The 62 year old KidsPeace Auxiliary held its annual holiday dinner on December 16 to celebrate another year of fundraising for the children of KidsPeace. The Auxiliary made a donation of $6,000, its final payment on the organization's pledge to support the building fund for the Broadway Campus in Bethlehem, PA. Construction is moving ahead quickly on a new building that will provide housing for children in residential treatment and rooms for outpatient counseling for children in KidsPeace Community-Based Programs. The project also includes renovation of several buildings on the campus and improvement to traffic patterns that will ensure safety of all who visit the campus.
The 60 Auxiliary members and KidsPeace associates who attended the dinner were treated to holiday songs by several of the KidsPeace children. Auxiliary members presented each child with a holiday gift and were very touched by the gratitude expressed by the children. The Auxiliary has been supporting KidsPeace with its generous donations these many years and always provides holiday and birthday gifts for the children in residential treatment at the Pennsylvania campuses. "We are so blessed to have the support of this wonderful group of women who conduct fundraisers throughout the year on behalf of our children," said Director of Advancement Sharon McCarthy.