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2014 Brightside Angel Campaign Marks 30th Year

HOLYOKE — The Brightside Angel Campaign has long been a local holiday tradition, offering gifts with special meaning. All proceeds from the annual campaign, now in its 30th year, directly benefit those served by the programs and services of Brightside for Families and Children, now serving more than 580 children, their siblings and their families in their homes and schools with in-home counseling and family support. In addition to the traditional paper Brightside Angels, several items will be available this year including the 30th anniversary edition of the porcelain angel ornament, an angel wind chime, magnets, jewelry items and the return of the angel white chocolate lollipops. These items can be purchased throughout the day at the Holyoke Mall on Nov. 21. Further, the paper Brightside Angels will again be available at all O’Connell’s Convenience Plus locations throughout Western Massachusetts through the generosity of O’Connell’s owner Michael Sobon, the major sponsor of the campaign. “Brightside’s work is at the heart of the Mission of the Sisters of Providence Health System, offering in-home counseling, mentoring, family support and services tailored to the unique needs of each child and their family,” said Diane Dukette, Vice President of Fund Development, Sisters of Providence Health System. “Thanks to the generosity of O’Connell’s Convenience Plus, Michael and Joan Sobon, and many other supporters, Brightside is able to provide services to so many children and families in our community.” For more information, please visit www.brightsideangels.com or call the Fund Development Office at Sisters of Providence Health System, (413) 748-9920.

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