Operation Santa Claus: Gifts for Kids and Seniors

To our Friends at the University:

We have started working on the details for this year's Operation Santa Claus for the young and for senior citizens. The elderly from Mercy Douglas, The Ralston House, and Stephen Smith Nursing Homes along with children who live at St. Vincent's Orphanage and the homeless women and children of the People's Emergency Center will again be our guests as Penn for a holiday luncheon and gifts from Santa. Some of our senior citizen friends have little or no family and in many cases spend the holidays in the home alone--and the same is true for the children at the orphanage.

The date this year is Monday, December 16, at the Faculty Club.

Last year's party was an overwhelming success, with over 800 gifts donated --along with monetary gifts enough to pay for all the expenses. There were presents for all the guests in attendance, and enough to send back to each of the homes for those who could not attend.

We're asking for your help once again. We are in need of 400 or more gifts for Senior Citizens and 200 or more the children of St. Vincent's and the families in the Emergency Center.

Any monetary donations instead of (or as well as) gifts would also be very much appreciated. The money is needed to cover the cost of the luncheon, entertainment, transportation, and any additional gifts that are needed. All those interested in participating, or those who would like further information, please contact Yvonne at 898-4210 or 898-7239, or visit me in Suite 212 in the Franklin Building, those in Physical Plant can contact George Rael.

Below is a list of gifts that would be especially welcome. Simply choose something off the list, wrap it, and place a label on the outside of the package marked with what the item is--identifying whether it is for a man or woman, boy or girl (giving the size if applicable).

Please, if you are planning to participate, do contact us in advance so we can know how to plan, and what to buy to fill in if gifts are not coming in as needed.

Please bring all gifts and donations to Yvonne at 212 Frankling Building by Friday, December 6th.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

-- John DeLong and Yvonne Oronzio, Student Financial Services Operations & George Rael, Physical Plant

Operation Santa's Wish List
Sweatpants/Shirts (Men's sizes L & XL; Ladies' M & L)
Socks (Men's white and dark; Ladies' knee socks and knee highs)
Perfume and Cologne
Ladies' dusting powder
Men's t-shirts , undershirts, thermals (sizes L & XL)
Ladies' thermals (sizes M & L)
Slippers (with back out--not sock type) (Men's M & L, Ladies' Sm & M)
Men's and Ladies' Sweaters and Sweater Vests (all sizes)
Trivia games, puzzles, chess, checkers, card games
Children's board games
Hand-held electronic games


Volume 43 Number 13
November 19/26, 1996

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