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Tidings of Joy Brings Hope & Cheer to Local Youth

The REACH (Residential Environments Allowing Children Hope) Division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth, ages 7-17. We are challenged with providing services to the needy, troubled and emotionally disturbed population in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed.

This marks the 28th year that the Niagara County Community Libraries and other community supporters have graciously sponsored the "Tidings of Joy" Campaign, benefiting youth in our programs. We are pleased to say the positive response to this project has always been overwhelming. It provides our youth with many necessities such as clothing, hygiene items, leisure activities, toys, games and so much more to help make the holidays a little brighter.

We would appreciate your consideration of a donation for the "Tidings of Joy" project. Our ornament trees with specific gift ideas or suggestions are displayed at libraries in Lockport, North Tonawanda, and the Main Street and LaSalle libraries in Niagara Falls. We hope that you might help our youth, who often cannot return home for the holidays. We also accept tax deductible monetary donations, which can be mailed to CMI "Tidings of Joy" Project, 1570 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14303.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Any gift would be accepted, and know that no gift is ever too small. For further information, please feel free to contact the REACH offices at 285-3403 x 2231. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,

Marilee R. Clark
Director of Youth Services


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By The Numbers...

In 2019, Community Missions provided:

13,142 nights of shelter

112,562 meals

5,085 individuals with clothing

3,487 care days in Youth Services

43,973 care days in Recovery Services

72,450 care days in Housing Services

192 opportunities for Faith Development


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