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.
“With the holiday season upon us, we encourage all fans to help families in need by participating in our ‘Sabres Holiday Angels’ program this year,” said Rich Jureller, vice president of community relations. “Through the program, we are able to make it a warmer holiday season for many deserving families in WNY.”
Sabres fans can visit sabres.com/holidayangels to adopt a family to provide gifts to this holiday. 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 thrilled to once again be partnering with the Buffalo Sabres on their ‘Holiday Angels’ program,” said Mary Czopp, chief communications and development officer. “Our community’s generosity will make both a major impact on these families during the holiday season, and also contribute to creating lifelong memories that the families make with each other. Thank you to the Buffalo Sabres and their fans.”
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 Wednesday, Dec. 14, and can be dropped off at the following locations:
√ Child & Family Services: 824 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5-9
√ KeyBank Center, Sabres Alumni Plaza: 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14
Fans are asked to contact Sara Schumacher by phone at 716-335-7231 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. To learn more, visit www.cfsbny.org or call 716-842-2750. Check out Child & Family Services at facebook.com/cfsbny and twitter.com/cfsbny.