2012 Christmas Benefit

Holiday Giving Campaign – Catholic Charities Family and Children Services, St. Vincent’s Villa

Department of Anesthesiology volunteers delivered nine large totes and a huge bag filled with gifts for nineteen children who reside at St. Vincent’s Villa. The gifts were purchased through the generous donations of departmental staff ($2590) and department contributions ($1000). Dr. and Mrs. Peter Rock generously matched staff contributions, and a grand total of $6180 was raised for St. Vincent’s Villa.

On the evening of December 9, six volunteers visited St. Vincent’s Villa. Volunteer Coordinator, Carol Shear provided the group with a tour and explained the wonderful services provided. Volunteers then had the heart-warming experience to spend time with a group of excited children who reside at St. Vincent’s Villa. The group became acquainted over a snack of cookies and juice, and then participate in a holiday craft activity.

St. Vincent’s Villa is a program of Catholic Charities Child and Family Services, Baltimore. Child and Family Services is one of the leading providers of services for children and families in Maryland. St. Vincent's Villa offers a Residential Treatment Center and a Diagnostic, Evaluation and Treatment Program for children with emotional and behavioural disturbance, ages 5 through 13 years.

Mission accomplished. 6 shoppers…7 shopping carts filled with EVERYTHING on the wish lists, as well as household gifts for the group homes, gift cards for dinner and movies, holiday snacks and more… 
Lined up to check out 
Elease Duren and NaKia Dixon-Proctor, both from the Department of Anesthesiology billing department, search for the music cds on their wish list 
Loading up the totes, filled with gifts for each individual child 
Artwork on display  
Beautiful Christmas tree display in the gymnasium 
Sue Rock assists a girl with her wreath 
Children and volunteers gather their art supplies 
Child proudly displays his masterpiece 

Volunteers (L to R) Pamela Earle-Jackson, Debbie McFadden, Alice Lifsey, Tara Winterling, Jake Shearer, Sue Rock