Helping Hands Warm The Holidays

warm_harts-285x190On a chilly morning earlier this month, PAPA Advertising did our best to warm the hands of dozens of families of Erie’s lower east side.

Working with St. Patrick’s Church and The Sister Mary Pascal Gray, SSJ Food Pantry, we handed out 1,000 pairs of gloves as well as holiday decorations during one of the pantry’s weekly distribution in early December.

Jason Keller, PAPA’s director of interactive media, is a long-time member of the church and knew of the need.

“The pantry serves more than 530 people every week, providing full meals to needy people,” explained Keller. “The families are a hard-working group of people, including refugees from Africa and Eastern Europe, who have come to our community in hope of finding a more peaceful life.”