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Buffalo Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for upcoming winter season

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Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am

Presented by Spectrum News

The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Child & Family Services of Buffalo and Spectrum News for the Sabres “Holiday Angels.” The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support neighbors in need.

“The holidays are a very special time, and we are proud to join the Sabres in bringing the Western New York community together in the spirit of giving to help people in need,” said Kelly Holland, Spectrum News Buffalo news director. “By bringing increased awareness to the program, we hope every family will have joy this holiday season.”

Sabres fans can visit sabres.com/holidayangels to adopt a family to provide gifts to. After registering to adopt, fans will receive information via email with details regarding gifts for the family they have been chosen to support. Information will typically include age, gender, clothing size and interests for each person to assist with shopping efforts.

Fans can also donate individual gifts to the program. The gift can be an item of the donor’s choosing and Child & Family Services will match the gift with a person or family in need. Additionally, fans have the option to bring wrapping paper and wrapping accessories to one of the drop-off locations listed below or donate a gift card by mailing it directly to 844 Delaware Ave., Buffalo NY 14209.

“Each holiday season, we see the real difference the overwhelming kindness and generosity of our Western New York community can make for a family facing difficult circumstances,” said Theresa DeLuca, donor and public relations manager at Child & Family Services. “All of us at Child & Family Services are thankful to the Buffalo Sabres and their amazing fans for working with us to help hundreds of children and families we serve make lasting holiday memories.”

Child & Family Services asks donors to leave the gifts unwrapped and note the family’s number on each gift with the labels provided. All gifts are due to the charity by Monday, Dec. 16, and can be dropped off at the following locations:

•Child & Family Services Family Support Center: Behind 824 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, to Friday, Dec. 13.

•KeyBank Center, Sabres Alumni Plaza: 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.

Fans are asked to contact DeLuca by phone at 716-335-7235 or [email protected] with any questions regarding Sabres “Holiday Angels,” if they have signed up but can no longer provide gifts, or if they need to change their delivery time/location.

About Child & Family Services

Child & Family Services is a private, not-for-profit human service organization that provides comprehensive programming for children, adults and families in Western New York. The agency’s 145-year-old mission of strengthening families and promoting the well-being of children through prevention, intervention, education and advocacy empowers more than 10,000 individuals each year. A wide range of services include foster care and adoption, mental health counseling, domestic violence prevention services, special education programming, employee assistance programming, residential treatment programs for youth and more. To learn more, visit www.cfsbny.org or call 716-842-2750.

Check out Child & Family Services at cfsbny.org, at facebook.com/cfsbny and twitter.com/cfsbny.

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