PAL Celebrates the Holidays throughout the City
PAL brought holiday cheer to close to 2,000 youngsters this season from December 3 – December 20, 2012. PAL hosted 14 parties with help from Adopt-a-Center partners, PAL Board members and other friends of PAL. Attendees participated in festive arts and crafts projects, enjoyed pizza, had their picture taken with Santa and received a gift.
Verizon and Verizon Wireless kicked off the season with a fun party at Tucker PAL, complete with awesome raffle prizes for kids in attendance. Gibbons PAL hosted the next extravaganza thanks to adopting partner GEICO, as guests enjoyed a special visit from the GEICO Gecko. Bluford PAL celebrated with Lincoln Financial Foundation with support from the Elkes and Rittler families and John K. Binswanger. In addition to adopting partners Harvey and Sylvia Nisenbaum, the Rizzo PAL party was also supported by Bill and Sharon Avery and Bernie and Patty Prazenica, where kids spread holiday fun with a karaoke party.
The following week opened with a special party at St. Benedict PAL, sponsored by ACE Charitable Foundation, where youngsters were treated to festive balloon animals and hats in addition to the party activities. The one-and-only Phillie Phanatic traveled to South Philadelphia for the Phillies party at Ford PAL, while children at North Penn PAL had a blast with their friends from TD Charitable Foundation. US Airways flew in to West Philadelphia to celebrate the holidays with the Wynnefield PAL center. The US Army delivered gifts they collected throughout the year to Wissinoming PAL, while Domenic and Michele Frederico and Family sponsored a party at the Southwest PAL center.
Logan PAL hosted an exciting bash with support from McKean Defense Group, followed by celebrations at the Tacony and Hartranft PAL centers, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and PwC, respectively. Cozen PAL completed the month of parties with a special dance show choreographed and performed by the Positive Images group. The Cozen PAL party was made possible with support from AlliedBarton Security Services, as well as Gene Castellano and Patricia Silverio.
PAL thanks all Adopt-A-Center partners and supporters for another joyous holiday season.