Christmas Cheer at Christ the King Manor
Christ the King Manor has seen an outpour of love and support this Christmas season. So many individuals, organizations, businesses, and employees have gone above and beyond for our residents to make this Christmas a memorable one. With Christmas being so different this year, it has been wonderful to see family and community members giving so much to our residents. We at Christ the King Manor want to highlight some of the donations that came in!
We at Christ The King Manor wanted to include family members and community members in as much of our celebrations as we could. One thing our residents love about Christmas at Christ the King is looking at the beautiful decorations. We were happy to see families, local organizations, and community members decorating the space outside residents’ rooms. Windows/lawn space decorated by family members. We thank everyone so much for helping us make Christmas as fun as possible for our CTKM family. We had some local businesses donate monies and decorations for courtyards in our facility. Residents with windows facing courtyards are enjoying live Christmas trees all decorated differently. These 8 trees were donated by CBT Bank and DuBois Walmart. Also, Ollie & Friends donated two adorable light up dogs that have brightened many residents’ days. We also received monetary donations from LaBue Printing and Swift Kennedy Insurance to put towards other decorations for residents to enjoy.
Thank you so much to Dr. Stein of Delta Foot and Ankle Centers who donated a pair of socks for each of our residents at Christ the King Manor. Connect FM collected 500 pairs of socks from the community through their “Socks for Seniors” sock drive. We also had a drop off box for our internal staff members at Chris the King Manor, and our staff collected 83 pairs of socks. Thanks so much to everyone who donated to socks to our residents. Our residents love the comfy new socks.
Jane and Wayne Bryndel brought our employees a variety of homemade Christmas cookies from Annie Schield for our staff members who are working so hard to keep our residents safe and healthy.
Christ the King Manor’s Drive-Through Light Up Night was a huge success. Over 200 vehicles drove through this event to see the beautiful lights. Wilds Jeepers, a local organization, joined Christ the King Manor during their Light Up Night, on December 4, to help spread some extra Christmas cheer to residents. A number of members decorated their Jeeps with Christmas lights and drove around all areas of the Christ the King Continuum. The residents loved seeing the Christmas-themed Jeep parade.
Employees of Christ the King Manor sang Christmas Carols to our residents with Santa and his Elves!
Poinsettias were donated by Dennis Ferut. He made sure every resident in our Skilled Nursing Care Facility received a plant. We were also elated to receive poinsettias from the Manchester Bidwell Training Center (BTC). This was arranged by our friends at BCAT in Brockway. BCAT local artist, Liana, helped deliver beautiful poinsettias from the Horticulture training center in Pittsburgh. The poinsettias received this year are the prettiest we have ever seen and sure to make our residents smile.
We are grateful for all donations that we have received from cards, handmade gifts, collected gifts, plants, cookies, decorations, and everything in between. We at Christ the King Manor are blessed to see the outpour of donations this year during Christmas. Obviously, this year is different for our residents and their family members. These donations and acts of kindness are so meaningful to us every year but especially this year. Our staff and residents have been blessed with love and support from everyone this season. Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged our employees and residents throughout 2020, especially around these holidays.
Author: Dominique Martino, M.A.
Title: Director of Marketing and Communications