Thursday, December 21, 2017

Peirce College Celebrates the Season of Giving

‘Tis the season for giving back and connecting with our community!

During this year’s season of giving, Peirce College partnered, once again, with two remarkable organizations. We led a uniform drive for Thomas May Peirce Elementary School and worked closely with Youth Action on a toy drive.

For the uniform drive, Peirce College’s community of students, faculty, and staff contributed funds that helped us purchase more than 75 new uniform pieces—pants, skirts, shirts, socks—for the students at Thomas May Peirce Elementary School.

Our team members Frederica “Freddie” Flippen and Kelsey Lazicki delivered the items to a school full of eager, energetic and zealous elementary students! There was an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and bliss in the air as the donations were passed on to their new owners. Maybe one day, as several Thomas May Peirce Elementary graduates have done, some of those students will walk through our front doors as Peirce College students.

For the toy drive, now in its 12th year, Peirce College partnered with Youth Action to collect new and unwrapped toys, clothing and books for children of all ages. Together, we donated a plethora of gifts to the Darlene Morris Emergency Shelter in West Philadelphia.

While the drives benefited different organizations, they had a few things in common. Both provided additional cheer to some awesome children. And both drives were evidence of the generosity, good-will, and Peirce passion that are emblematic of our Peirce community.

Thank you to everyone who contributed during this year’s season of giving! We are honored to be surrounded by such a wonderful group of caring people.

Have a safe and healthy holiday season!