Office Toy Drive Brightens the Holidays for Philadelphia Families

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December 18, 2013

The Philadelphia office held its fourth annual holiday toy drive for the Support Center for Child Advocates, with associate Ryan Gatto at the helm. The drive brightened Christmas for over a thousand local area children and their families who are involved in the organization. 

The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia County. Its mission is to defend victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. In an effort to normalize these children’s holidays, the Support Center began running its annual toy drive.

“I spend a good amount of time in family court here in Philly, and cannot stress enough how terrible an experience it is for the children involved,” Mr. Gatto said. “The Support Center does a wonderful job helping the children deal with incredible trauma and defending them against further abuse.  One of the most incredible things about the Support Center is its ability to provide for kids of all ages – from just-born children to those ready to become adults.”