Brighter Holidays 2012 - NOW in Progress: For information regarding either 'Adopt-a-family' or 'Toy Shop' call project manager, Ms. Pat Gadson, at 610.592.4320; or e-mail
. Click here if you wish to donate via credit card and/or PayPal. Thank you for your interest and being involved in creating 'brighter holidays' for Turning Points for Children's client families with children!
Recap Brighter Holidays 2011 :
Adopt A Family- Through Adopt A Family, part of Brighter Holidays, 113 families were able to receive individual and family gifts which supported those families and children in our home services programs in Philadelphia.
Toy Shop- Through the Toy Shop portion of Brighter Holidays, 194 families were invited to visit our facilities and shop at Toy Shop. From December 17th through December 22nd, parents and caregivers selected toys, games, stocking stuffers and clothing items for each of the children in the home.
There are many volunteers to thank this year. 56 friends came on board to help make Brighter Holidays 2011: United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Young Professionals Network of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, staff members at Turning Points for Children, board members and friends all assisted in making this holiday brighter!
Donors for Brighter Holidays 2011
State Farm Insurance – Concordville Division *
The Pajama Program *
Toys for Tots*
TD Bank- Cherry Hill Branch
Prudential Fox Roach
United Parcel Service- Willow Grove
The Saturday Club of Wayne, Pa
Thomas Jefferson Hospital
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Premier Office Supplies
Lou Serlenga and Aqua Networks
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Church
St. Joseph’s School- Downingtown
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Saint Peter’s Church
Beth David Youth
* New Donors
For more information contact Patricia Gadson at
or by phone at 215-528-3396.
YPN Volunteers for Turning Points for Children’s Toy Shop Program
The Saturday before Christmas is usually reserved for last minute holiday shopping. Instead, a group of about 15 dedicated YPN volunteers rolled up their sleeves this year to assist Turning Points for Children with their Toy Shop program at their headquarters on 415 South 15th Street. We were shocked at the rooms full of toys, classic games (Chutes and Ladders and Sorry) and clothing items (pajamas, outerwear, socks and outfits). Our tasks were to sort the toys and games into appropriate age groups and to organize the clothing according to size, as well as decorate the space for the holidays. Read the full story...