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Gifts from the Heart campaign kicks off
Donations for the campaign can be made online or by calling Red Roof Retreat. (Sourced)

Red Roof Retreat’s ninth annual Gifts from the Heart campaign is back and will run until Jan. 6.

The campaign’s goal is to raise $60,000.

The money will help the non-profit organization, which serves more than 100 families, to continue providing respite and recreational programs for children and young adults with special needs across Niagara.

“Every donation large or small helps Red Roof to continue to improve our programs and serve more families,” special events co-ordinator Claire Ellsworth said in a statement. “Throughout Niagara there are more than 3,500 families with special needs.”

Arthur Dalfen started a Gift Matching Challenge in 2011 and it evolved into Red Roof’s Gifts from the Heart campaign.

The initial goal was to turn $10,000 into $20,000 but the campaign raised $60,000 instead, Ellsworth said.

The campaign was relaunched the following year and has since been running with the same goal of $60,000.

Donations can be made online at or by calling Red Roof at 289-868-9800.