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No toys for Tree of Hope this year due to COVID-19

Southeastern Ontario’s oldest continuing holiday appeal won’t be collecting toys this year because of COVID-19. For more than one hundred years the Tree of Hope has been helping families serviced by the Children’s Aid Society. Hundreds of children have been supported each year through generous community donations. Because of COVID-19,

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Local Family and Children’s Services helping kids access summer camps

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the children served by the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) were in danger of not getting the summer they deserve. FACSFLA, a Children’s Aid Society, has spent $25,000 on summer camps or alternatives for nearly 100 children. They

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Family and Children’s Services announces layoffs

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 that it has implemented layoffs because of decreasing caseloads. The local Children’s Aid organization stressed that the layoffs are not due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and noted that seven members of staff have been

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Influx of donations at end of campaign ensures Tree of Hope surpasses fundraising target

The annual holiday fundraiser for Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has once again surpassed its target, allowing the campaign to help more than 725 area kids. The 2019 Tree of Hope campaign raised $60,000, the second-largest total in the campaign’s history of over 100 years. Just

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Tree of Hope campaign still short of 2019 goal

After reaching a record $70,000 raised last year, the 2019 Tree of Hope campaign is falling short, and there are just days left for the campaign to reach its $40,000 target. The campaign is run annually by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and is one of

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Tree of Hope campaign ‘best ever’ in over 100 years

The annual Tree of Hope campaign run by the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has reached a historic achievement after helping over 800 kids. The 2018 campaign helped nearly 850 kids in total across the region with various donations including toys, clothing and more. Of the

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Holiday spirit restored after Tree of Hope vandalized and local electric company steps up

It doesn’t do much for holiday spirit when the namesake of the Family and Children’s Services; holiday campaign is found vandalized in Kingston. But when a local company steps up to help, it’s a reminder of the kindness the holiday season is all about. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2018, officials

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Donations urgently needed for Tree of Hope campaign due to shortfall of winter coats

No child should be without a warm coat during the cold, snowy winters we experience in Kingston and the area. That’s why Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington makes efforts each year to ensure children aged nine months to 17 years old in need of winter coats

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Unique online auction raises funds for the future of local youths

For many people, grabbing a cup of coffee at a Tim Hortons on the way to work is simply part of their day-to-day routine – but what if doing so could help send a local youth to college or university? What about a pizza every month for a year, all

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