Toy Campaign Delivers to Record Number of PHA Families
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - PHA's annual Toys for Tots campaign has again topped all previous efforts, thanks to the generosity of PHA employees and business partners. Toys were distributed to 623 PHA children, and turkey dinners were delivered to their families. (Top of the Clock, a company that provides security services to several PHA buildings, provided the turkeys for approximately 100 of the families.) 

    At festivities at the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Wilson Park community center in South Philadelphia, Executive Director Carl Greene announced that toys were being distributed to families selected based on need.
    "This can be a very difficult time of year for children whose families can't afford a traditional American holiday, " said Greene. He pointed out that the gifts were largely the result of so many PHA employees buying tickets to the annual holiday fund-raising party. 

    "Our employees work together every day to help make Philadelphia a better place to live and they showed that same spirit in supporting our kids through this campaign."
    Tenant Support Services, Inc. (TSSI) organizes the fund-raiser and toy distribution each year. TSSI Director Asia Coney said she was overwhelmed by the team spirit of PHA employees in supporting the campaign. She said seeing that kind of participation makes all the effort worthwhile.

     "Helping low-income families is our job at TSSI, but Toys for Tots is a passion. We work toward this event all year long and it is worth every ounce of effort," she said.
Tenant Support Services is a non-profit subsidiary of PHA, specializing in services for residents. PHA is Pennsylvania's largest landlord, serving about 84,000 residents.

PHA Executive Director Carl Greene is surrounded by his helpers - and Santa - at annual PHA/TSSI Toys for Tots event.

Kids and moms having fun at annual PHA/TSSI Toys for Tots event at PHA's Wilson Park community center.