel Tree are amazed and overwhelmed again this year by the generosity of the community.

The Angel Tree kicked off this year on Friday, Dec. 1 and ends on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Many people have stopped by to take a tag or two and shop for a child in need this Christmas and many others have donated toys, wrapping paper, money and other important items. This year the number of children has increased and there are still 180 tags left on the tree with only a few days remaining. If you haven’t come down yet and you would like to, stop by the Tree at the Coast Discovery Inn lobby between today and Sunday (the last day), between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The Angel Tree has been in operation for approximately 28 years in Campbell River. The Angel Tree provides gifts to children who are in need. Children whose cards are placed on the tree have been previously identified by specific agencies in Campbell River. For most of these children, this will be the only Christmas present they receive.

Last year, the Angel Tree provided gifts to 331 children (ages 0-18) in Campbell River and surrounding area. Angel Tree also accepts monetary donations as well as donations of new toys and new clothing.

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