Angel Tree campaign hoping to help out 3500 kids

Giving is a big part of Christmas especially to children in need. That is what the Angel Tree campaign is all about here in Lethbridge. Gift bundles are packaged up by volunteers to be distributed out to families who are in need.

Officials for the campaign say that last year they gave out gifts out to 3300 children. This year they are looking to beat that number and help out around 3500 kids. The group was also presented with a cheque of $6,000 on Monday morning which will go a long way in helping bring joy to children this Christmas season.

“Just like receiving that $6,000 from First Choice, we know, as Trina said, that we can go out and purchase gifts, which we have to do. Today, we will do it today. And we get discounts from different toy stores. And so it’s really helpful. The dollars help us get those special gifts that we don’t normally get. They will help a child’s wish come true, and that’s really important to us for the gift bundle process,” says Michelle Gallucci, the director of the Angel Tree campaign.

If you are thinking of giving toys to the campaign staff say that Lego, dolls, science kits, and art supplies are highest on their list.

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Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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