Volunteers Help Lenape Valley Foundation Spread Holiday Cheer
Along with community friends and volunteers, Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) made the holidays a little brighter for those in need. The Holiday Assistance Program, an annual effort, was a huge success this year. The program was spearheaded by volunteers Cory Curtis of Souderton, Pa. and Peggy Rickles of New Hope, Pa.
This year, as it has done over the past few years, LVF helped consumers who were in need during the holiday season. LVF appealed to companies and individuals to help by “adopting” families and/or individuals in order to offer them some joy over the holidays. By shopping for and purchasing gifts for these individuals, community members did a great service to others in the community.
Caring volunteers coordinated the wrapping and gift fulfillment process. Approximately 220 consumers were served with more than 300 gifts. “I was overwhelmed by the spirit of giving and generosity this year,” said Suzanne Rhodeside, LVF’s Community Relations Director. “Whether purchasing gifts, making monetary donations, or helping to wrap gifts, it was so nice to see community members pitching in to bring happiness to others.”
For over half a century, LVF has partnered with residents of Bucks County encountering mental health, substance use, intellectual or developmental challenges, providing services to assist them in the pursuit of their personal aspirations and an enhanced quality of life. Lenape Valley Foundation is a private, not-for-profit provider of crisis, information and referral, treatment, case management, residential, consultation, and psycho-educational services.
To participate in the Holiday Assistance Program in the future, please call 267-893-5280 or email email@example.com. For information regarding Lenape Valley Foundation and its services, please visit www.lenapevf.org or call 215-345-5300.