Close to 600 children affiliated with Lanark County Child and Family Services (LFSC) will receive gifts this year at Christmas thanks to the community support of the Lanark County Child and Family Services (LCFS) and Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) angel tree program.
The angel tree program is now in its 31st year and the LCFS and OPP thank all Lanark County municipal offices and the Pakenham library for hosting angel trees over the years.
Other community partners that have joined the program over the last 10 years that deserve recognitions are: Albany, Eaton, Perth Town Hall, Perth Hospital and Lanark County Administration located in Perth, OPP East Region Headquarters and the OPP Provincial Communications Centre located in Smith Falls and the Carleton Place Walmart.
LCFS and the OPP want to thank all elementary schools and high schools that participated as well. Many students pooled money in their classrooms and then purchased gifts for an angel. The student participation was a welcome and overwhelming success.
Further thanks to all the organizations including the Montague Forget Me Not Seniors Club, and Barnabe’s Independent where numerous hand knitted items were donated to keep children warm!
Officers were able to collect the mountain of gifts thanks to Lanark County Crime Stoppers loaning their truck and trailer.