LANARK COUNTY – Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and staff from Family and Children Services Lanark County (FACS) are launching the thirty second (32) year of the Lanark County Angel Tree Program.
The first Lanark County Angel tree was placed in the entrance of Lanark County OPP Detachment and was the inspiration of Provincial Constable Neil FENNELL and since his retirement Provincial Constable Paige WHITING had been the primary advocate, organiser and energy of the program.
Generous community support of the program provides a Christmas gift to each child connected with the FACS or other associated agencies.
Community partners to the program include Albany international, Eaton, Lanark County Administration, the Town of Perth, The Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth Foundation, Walmart (Carleton Place) and Rick’s Glass and Tinting, Lanark.
The staff of the East Region OPP, Provincial Communication Center (PCC) continues to be enthusiastic supports of the program and promote the internal distribution of angels to OPP employees.
So How Does It Work ?
On Thursday November 9, 2017 an initial five hundred and fifty (560) “Angel Cards” will be displayed on trees at:
Lanark County OPP Detachment, Carleton Place OPP Detachment.
Township and Municipal Offices for,
Drummond North Elmsley, Missisippi Mills, Tay Valley, Beckwith, Lanark Highlands and Montague .
The Great War Memorial Hospital, Perth.
Perth Town Hall.
Pakenham Public Library.
Walmart, Carleton Place.
Those interested in supporting the program are asked to attend one of the locations and select an “Angel Card”.
Print the details of the gift on the back of the “Angel Card” and affix it to the gift.
Return the gift(s), if possible unwrapped or in a gift bag, to the tree before Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Over the years some people have chosen to donate new clothing, toys and money without choosing to take a card. All such donations are greatly appreciated and enhance and broaden the reach of the program.
Lanark County OPP assisted by Lanark County Crime Stoppers will collect the gifts and donations from all the locations on Thursday December 7.