CBS3 Features Barbera Is Back to Back at it Again for Kids, Cops, and Seniors with Phillie Phanatic, Barbera Bear, and Santa Claus!

CBS3 Features Barbera Is Back to Back at it Again for Kids, Cops, and Seniors with Phillie Phanatic, Barbera Bear, and Santa Claus!

Gary Barbera and his BarberaCares Program again partnered with the Philadelphia 2nd and 15th Police District’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party event at the Philadelphia Protestant House!

Gary Barbera pictured with Captain Matthew Deacon 2nd District, Captain John Walker 15th District, Barbera Bear, Santa Claus and all the happy children who attended the Annual Holiday Party at the Philadelphia Protestant House.

Gary Barbera and his Barbera Cares Program along with the Barbera Bear were proud to partner with Philadelphia’s finest of the 2nd and 15th Police Districts to give deserving children of Northeast Philadelphia communities from 30 Philadelphia middle schools a fun, festive holiday party with gifts, food, and desserts, photo booth, DJ, and dancing with the Barbera Bear, the Phillie Phanatic and of course a visit from Santa Claus for the students.

Cops, Kids, Seniors, Barbera Bear, Philly Fanatic, Santa &Oh yeah GB dancing & drops and more Boy I guess

Here is a link to Images and videos of the Barbera Bear in action at the local police department’s holiday party:

Barbera Cares partnership has assisted the districts’ community relations officers to double the number of bikes that will be given out to special select students as chosen by teachers and the police officers and provide entertainment such as a magic show and a photo booth as well as gifts for Santa Claus to give out to all of the children attending.

2nd District Police Officer Mark Mroz, Community Relations Officer who labors with love for the community, organizes and facilitates this annual party at the Protestant House, is excited to give these children such a special event that integrates the Police Departments with the children, the teachers, local businesses including Gary Barbera and His Barbera Cares Program. Fantastic gifts were given away 32” TV, Disney on Ice Tickets, and brand-new bikes.

Gary Barbera thanks The Protestant House for their hospitality especially Anthony Manzo, President & CEO as well as his entire staff. The Philadelphia Protestant House is an Award- Winning Philadelphia Retirement Community located at 6401 Martin’s Mill Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The facility has a beautiful event hall that again hosted this annual event. A senior living experience for more than 125 years that is affordable with quality care having been named by US News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country.

Gary Barbera and His BarberaCares Program looks forward to this annual event on so many levels. It’s a beautiful way to support our men and women in blue as they engage the deserving children of Philadelphia. Gary Barbera thanks all of Police Officers and the Captains of the 2nd and 15th Districts, Captain Matthew Deacon and Captain John Walker for everything seen and unseen, the sacrifices they make, and their service. BarberaCares is proud to once again partner with the police for this annual holiday party for the Northeast school children.

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