October 24, 2023
Gary J. Rouleau
Foundation and Organizational Advancement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
GATEWAY LONGVIEW’S “ADOPT AN ANGEL” PROGRAM IS SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER WITH HELP FROM COMMUNITY
Annual gift drive fulfills wish lists for over 1,000 youth and families within
Gateway Longview’s care.
Buffalo, NY – Gateway Longview, one of New York’s premiere advocates for children and families, joyfully announces the return of the "Adopt An Angel" program. Running throughout December, this heartwarming initiative invites donors from the community to become holiday helpers by fulfilling wish lists, shopping for presents, and helping provide critically needed items for the children and families in Gateway Longview's care.
"The holiday season is an opportunity for giving hope and enriching lives, and at Gateway Longview, that is our guiding principle,” said Carolyne DeFranco, President and CEO of Gateway Longview. “Year after year we are inspired by the enthusiasm and generosity shown by our individual and organizational community partners. With their support and generosity last year, we were able to provide over 1,000 gifts to families in our care."
“When you Adopt an Angel it is more than an act of generosity,” said Gary Rouleau, V.P of Foundation and Organization Advancement of Gateway Longview. “The gifts our youth receive enrich lives, strengthen family ties, build connections, and foster a spirit of compassion that lasts far beyond the holiday season.”
To learn more about participating in Gateway Longview’s Adopt-An-Angel drive, or to sign up your family, organization, or other group, visit gateway-longivew.org/adoptanangel or call (716) 783.3220.
Gift Cards and donations can be mailed to: Gateway Longview Foundation, 6350 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
Gift cards from Walmart, Target, Amazon or a local grocery like Tops or Wegmans are encouraged. A suggested gift card amount can range from $75, but all denominations will be accepted and are welcomed.
ABOUT GATEWAY LONGVIEW
Gateway-Longview, Inc. is a non-profit human services organization working together to protect, to give hope and to enrich the lives of every child and family served since 1890. Through a trauma informed lens, Gateway Longview cares for over 5,000 children and families annually across Western New York through behavioral health services, community-based services, residential treatment services and special education programs. Gateway Longview's approach is solution-focused and trauma-informed. Gateway Longview's top priority is safety, as well as the social, mental and emotional well-being of youth and families in care. Staff at all levels recognize that each child and family has unique skills and experiences that make them who they are.
For more information about Gateway Longview, please visit www.gateway-longview.org.