Another Great Christmas Season

This Christmas, 1,045 ECS clients received gifts thanks to the generosity of local Episcopal parishes and other organizations.

Thirty-two Episcopal parishes, 12 organizations, five schools and scores of individuals participated in the ECS Christmas Gift Program. Together, they collected gifts valued at over $94,000. Every current ECS client received a gift at Christmas and donations of gift cards ensured that others throughout the year will benefit as well.

Volunteers made the season special. Groups from the Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr and St. Mary’s Ardmore helped out at the Foster/Kinship Care party. Thirty youth and adult volunteers served food and coordinated activities.

St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh hosted their annual Be an Angel party. The whole parish collected presents, cooked and served a festive meal, and organized activities for children and adults. The ECS FAST Housing participants appreciate the time and support St. Thomas’ provided.

On behalf of the families we serve, we extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in holiday activities at ECS. You are part of what makes ECS special in the eyes of those we serve.

The following parishes, schools, groups and individuals donated to the Christmas Gift Program. If we’ve missed anyone, please let us know.

Calvin Presbyterian Church
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CHOP Care Network at Haverford
CHOP Insights Alumni Association
Christ Church and St. Michael’s
Christ Church, Ithan
Christ Church, Philadelphia
Christ Church, Pottstown
Church of St. Alban’s, Roxborough
Church of St. Jude and the Nativity, Lafayette Hill
Church of the Advent, Hatboro
Church of the Good Samaritan, Paoli
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
Church of the Redeemer, Springfield
CSS Star Harbor Senior Citizen Center
Foreign Mission Board
Germantown Academy
Grace Church and the Incarnation
Grace Epiphany Church, Mt. Airy
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. Larsen
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Hutchinson
Mr. and Mrs. Edward K. Dodd
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory E. Carlton
Mr. and Mrs. Hartley S. Connett
Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Maile
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew J. Brink
Mr. Douglas C. Ervin
Mr. Joseph Pancoast Manheim
Mrs. Dana Barbry-Nuble
Mrs. Dorothy S. Orr
Mrs. Jen G. Chiappardi
Mrs. Kelly Nelson
Mrs. Keri M. White
Mrs. Virginia S. Williams
Ms. Karen L. Grigsby
Ms. Keisha McCloud
Ms. Krystian Nuble
Ms. Loryn M. Benedict
Pajama Program
Philadelphia Cathedral
Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO
Pinn Memorial Baptist Church
Shipley School
St. Alban’s, Newtown Square
St. Andrew’s-in-the-Field, Somerton
St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne
St. Clement’s Church
St. David’s Church, Radnor
St. Dunstan’s Church, Blue Bell
St. John’s Church, Lower Merion
St. Mark’s Church, Honey Brook
St. Martin’s Church, Radnor
St. Mary’s Church, Ardmore
St. Matthew’s Church, Maple Glen
St. Paul’s Church, Chestnut Hill
St. Paul’s Church, Doylestown
St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley
St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh
Target -Phila Cottman
The Haverford School
The School at Church Farm
The Swarthmore Group
Trinity Church, Ambler
Trinity Church, Gulph Mills
Trinity Church, Oxford
Young Childrens Center for the Arts