Operation Santa Claus:
Donations by December 15

We have started working on the details for this year's Operation Santa Claus for the young and senior citizens. This year we will combine the past two successful years by hosting a party for three local West Philadelphia Nursing Homes and St. Vincent's Orphanage. Last year's event for the shut-ins at the Nursing Homes was a very special day for all. The elderly from Mercy Douglas, The Ralston House and Stephen Smith Nursing Homes along with children who live at St. Vincent's Orphanage will be treated to a holiday luncheon and gifts from Santa on Thursday, December 21st at the Faculty Club. Some of our senior citizen friends have little or no family and in many cases would spend the holidays in the home alone, the same is true for the children at the orphanage.

Last year's party was an overwhelming success, over 800 gifts were collected and distributed to all the guests who loved it.

We're asking for your help once again. We are in need of approximately 400 + gifts for the senior citizens and 100 + for the children at St. Vincent's. Anyone who can make a monetary donation instead of a gift would also be very much appreciated. The money is needed to cover the cost of the luncheon and transportation and additional gifts that are needed. All those interested in a participating in this year's project, or those who want further information, please contact Yvonne or John at 898-4210 or 898-7239, respectively, those in Physical Plant can also contact George Rael in the Locksmith's Shop.

Below is a list of gifts that would be appreciated. Simply choose something off the list, wrap it with a label on the outside of the package marked with what the item is, identify whether it is for a male or a female and the size if applicable. But please if you are planning to participate, please contact us and let us know so we can be sure that all the children and elderly attending will receive a gift.

Please bring all gifts and donations by December 15th. There has always been a lot of interest from our staff and friends around campus. We are hoping that you will again be able to help. Please help make this another successful holiday project full of joy and giving for the children and the elderly.

--John De Long, Senior Director
--Yvonne Oronzio, Admin. Ass't. and Secretary to Sr. Dir.Student Financial Services Operations


Tuesday, December 5, 1995
Volume 42 Number 14

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