Blackwell Invites 3,000 â€˜Homeâ€™ For Christmas
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell invited city’s homeless to Christmas party at the Convention Center on Tuesday evening.
COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell is greeted by Lawrence West, a grateful recipient of her splendid Holiday Party for homeless citizens at Convention Center Tuesday.
EVERY YEAR Councilwoman Blackwell throws a party for 3,000 homeless Philadelphians, full of all the bells and whistles she can think of.
SQUADS of volunteers spent days rounding up and wrapping high-quality gifts to ensure every homeless child in city gets a Christmas gift. Here Council aide Marty Cabry with assistants Myree and Laura prepare to hand them out.
MORE volunteers worked cheerfully at food service to ensure every guest enjoyed bounteous Christmas meal.
LONG LINES snaked around enormous hall as partiers waited for dinner, while children merrily scampered and bounced around beside them.
READY WILLING & ABLE members Gregory Long, left, and Gregory Jones were glad to be of service to less-fortunate fellow citizens.
CHILDREN got chance to decorate their own Christmas cookiesâ€¦
â€¦AND ALSO PLAY computer games.
NO CHRISTMAS is complete without a visit to twinkly Santa. You bet he was present in Convention Center that day.
WAS THIS the greatest Christmas ever? These kids sure thought so!