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Santa’s helpers Hard At Work At St. Luke This Holiday Season

OSWEGO – The holiday season is here and that means plenty of work for “Santa’s helpers” including a large contingent of volunteers at St. Luke Health Services.

From left are two of “Santa’s helpers” - St. Luke volunteer Shirley Barnes; and Bob Connolly, as they join a legion of other volunteers who helped wrap more than 800 Christmas presents that will be delivered by Santa himself to the residents of St. Luke in the coming week.
From left are two of “Santa’s helpers” – St. Luke volunteer Shirley Barnes and Bob Connolly, as they join a legion of other volunteers who helped wrap more than 800 Christmas presents that will be delivered by Santa himself to the residents of St. Luke in the coming week.

Volunteers spent many hours wrapping more than 800 presents for residents, to be distributed by none other than Santa Claus himself, along with Mrs. Claus, at resident and family Christmas parties taking place throughout the coming week.

“Without the help of our volunteers, completing this monumental undertaking of present wrapping would not be possible,” said Nicole Greenier, St. Luke volunteer coordinator. “It shows the wonderful support we have from our volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules at this time of year to lend a helping hand and make the holiday season special for our residents.”

Many of the gifts that were wrapped are courtesy of the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group Nine Mile Point Station employee “Giving Tree” program; employees selected wishes and set about purchasing gifts that were donated to St. Luke residents.