Sunday, December 25, 2016

A Merrier Christmas for YWCA Families

The holiday party at the YWCA in full swing.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by YWCA Tri-County Area.

This holiday season, the students at YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) have had a guardian angel. 

Since Thanksgiving, the families have been lucky to receive multiple generous donations, making this the best holiday season at YW3CA yet. 

The good cheer started the week of Thanksgiving, with over 130 Thanksgiving dinners being delivered by Exelon Limerick Generating Station. 

Santa's visit was the highlight of the party.
The employees at Exelon purchased a whole turkey, green beans, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables, and more for each family at YW3CA’s early education center and Education and Training Center. 

YW3CA staff spent Tuesday the 22nd sorting the food for families, which was distributed as they arrived to pick up their children from the Pottstown center. 

Shortly following Thanksgiving, Exelon once again delivered its annual “Operation Warmth,” which provided 150 coats to children in need. These coats were supplemented by hats and gloves from community member Melissa Caballero, to make sure that the children were covered head to toe in the cold winter months to come. 

With full bellies, warm fingers, the children are eagerly awaited the arrival of
And when the children woke up this morning, they had 
gifts under their trees, thanks to Exelon and Toys for Tots.
Santa at YW3CA on Wednesday. 

Little did they know that thanks to Exelon, Toys for Tots, and Pine Forge Academy, each one of them woke up this morning to a wonderful pile of gifts under the Christmas tree. 

Exelon “adopted” 100 families to purchase gifts for this holiday, with Toys for Tots supplementing additional gifts. 

The families who participate in YW3CA’s Early Head Start rooms were lucky to be sponsored by Pine Forge Academy, who also delivered a holiday meal to the families’ homes. 

Thank you to the generous Pottstown community, and especially the warm-hearted employees of Exelon, for helping fill this holiday season with little miracles for the families YW3CA serves. 

YWCA Tri-County Area has been serving women, children, and families in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties since 1908. 

To learn more visit, or call 610-323-1888.

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