During the 2020 holiday season, over 20 companies and numerous individuals helped provide seasonal joy to 800 Pressley Ridge youth. While we had to make some changes to our Angel Tree campaign, sponsors and contributors still stepped up to ensure this year would be just as magical. Gifts were purchased through online wish lists and remote collections. When longtime Angel Tree supporter Henderson Brothers was unable to provide physical gifts as they typically do, they made the decision to provide monetary support instead, allowing Pressley Ridge to purchase all needed holiday items for the youth typically sponsored through Henderson Brother’s generosity.
For our Cleveland programs, community generosity allowed Pressley Ridge the ability to gift families with baskets filled with a turkey and all the trimmings for a lovely meal, in addition to holiday gifts for 100 youth. Generous support also allowed staff to provide special gift deliveries to foster families in Western PA. For the Welty Rice family siblings, these special deliveries were proof that Santa’s magic wasn’t hindered during the pandemic.