As promised, some pics from the atrium of my office building. As I had said on a previous post, Social Services from the area compiles a list of underprivileged children in the area along with their "wish list" for Christmas. You can specify if you'd like a young child or a teenager. Some kids are very generic on their "wish list" and only ask for a sweater or Eagles sweatshirt. Others are very specific about the toy or CD they want.
Those employees who choose to participate can choose one, two or however many children they want to purchase gifts for. There's always a dollar limit, but I don't think anyone stays within the limit. I think the employees have as much fun with this as the kids do in getting their gifts!
Often when people come into our building for one reason or another think we're having a gift swap amongst the employees. I love to take the time to explain to them what we are doing. It really does make a person feel good!
I have a friend in the Philadelphia area that is a Social Worker. Past Christmases she has been responsible for distributing the gifts received from a company that has done a similar project. She said it's very rewarding to be able to give these kids gifts and the parents are thrilled too.
Photographs courtesy of my coworker John Heckert...thanks! Nice job!