During this season of giving, the Bridge Educational Foundation last week donated more than $118,000 in scholarship money to a bunch of local private schools during a breakfast ceremony at Father Judge High School.
Gianna Granato, 6, and her brother Steven Granato, 7, of Bustleton, started raising money for Toys for Tots by making rubber-band bracelets and key chains. They began in October this past year, and were selling in local malls and street stands by November. Every time they raised a sufficient amount of money, they bought toys for kids and contacted a local charity that could use them. Their parents have always encouraged them to help their community with some sort of project. Since the bracelets and key chains have been such a success for them, they would like to keep selling past the holidays and continue donating the money to charities. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Philadelphia Fire Department and Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross have joined forces this holiday season to deliver smiles and good cheer to children and families.