Sponsoring a Local Children’s Home to Spread the Cheer This Holiday Season
The season of giving is upon us, and here at Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., we always strive to remember the less fortunate members of our community who, unfortunately, have nothing, as we run around searching for the perfect gifts for those recipients on our lists who have everything. It is in that spirit of giving that we have decided to build upon our history of helping the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children, a Catholic social services agency in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that cares for more than 120 at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 21, young expectant mothers, teen mothers and their babies, and refugee youth.
Last year, we took the youth and infants that depend on this non-profit charitable institution under our wing and hosted a donation drive to provide them with essentials, toys, clothes and money. We are proud to say that not only was it a resounding success, but that we are excited to take our efforts a step further by sponsoring another drive to fulfill their holiday wish lists, as well as to raise funds for a special outing to celebrate the holidays.
When the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children reached out to us for help this year, we took it as an honor and a privilege to help those most in need. Sometimes the simplest things can mean the most, and providing them is the least we can do if it translates into the smile of a child. This year the teenage program and infant program wish lists consisted of the usual essential items, as well as a few comfort and entertainment items.
The teenage program, which is comprised of 120 teenagers, graciously asked for items that include alarm clocks, hair accessories and styling tools, umbrellas, outdoor winter gear (hats, scarves and gloves), and household linens (bath towels, washcloths, sheets and comforters), comingled with a few items for entertainment, such as video and board games, teen reading materials, etc.
The baby program, consisting of 10 infants, beseeched donators for bedding and clothing items, diapers and wipes, sippy cups and other feeding utensils, and essential toiletries (lotions, soaps and shampoos). The program coordinators also requested entertainment items that included toddler toys and infant/toddler books.
As a tight-knit, family run company, we witnessed the dedication and compassion displayed by our employees during last year’s donation drive for the St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes for Children. That’s why we have had no trepidations asking them to consider participating in this year’s drive and to donate one, or more, of the suggested gifts items. We’ve placed a donation box in our main office in order to collect items, and monetary donations, through December 22, 2015, and look forward to presenting the results of the drive to the children and youth at the non-profit charitable institution.
If you have any questions, or would like to know how you can participate in our drive, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 1-844-99-CRANE. At Thackray Crane Rental, Inc., our expertise may be in industrial equipment rentals and rigging hardware in NJ and PA, but our heart is in helping those less fortunate, especially children.