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‘Amazing community support’ for County Angel campaign

peci-27-angelsPECI elves, led by teacher Greer Koutroulides, shopped, bought, wrapped and delivered gifts to make Christmas special for 27 County children.

They walked their gifts to the Prince Edward County Angel Office at the Kin Hall at Benson Park to present their donations.

“These are amazing young people,” said Chief Angel Susan Rose, who with other volunteers, have organized the collecting and packing of generous donations for more than 300 children.

She also had praise for students who work at the No Frills grocery store.

“These students assisted shoppers packing and carrying their groceries and made $545.85 and donated it all to the children on the Angel tree. So wonderful.”

angels-hamilton-beachRose notes “another wonderful donation” was also received last week from Hamilton Beach staff.

angel-mollyAnd she also thanked Miss Molly, who she notes takes on the job of looking after an Angel quite seriously and always does a terrific job.

legion-angels“And we also thank Picton Branch 78 Royal Canadian Legion members who always come through for the Angel Tree Program.”

Rose notes donations are still being accepted to look after any emergency angels and to begin the process for next year. Donations of cash online are appreciated through this link, through the Children’s Foundation:

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Angels still on the tree – with one week to go

Chief Angel Susan Rose reports there are still some Angels on the tree – with just one week to go – that need to be gifted by the community!

Angels looking after Angels! Some of Picton Home Hardware staff finish wrapping gifts for two angels this Christmas!

Chief Angel Susan Rose CHEERS! “the wonderful Zachariah kids who once again sold hot chocolate at the Santa Claus parade and donated $223 to assist the Angels in the County. Angels helping Angels! I love it.”

angel-whiteRose said Madelyn White was also in the Angel Office Friday with great donations, plus some cash in support of our families. “Madelyn hosts a Christmas party and her guest brought these wonderful donations! Thanks to many, many community supporters!”

Susan Rose, Chief Angel, at the County's Christmas Angel Campaign headquarters in the Kin Hall, at Benson Park, Picton.

There’s no snow on the ground, but there’s plenty of Christmas spirit at Prince Edward County’s Angel Office.

Chief Angel Susan Rose officially opened the office this week and by lunch time there were more than 40 boys and girls’ names placed on the tree in hopes angels in the community will come forward in the spirit of the season.

Rose expects the annual campaign will again serve more than 300 children by the time delivery day arrives in December.

Though the Angel Office has helped to make Christmas a happier one for County children for about 30 years, Rose says she’s always surprised and pleased to see people new to the area come in to find out how they can help.

Supporters may choose an angel from the tree and purchase Christmas gifts, or made donations of new toys, new clothing or winter boots.

Donations of food are also welcome as the campaign keeps an eye on children’s favourites, and as well assisting with the purchase of turkeys and trimmings.

“We serve many families, not just those who are on social assistance, but also those who are working poor. We are here to give a hand up to help out,” said Rose, adding some people just can’t manage to pay the
hydro bill and provide a warm winter coat for a child.

Gifts of cash are also appreciated. Donations online are welcome at this link, through the Children’s Foundation at

The Prince Edward County Angel Christmas Campaign headquarters is at the Kin Hall, Benson Park building on King St., in Picton.

Applications are available at offices of the CAS, Ontario Works, The Hub and at the campaign office. Forms must be signed by one if these associations.

Contact Susan Rose, at 613-242-9206 or by email This year the campaign is working with the new Children’s Foundation branch, which opened last year in the County.

*NOTE: Watch this space for news and updates on the campaign.*

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  1. Administrator says:

    Yes, Arlene, through the Children’s Foundation at this link

  2. Arlene says:

    Can I donate online? I don’t live in the county anymore but would love to help out at Angel’s angels.

  3. Theresa Durning says:

    A true angel. Thank you to Susan Rose and her helper angels, for making this possible every year.

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