Many families in our local communities are unable to celebrate Christmas as they struggle to provide the basic necessities of food and shelter. In response to this critical need, the employees of Pride Mobility coordinated a donation drive to benefit the Catherine McAuley Center by collecting toys for children who might otherwise never experience the magic of Christmas. “We are grateful beyond words for everyone at Pride Mobility who was a part of this amazing project,” shared Krista Somers, Executive Director of the Catherine McAuley Center. “Thanks to their generosity and thoughtfulness, children in need will be able to share in the joy of the Christmas season.”
A local nonprofit organization, the Catherine McAuley Center has responded to the needs of homeless women and children in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties since 1984 by providing housing and supportive services. The Center depends on the support of generous donors like Pride Mobility to sustain their mission and services. Pride Mobility Products Corp. helps thousands of people live their lives to the fullest by creating the best personal mobility products in the world. Pride’s commitment to show compassion, respect and appreciation for others is demonstrated by giving back to the community in so many different ways. “The generosity of our employees was overwhelming for our Christmas in July toy drive,” said Denise Truesdale, Vice President, Human Resources. “We strive to go above and beyond to show our employees how much we appreciate them knowing they do the same for our customers. The week-long Christmas in July celebration is now a tradition at Pride and includes festive decorations and attire, plenty of employee giveaways, cookouts and showcasing our employees in our Holiday Video that is filmed throughout the week. The toy drive benefiting the Catherine McAuley Center children was a great privilege to top off our week of celebration.” To learn how you can make a difference in the life of someone who is homeless, please contact the Catherine McAuley Center at 570-342-1342.