NHS Human Services to Host Holiday Party for Local Families in North Philadelphia

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More than 400 parents and children in pajamas will attend the Polar Express-themed celebration.

“For many families, the gifts their children receive at this party are the only presents they receive during the holiday season,” said Senator M. Joseph Rocks, Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services.

NHS Human Services announced it will host its third annual holiday party for families on Saturday, December 7 at its North Philadelphia facility. Nearly 450 parents and children will be dressed in pajamas for the Polar Express-themed celebration that will feature an oversized inflatable train, as well as refreshments, gift distribution and an activity room with holiday arts and crafts. Santa Claus will make a special appearance and will distribute gifts and pose for pictures with each child.

“For many families, the gifts their children receive at this party are the only presents they receive during the holiday season,” said Senator M. Joseph Rocks, Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services. “It’s a great time for everyone and serves as a way for these families to get together and share some holiday cheer.”

For the third year in a row, NHS has hosted the holiday party at its North Philadelphia facility which serves more than 1,800 people each year by providing outpatient services for those with behavioral health issues.

WHO:     Malcolm Musgrove, Vice President, NHS Children's Services of
                Southeastern PA and NJ
                NHS staff and volunteers
                Nearly 450 parents and children
                Santa Claus

WHAT:    Holiday party & gift distribution for local families served by NHS

WHEN:    Saturday, December 14, 2013
        1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:    NHS Human Services
        265 W. Lehigh Ave. (NW corner of Lehigh Ave. and B Street)
        Philadelphia, PA 19125

NHS Human Services, through its subsidiaries is one of the nations’ leading non-profit providers of community-based human services. With nationally recognized programs in multiple states, NHS offers a full range of integrated services to children and adults in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, juvenile justice, treatment foster care, education and other specialized services.

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