Annual Christmas party grants wishes

December 11, 2008 Dozens of Philadelphia employees hosted a spectacular holiday party for the kids, who otherwise, might not have much to celebrate.

It was one big joyful afternoon at the Mid-Atlantic Social Security Center, as it hosted it's 23rd annual Christmas Party!

The party kicked off with a visit from Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore, who gave each child a fluffy stuffed animal.

They were treated to a holiday magic show.

There were plenty of holiday songs.

4-year-old Rasheed Smith volunteered to sing "Frosty the Snowman."

He needed a little bit of assistance getting through some of the words.

Then, the moment they were waiting for when Old St. Nick made his grand entrance.

The employees sponsor each child, making sure to fulfill the gift wishes on each Christmas list.

9-year-old L'Daysha Miller asked for a bike, iPod, skates, a doll, and some other items she couldn't quite remember at the time.

The Social Security Center is notified of children in need through local organizations like, the Salvation Army and the Women's Christian Alliance.

The celebration is only for one day, but the parents' appreciation and the children's happy memories will last much longer.

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