PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 17, 2010 -Ecstatic youngsters, Santa Claus and an unrivaled feeling of holiday joy have been warming the hearts of hundreds of individuals at six different PAL centers. Over the past two weeks, PAL’s annual holiday parties have been brightening various parts of the city. PAL youngsters from each of PAL’s 26 centers attend a holiday party. Usually four or five centers are included at each party, and nearly 100 children per party get to enjoy the thrill of the holidays.
This year’s parties were hosted at the North Penn, Wynnefield, Tucker, Cozen, Ford and Police Memorial PAL Centers. Arts and crafts, snacks and beverages and smiling children ruled the day at each of the parties. Each child, glowing with an abundance of holiday warmth, visited Santa Claus and received a holiday gift. For some of the youngsters in attendance, this may be the only gift they receive this season.
Special thanks go out to TD Charitable Foundation, US Airways, Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Phillies and ACE Charitable Foundation. With the help of these generous sponsors, this holiday season was extra special for over 600 youngsters.