Mission of the Angel Tree Christmas Campaign: to collect new toys during November and December each year, for distribution to families in need: babies, children and youth, 0 – 18 years old, in Lethbridge and surrounding communities.
History: The Angel Tree Christmas Campaign began 26 years ago in 1992 as an act of community kindness to provide Christmas presents for a few hundred children whose families were in need of help at Christmas. Headquartered at Lethbridge Family Services, the program started out with modest donations totaling a few hundred gifts of toys, scarves, mitts and toques, and hand delivered to agency referred children in need. In 2003, the Angel Tree Christmas Campaign was launched as a major campaign with the support of 1st Choice Savings & Credit Union. Today we help over 2,250 children annually.