During the first meeting of the new year, Office of Children and Youth’s Citizens Advisory Committee Chairman, Peggy Gilbey-McMackin, recognized the hard work and significant effort of Emily Kelly, Pottsgrove Middle School student, for her donation of “Birthday Bags” to the Office of Children and Youth. “We are extremely impressed by your efforts and generosity,” stated Ms. Gilbey-McMackin “Most children your age are not thinking about others or making such a significant contribution.”
The entire committee applauded Emily’s efforts as Chairman Gilbey-McMackin and Children and Youth Director Laurie O’Connor, presented Emily with a certificate of appreciation. Emily was accompanied by her mother, Kimberly Kelly and grandmother, Dottie Kelly. The birthday bags included cake mix, icing, candles, plastic ware, table cloth, plates, and cups and were distributed to needy children and their families in order to make a child’s birthday a special event. View photos.