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Brandywine Spreads Love to Local Children for Valentine’s Day


Although Valentine’s Day is most commonly known as a romantic holiday, residents of Brandywine Living at Pennington used it as an opportunity to send a message of love to local children experiencing hardship.

Residents helped brighten Valentine’s Day for local children by assembling 200 goodie bags with Christine’s Hope for Kids. The goodie bags were delivered to The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey and the Trenton Soup Kitchen to be distributed. Each bag was filled with candy, heart pencils and Valentine’s novelty items.

Brandywine Living at Pennington is no stranger to volunteering with Christine’s Hope for Kids. For almost three years the community and its senior residents have engaged in various activities to benefit local children through the non-profit. In 2016 the community assembled pajama bags that were donated to children residing at local shelters. The project was part of the community’s award winning National Assisted Living Week programing.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to involve our residents in giving back to the community. We look forward to continuing our volunteer work with Christine’s Hope for Kids and helping children have a brighter day!” commented Lauren Strano, Escapades Producer of Brandywine Living at Pennington.

Christine Hope for Kids is a non-profit dedicated to less fortunate children. The organization was founded in memory of 22-year-old Christine Gianacaci of Hopewell Township, New Jersey, who perished in an earthquake while on a mission of hope in Haiti. Their mission is to provide not only funding to local programs but to create opportunities that help empower young students to be future leaders of their community.


About Brandywine Living
Brandywine Living (formerly Brandywine Senior Living) is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Brandywine current­ly operates 29 communities in six states (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VA & DE) with capacity to serve over 3,000 residents.