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Helping Foster Care Children Enjoy a Happy Holiday: Bucks County Employees Fill Children's Wish Lists

December 17, 2012

Helping Foster Care Children Enjoy a Happy Holiday
Bucks County Employees Fill Children's Wish Lists

Gifts filling the hallway at Children and Youth.This month, Bucks County employees continued an eight-year tradition of making wishes comes true for children in the Bucks County Foster Care System.

Social workers from the Children and Youth Social Services Agency decorated a lighted tree in the Bucks County Courthouse with tags listing the wishes of children varying from toddlers to teenagers. Employees who were willing to participate took a tag off the tree, purchased gifts on the child's wish list and delivered them to the Commissioners' Public Information office. Ultimately, every card on the tree found a sponsor.

Gifts for children waiting to be picked up.Satellite offices across the county also participated in the gift program, along with schools, churches, businesses and other non-profit organizations donating gifts to the agency this holiday season. In total, 1,500 children receiving social services from Children and Youth will benefit from this outpouring of generosity.

Early Friday morning, hundreds of colorfully wrapped presents, including educational toys, crafts, games and gift cards, were transported to the Children and Youth Social Services Agency. Social workers will play the role of Santa Claus by distributing the gifts to foster families in time for Christmas morning.

Gifts collected from some of the staff at Neshaminy Manor."On behalf of the Commissioners, I am thrilled by the generosity of our county workforce this holiday season," Chairman Rob Loughery noted. "This annual gift-giving program affords the opportunity for us to support the youth we serve on a daily basis."

For more information about foster care in Bucks County, please visit the Foster Parent Information Page.