Gift of Giving 2009

During the holidays many disadvantaged children will not only go without gifts for themselves but will not be able to give even the smallest gift to someone else.  These circumstances often lead to lower self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness.  By helping these children experience “the gift of giving,” Westbrook aimed to make their holidays a bit brighter and bolster their feelings of self-worth.  In addition to toys for the kids, Westbrook provided gifts for the children’s loved ones.  Children were able to choose a gift for their loved one and wrap it during the holiday celebration. The children also enjoyed a pizza party provided by Papa John’s Pizza of the Philadelphia Area and will had the opportunity to decorate their own cupcakes. The children hosted by Westbrook were those served by Rebuilding Together Philadelphia and Families are Victims Too.