On December 23, Santa Claus and his most trusted elves delivered holiday gifts to staff and participants at 25 CareLink program sites across the Delaware Valley. Approximately 350 CareLink employees provide service to nearly 300 individuals with severe, persistent mental illness and other developmental disabilities at residential and vocational programs in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County, New Jersey.

Gift delivery was provided by employees from CareLink’s longtime facilities maintenance provider, Budget Maintenance, a contract maintenance company headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania. In addition to donating staff and a company vehicle for the project, the vendor also contributed $5,000 to help fund the gifts.

The event was covered by Delco Times and picked up by several local media outlets, including Daily Local News, MyChesCo, The Times Herald, Pennsylvania News Today, The Mercury, The Reporter, Tittle Press, and AOL News.