Spreading the warmth this holiday season

Chil­dren in the Ta­cony sec­tion of the North­east will be warm and styl­ish this winter thanks to Charm­ing Shoppes Inc., which donated more than 100 new coats to the Ta­cony Po­lice Ath­let­ic League Cen­ter. On Nov. 29, Of­ficer Bill Schneider, dir­ect­or of Ta­cony PAL, dis­trib­uted the coats to young­sters at his cen­ter.

Charm­ing Shoppes is a long­time sup­port­er of PAL in Phil­adelphia and has donated coats to PAL for many years through the busi­ness’ Keep­ing Kids Warm pro­gram. Charm­ing Shoppes donated 4,000 coats throughout the city this year, an in­crease of 1,000 over 2010. Na­tion­ally, Charm­ing Shoppes has donated 20,000 coats this year and close to 200,000 since the pro­gram began.

“This is what PAL is all about: com­munity,” Schneider said. “This is an in­cred­ible act of gen­er­os­ity and Charm­ing Shoppes has helped us kick off the hol­i­day sea­son the right way. In PAL, our goal is to provide op­por­tun­it­ies to kids and to make things bet­ter for them. Charm­ing Shoppes has helped us do that.” ••

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