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Tidings of Joy Brings Hope & Cheer to Local Youth

The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) Division of Community Missions, Inc. 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 30th year that the Niagara County Community Libraries and other community supporters have graciously sponsored the “Tidings of Joy” Campaign benefiting the 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 holiday spirit a little brighter for them.

We would appreciate your consideration of a donation for the “Tidings of Joy” project. Our ornament trees with specific gift ideas or suggestions for our youth will be on display beginning November 25, 2020 at the Lockport Library, 23 East Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094, November 25, 2020 at the Niagara Falls Library, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305, Niagara Falls LaSalle Branch, 8728 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. FYI, North Tonawanda Library is not participating this year.  If you would like to participate, please call us at (716) 285-3403, and ask for the REACH Division.

We hope that you might be interested in helping our youth, who often cannot return home for the holidays. We also accept tax deductible monetary donations which can be mailed to Community Missions and addressed 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 keep in mind that no gift can ever be too small. If there is a need for further information, please feel free to contact the REACH Divisional offices at 716-285-3403 x 2231. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,


Marilee R. Clark
Vice President of Youth Services

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In 2023, Community Missions provided:

12,108 nights of shelter

178,696 meals

2,780 individuals with clothing

3,562 care days in Youth Services

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