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Long Islanders Play Santa For Underprivileged Children

LongIsland.com

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program matches donors with children to fulfill their Christmas wishes.

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Photo: PSEG Long Island.

Hundreds of Long Islands took part in a PSEG Long Island initiative to donate gifts for children enrolled in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The program works with families who qualify so that their children don’t have to wake up on Christmas morning without a gift from Santa.

 

“This is a reality that The Salvation Army can’t accept and is devoted to changing by going to great lengths to ensure that these children will find a special present to unwrap underneath their Christmas tree,” the organization says in a webpage about the program.

 

 

Tyler Pearsall (center in orange shirt) of East Islip, a FEMA Project Coordinator at PSEG Long Island, joined 300 coworkers to make the holiday wishes come true for more than 100 local children. PSEG Long Island.

 

More than 300 residents from communities around Long Island who work at PSEG Long Island made the holiday season will be a little merrier this year. According to a statement from the company, 125 Long Island children benefited from their employees’ generosity. The  PSEG Long Island employees tool on the role of Kris Kringle to buy hundreds of gifts for children enrolled in the program.

 

The children will be waking up on Christmas morning to the bikes, tablets, video games, coats, toys, games, dolls, action figures, clothes and sneakers they wished for this year.

 

Stephanie Panvini of Commack, a PSEG Long Island employee, joined 300 coworkers to make the holiday wishes come true for more than 100 local children. PSEG Long Island.

 

How it works

 

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program serves Long Island children from newborn to 16 years old. It relies on the support of individual donors, companies, and organizations to fulfill the wish lists of children in families in need.

 

 

Photo: Jeffrey Plackis of Rockville Center, a staff engineer in PSEG Long Island’s Emergency Planning department, joined 300 coworkers to make the holiday wishes come true for more than 100 local children. PSEG Long Island.

 

The program matches donors with children from qualified families and provides you with a tag that symbolizes a child in one of our programs. Each tag represents the wishes and desires of a real child or youth. For many donors, the personal connection to a child in their community has become a special tradition. For participating companies and groups, the sponsorship program is a wonderful opportunity for employees to give back to their community through a fun and heartwarming tradition.

 

Jean Juste of Hempstead, a senior customer operations supervisor at PSEG Long Island, joined 300 coworkers to make the holiday wishes come true for more than 100 local children. PSEG Long Island.

 

For more information on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program click here.

 

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