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December 20, 2004

SANTA AND HIS ELVES ARE ON THEIR WAY
TO NEEDY CHILDREN
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Operation Santa Claus Project

More than 170 teams consisting of four teenagers per team are spending Christmas Eve delivering toys to needy families throughout the Philadelphia area. The teenage volunteers from Archdiocesan youth programs dressed as Santa and his elves will deliver toys on

Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24, 2003
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia


Approximately 35,000 toys will be delivered to 11,000 needy children. The toys were collected from the donation boxes at all branches of Beneficial Bank, local parishes, and other community organizations.

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* SPECIAL EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of confidentiality, the media is asked NOT to accompany the teens to the homes of the families receiving toys. You may get teens gathering and preparing to make deliveries from St. Joseph's Preparatory School. Contact at St. Joseph's Prep on Christmas Eve is Dan Cellucci at 610-613-7557.


Contact
Marie Kelly
Associate Director
215-587-3747

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