This year, the Philadelphia office started a new holiday tradition to help “Make the Holidays Great!” in its community. The office participated in two local community programs: Cradles to Crayons and the Salvation Army Angel Gift Giving.
Cradles to Crayons is a volunteer organization that helps children from birth though age 12 who live in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive: at home, at school, and at play. Cheryl Bescript, Jennifer Flannery, and Blaine Orth donated a winter jacket, hat, and gloves; two boxes of children’s books; and a separate monetary donation.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Gift Giving is an individual gift-giving program where donors are assigned an “Angel” and then shop for the perfect gift for the indicated age and gender. Mary Wanberg, Blaine Orth, and Jennifer Flannery adopted a total of eight Angels.
In addition, Jennifer Flannery and her family purchased, prepared, and served a special Thanksgiving breakfast (over 80 pounds of turkey, 75 waffles, 156 eggs, and fruit) in support of the Norristown Hospitality Center. Similarly, the Philadelphia office also purchased and prepared a special Christmas breakfast (over 45 pounds of ham, 156 eggs, and fruit) in support of the Grace and Cecil Bean Soup Kitchen. These two organizations team together to feed nearly one hundred homeless people on a daily basis.