For more than 20 years, Tim McLoone and Holiday Express have been coming to LADACIN Network’s Lehmann Center and Schroth Centers bringing with them some much anticipated holiday cheer. The multi-talented Holiday Express includes professional musicians and singers from the Jersey Shore. Also amongst the group were Rudolph, the Grinch, Frosty, Cookie Monster, and Elmo! Six Flags volunteers were able to join in the fun at our Lehmann Center, bringing with them Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck to the delight of our students and clients. When Santa Claus joined the celebration the crowd was ecstatic! The jubilant singing and dancing went on through the morning and into the afternoon to the enjoyment of students, clients and staff.
Holiday Express provided gifts for everyone in individually packed duffle bags. The children received stuffed “Grinches”, blankets, coloring books and more. The adults also received some “Grinches”, as well as hats, gloves and toiletries. Holiday Express’ gift of human kindness was evident throughout the celebrations.
Both schools received gifts as well from Holiday Express Giving Partners. Maggie Raynor, New Jersey Gravel & Sand Company and Mr. and Mrs. Phil Perricone of the Christopher Center for Mental Health and Wellness at the Hope Center all selected LADACIN Network as their Giving Partner. We are so grateful for their generosity.
The Holiday Express mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year. They undoubtedly fulfilled this mission at LADACIN! Their much awaited visits are one of the best days of the year at LADACIN Network!