Bon Secours New York Health System, Schervier Nursing Care Center, in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, NY, collected more than 200 toys this holiday season through its annual Giving Tree to benefit children at St. Margaret Mary School in the South Bronx.
Toys were donated by Schervier's generous staff members, residents and their families, volunteers and friends, all to spread joy to local families in the South Bronx, one of the neediest areas in the U.S.
On Dec. 19, more than 200 holiday-wrapped gifts were delivered to St. Margaret Mary School's principal, Sister Ann Veronica Bivona, for distribution to all the children ages 3-6.
"Each year, our facility has a large Christmas tree displayed in the lobby, which we call the Giving Tree, and at the start of the holiday season, the tree fills up with red bows, each signifying a child we will be supporting," says Paulette Sansone, grant writer at Schervier. "As our most successful Giving Tree to date, we are extremely pleased that our efforts continue to brighten the holidays of so many children."
In addition to providing toys for the children, Schervier Nursing Care Center provided local families with gift cards to a local supermarket to supplement their holiday meals.
"Providing good help to those is need is the foundation of Schervier," said Gregory Poole-Dayan, administrator at Schervier. "As the holiday season is a time for giving, we are fortunate to have such compassionate and generous support from our staff, residents and families, and to be able to provide local children a more joyful holiday."
Schervier has helped support families of St. Margaret Mary School for the past 17 years, providing more than 2,700 children with gifts and many families with meals during the holiday season.
For more information on Schervier's annual Giving Tree, or to learn more about Schervier Nursing Care Center and the services it provides, visit http://www.scherviercares.org/ or its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SchervierNursingCareCenter.
Bon Secours New York Health System is part of Bon Secours Health System Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic health system headquartered in Marriottsville, MD. Schervier Nursing Care Center is located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, and is part of Bon Secours New York Health System.