It has been a very busy December here at Chartiers Center with many wonderful blessings coming our way.
Santa’s Elves were busy packing bags for Chartiers Center’s homeless consumers. Special thanks to Lindsay Bahl and friends who decided to forego gift giving and instead turn their efforts to bagging warm weather essentials for homeless consumers living on the streets and between shelters. The bags of hats, gloves, socks, hand and foot warmers, snacks and water will be distributed by Chartiers Center’s staff.
More good news to share! Parishioners from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish generously supported the residents of Chartiers Center’s LTSR by adding their names to the angel tree. Today when I went to pick up the presents I was greeted by beautifully wrapped gifts and smiling elves. Also the volunteers from Victorian Finance visited the residents to spread some holiday cheer. Chartiers Center is grateful for the warm support we receive from the local business and church community!
As everyone is busy preparing for the holiday season Chartiers Center’s staff took time to do a little shopping for the Holiday Giving Project. This year we received requests from staff with gift ideas for consumers in their programs. We had 22 “Angels” step up and buy presents for 40+ people to make their holidays a little brighter!
Chartiers Center’s staff are not the only people supporting the Holiday Giving Project. Other friends from the community have supported our efforts this past week. Two friends from the Pittsburgh Indian Community donated coats, hats, gloves and scarfs for the
homeless population that we serve and those who risk homelessness. In addition a very generous donation was made of 500 pairs of socks in memory of John Johnson. The socks will be distributed by Chartiers Center’s Wellness Nurse as she works with the street homeless. We are thankful for all the support we have received from our staff and the community this holiday season.
Together we are transforming lives.