It wouldn’t be Christmas without us helping our friends at Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Voorhees Division. Shirley Landgraff does an amazing job at coordinating this event, and all of the fabulously wonderful volunteers “help to make the season bright” for those in need. After 5 years, we are so happy to see the progress of many of the children. Hope. Faith. Believe. We are blessed to be a part.
Guess who got a visit from the Easter Bunny? WE DID! And guess what she left in our backyard? Nope, not an Easter basket, but little baby bunnies instead! Three to be exact. We’re thinking of naming them “John, Nancy, and Lindsey.” What do you think?! 🙂
From all of us here at Capone Photography, we hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Enjoy your vacations, time with family, and this beautiful weather.
Do we really need to give a brief overview of what happened this weekend? Talk about a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit. On the good side – those 20-some inches of snow came just in time for Christmas week. On the down side – shoveling and snow blowing!
We grabbed some images DURING the snow storm. It was nothing but a cloud of white.
The aftermath! Piled high, the snow covered everything from cars, bushes, and even our front steps…
…however, icicles are always a pleasant (and tasty?) treat!!! Yum.
For the last 5 years or so, we’ve helped try to make the lives of children, and their families, a little brighter during the Christmas Holiday by volunteering to take and print photos of children with cancer, leukemia, sickle-cell, and other afflictions. The kids and their families come in, meet with Santa, get their picture taken with him, get gift certificates, candy, choose wonderful toys, have a great meal (AND lots of cookies, candy and ice cream!), play games, and generally have a great time. It is very rewarding.
Here are some of the highlights from the evening.
We couldn’t have worded it better ourselves, so We’ll share with you a note from Executive Secretary, Shirley Landgraf (left in small image below), that sums up the evening nicely.
Good Day All,I just wanted to thank everyone who helped make this year’s party a tremendous success once again! From the family whose child was in foster care last year to the mother who has completely recovered from her own catastrophic illness to the teens who are preparing to celebrate “last day of chemo” soon, every family remarked on how important the holiday party is to them. Many thanks to all of you who included behind the scenes preparation of the staff such as our “mini-Martha’s crafters” of the PEZ containers, the tireless registration desk ladies, our own Georgia Peach Energizer Bunny, Peggy, organizing the games and so many who worked with me to get it all together. And what would we have done without the Kidz in Concert who kept the party really bouncin’, Licata’s fabulous food, and the thoughtful & caring Santa, the Marines Toys for Tots, all the elves from the Waterford Twp Women’s Club and St. Paul’s Catholic School, and Capone Photographers’ very kind family! Over 325 present for 68 families, 160+ kids and 80 volunteers. What a wonderful evening! The joys on our patients faces was priceless!So, thank you all for the care and compassion you gave our patients and their families. We have been blessed once again for your thoughtful participation.Shirley
All of us here at Capone Photography, would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a safe and enjoyable holiday. Please give our best to your friends and family.
“Eat, drink, and be merry.” Oh, and enjoy some football too. GO EAGLES! 🙂