OSWEGO – “Santa’s helpers” have been very busy at St. Luke Health Services, making sure there will be plenty of carefully wrapped gifts for each and every resident under the Christmas tree this year!
A corps of dedicated volunteers spent many hours over the course of two days wrapping well over eight hundred presents that will be gifted to residents at one of the many family Christmas parties taking place at St. Luke during the coming weeks.
“Without the support of our community volunteers, completing the monumental undertaking of gift wrapping all these presents would be impossible,” said Nicole Greenier, St. Luke volunteer coordinator. “This is really what the season is all about – a wonderful group of people who take time out of their own busy schedules and volunteer to lend a helping hand and make the holiday season a bit more special for others; in this case our residents.”
As in years past, many of the gifts St. Luke residents will receive are courtesy of Exelon employees through the Nine Mile Point employee “Giving Tree” Program.
Exelon employees selected resident-specific “wishes” that were hung on trees at various Nine Mile Point facilities and set about purchasing gifts that were donated to St. Luke and shared with residents.