The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Child & Family Services for the return of the “Sabres Holiday Angels.” The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support their neighbors in need this holiday season.
“We are proud to partner again with Child & Family Services for our ‘Sabres Holiday Angels’ program,” said Rich Jureller, Sabres vice president of community relations. “Each year, we see the impact the ‘Sabres Holiday Angels’ program has on families in need, and we encourage all of our fans to join us in helping make it a brighter holiday season for everyone in Western New York.”
Sabres fans can visit Sabres.com/HolidayAngels to adopt a family to provide gifts to. After registering, 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 may also donate individual gifts 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. Those who would like to participate but are unable to make it to a drop-off location may donate a gift card by mailing it directly to Child & Family Services at 844 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209.
“We are grateful to the Buffalo Sabres and their fans for continuing to partner with us to help fulfill the holiday wishes of children and families in our community,” said Theresa DeLuca, donor and public relations manager of Child & Family Services. “We see, especially during the pandemic, how much their gifts and kindness make a difference during the holiday season and long after the New Year. Thank you, ‘Sabres Holiday Angels’!”
Child & Family Services asks that donors leave all gifts unwrapped and note the family's number on each gift with the labels provided.
Gifts are due to the charity by Monday, Dec. 14, and can be dropped off at the following locations:
√ Child & Family Services: 3901 Genesee St., Cheektowaga; Thursday, Dec. 9, or Friday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
√ KeyBank Center, Sabres Alumni Plaza: 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fans are asked to contact DeLuca by phone at 716-335-7235 or email at [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 or location.
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 and residential treatment programs for youth. To learn more, visit www.cfsbny.org or call 716-842-2750.