In December, 2015 St. George’s Society brought holiday cheer to people in need through a toy drive for local children and by sending gifts and holiday checks to our sick, elderly and disabled beneficiaries.
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2015 President’s Appeal, helping us to bring seasonal cheer to seniors in New York at a time which can be particularly difficult and lonely for many. Last month, each of our beneficiaries received a gift basket and special holiday check thanks to donations made to the appeal, including generous contributions from Board Members Douglas Paul, Vaughan Tredwell and Nicholas Walsh.
A number of our beneficiaries told us that the basket was the only gift that they received and many reported that they used the extra money to pay bills, replace old winter clothing or buy other necessities such as bed linen or food. One elderly lady wrote to say that “the money went towards my down payment on a pair of much-needed hearing aids.”
The Society also hosted a toy drive for local children in need at its second annual carol service. The event was held at the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden in Hanover Square where carols were performed by the British International School of New York choir and the Trinity Youth Chorus. The event concluded with a tree lighting ceremony and was followed by a festive reception at Ulysses on Pearl Street. The toys collected were delivered to Baby Buggy, a charity that provides essential clothing, gear and services to families in need.
Thank you to everyone who supported our President’s Appeal and toy drive. We really appreciate your continued generous support.