Holiday Drive 2017 – the amazing results

The 2017 T&E Care Holiday Drive is now history.  The community rallied and did a great job of offering holiday cheer to many of the local families with whom we have interacted throughout the year – and we know life is still complicated for them.  With over 100 families to support – the results yet again were staggering.  VERY special thanks to St. John’s Presbyterian Church for being our incredible host yet again this year.  It is such a PERFECT location for this event.  Special thanks as well to the many committee folks who organized various aspects of the drive (see the list below) – but special thanks to Gretchen Guttman for overseeing the entire event, Julia Fisher for being Gretchen’s right hand, and to Story Picard for setting up all the new Sign-up Genius pages for us.  We tried so many new aspects in this year’s drive – and it still went smoothly – in large part to these amazing folks.  Very special thanks to all those who donated gifts, gift cards, and general donation – we clearly couldn’t do this without you!  And to all those who came to help with loading/unloading, wrapping, and sorting, and delivering – it is a true team effort.  And to all those groups who pulled off drives for the event …. a MAJOR WOW.  You guys rock!  Thank you notes will be posted as they come in – but rest assured – your efforts are MOST appreciated!!!


Thanks for all those who are able to help out with this year’s holiday drive!  Below are business, organization and group donations that we want to thank – this list will continue to grow as the event progresses.  Additionally, special thanks to all those committee members who are working hard to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

  • Chair:  Gretchen Guttman
  • Volunteers:  Story Picard & Karen Ridder
  • Gift Cards:  Pat Clark & Jean Purinton
  • Drop-offs/confirming donations:  Gretchen Guttman & Julia Fisher
  • Help gathering family needs:  Sandi Gorman, Mary Frances Szpila, Bonnie Motel
  • Recording Family Wish-lists:  Story Picard, Cammy Wagner
  • Group Donations:  Allyson Hotz & Jean Allen
  • Church Liaison:  Cammy Wagner
  • Volunteer food donations/church set up: Joni King

A huge shout-out to the many businesses, organizations, and groups who are lending a hand with our Holiday Drive this year.

  • All the TESD schools and PTO’s – assorted drives
  • AmerisourceBergen Financial Department– Gift Card drive
  • BES Teachers – family sponsors
  • Blue Sky and Deck 5 Bands – gift cards
  • Crecent Real Estate – family sponsors
  • 30 Main (Berwyn) – general donation
  • Mojo Fitness – general donation
  • Paoli Village Shoppes – Hats, gloves and cleaning supplies
  • ST. Norbert Church Giving Tree – gift cards
  • Chesterbrook Quarters – food drive
  • Plaid Pajamas Project – pjs for over 100 kids
  • Shady Grove Fertility – family sponsors
  • T/E Moms Group – family sponsors
  • Homecooked – family sponsors
  • Conestoga Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team – family sponsor & college baskets
  • T&E Sophomores Care – family sponsor
  • Cutomedialabs – College baskets
  • FC Europa ’07 Girls Elite – family sponsors
  • FC Europa 2004 girls – family sponsor
  • FC Europa ’07 Elite boys – family sponsor
  • FC Europa ’05 Boys Premier – family sponsor
  • FC Europa ’06 Girls Elite – family sponsor
  • FC Europa ’08 Boys Elite – family sponsor
  • FC Europa ’06 Premier Boys –  family sponsor
  • FC Europa ’09 Premier Girls – family sponsor
  • Shady Grove – family sponsors
  • Tarleton School – Toiletries baskets
  • Brownie Troop 41552 and Girl Scout troop 41050 – helping with holiday cards
  • Girl Scout Troop 456 – Bags of “Snowman Soup” – Hot Chocolate and fixings.
  • Girl Scout Troops 456, 0049, 4205, 41471, 4139, 4416, 41244, 4080, 4173, 41050, 4316, 4338, 4511, 41552 & 434 – Cookies for all families
  • Girl Scout Troop 41898 – Baskets
  • Paoli Methodist Church – family sponsor
  • PWC Endo Tisk Assurance – Gift Cards & family baskets
  • Glenhardie Book Club – Gift cards
  • McGivney Global Advisors – family sponsor
  • Four Counties Garden Club – Wreaths for families
  • Wegmans – gift card to use to purchase fresh food for food baskets
  • ACME – gift card
  • Jimmy Johns – lunch for volunteers
  • Papa Johns – lunch for volunteers
  • Bagel Factory – bagels for volunteers

FAVORITE MEMORIES from the 2017 Holiday Drive!



Holiday Drive Summaries

For summaries of past holiday drives, including pictures and the list of sponsors and donors, go to the Archived Holiday Drive page.

The mission of T&E Care is to maintain a network of people providing financial and other material assistance to persons in need in and around the Tredyffrin and Easttown township areas.

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