[Hpn] Local Builder Vows to Outfit Region's Homeless with Gloves

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Sat, 08 Dec 2007 07:51:11 -0500


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One Thousand Warm Hands for the Holidays
Fri Dec 7, 2007=20

(Local Builder Vows to Outfit Region's Homeless with Gloves)
RADNOR, Pa.--(Business Wire)--Warming the coldest of hands is no small =
task, but Traditions of
America has big plans to add some warmth to the most needy this
holiday season. The builder of Lifestyle communities has launched a
drive at each of its active communities - and its corporate office -
to collect mittens and gloves for those in the region who are homeless
or otherwise in need. The company has agreed to match, mitten for
mitten, each donation that it receives, thereby doubling the public's
contributions.

   Excitement is growing among the company's staff as each vies to
collect the most items for what has been dubbed internally "One
Thousand Warm Hands". The builder has set a goal of contributing no
less than 500 pairs of gloves and mittens, and some jovial rivalry has
sprung up between groups within the organization. "We're collecting
items at each of our communities," says Traditions of America
Principal, Timothy R. McCarthy, "and we've also started the drive at
our corporate office. Each location feels compelled to 'out-give' the
others." Company sales staff has initiated a massive mail, email, and
phone campaign to drive donations. Each location has installed a
'Mitten Tree' upon which donations will be displayed. Even Traditions
of America vendors have been swept up in the giving. "One vendor
brought us 30 pairs today, alone," reports McCarthy.

   Each donation will be forwarded to a specific organization close
to the original collection site. In all, donations will be distributed
to five charitable organizations throughout Pennsylvania. McCarthy
explains this approach, and why the company chose mittens for
collection. "It's easy to forget how simple the needs of some people
are, and how close to our own homes they may be," he said. McCarthy
hopes that donating a simple item, with the understanding that the
donation will be utilized close to home, will hold particular
significance for those who may be looking for a special way to
celebrate the holidays.

   Interested parties may donate new mittens, gloves, scarves, or any
item of warm outerwear at any Traditions of America community, or at
the company's headquarters in Radnor. For community locations, the
public may visit the company website at www.TraditionsofAmerica.com.

   Traditions of America, based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, was formed
in 1987 and is exclusively dedicated to developing Lifestyle
communities and building the finest carefree homes for people age 50
and better. Recognized as a national award-winning leader in the
growing industry of developing such communities, the firm has
communities throughout Pennsylvania. Traditions of America is
currently selling homes at The Highlands of Glenmoor in Palmer
Township, Willow Green in Northampton Township, Liberty Hill in
Boalsburg (State College), Hanover in Bethlehem, Silver Spring in
Mechanicsburg and Liberty Hills in Freedom (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania.

Firsthand Knowledge, LLC
Patrick McCabe, 610-316-5667
800-811-3021 fax
pmccabe@firsthandknowledgecorp.com



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RADNOR, Pa.--(Business Wire)--Warming the coldest of hands is no small =
task, but Traditions of
America has big plans to add some warmth to the most needy this
holiday season. The builder of Lifestyle communities has launched a
drive at each of its active communities - and its corporate office -
to collect mittens and gloves for those in the region who are homeless
or otherwise in need. The company has agreed to match, mitten for
mitten, each donation that it receives, thereby doubling the public's
contributions.

   Excitement is growing among the company's staff as each vies to
collect the most items for what has been dubbed internally "One
Thousand Warm Hands". The builder has set a goal of contributing no
less than 500 pairs of gloves and mittens, and some jovial rivalry has
sprung up between groups within the organization. "We're collecting
items at each of our communities," says Traditions of America
Principal, Timothy R. McCarthy, "and we've also started the drive at
our corporate office. Each location feels compelled to 'out-give' the
others." Company sales staff has initiated a massive mail, email, and
phone campaign to drive donations. Each location has installed a
'Mitten Tree' upon which donations will be displayed. Even Traditions
of America vendors have been swept up in the giving. "One vendor
brought us 30 pairs today, alone," reports McCarthy.

   Each donation will be forwarded to a specific organization close
to the original collection site. In all, donations will be distributed
to five charitable organizations throughout Pennsylvania. McCarthy
explains this approach, and why the company chose mittens for
collection. "It's easy to forget how simple the needs of some people
are, and how close to our own homes they may be," he said. McCarthy
hopes that donating a simple item, with the understanding that the
donation will be utilized close to home, will hold particular
significance for those who may be looking for a special way to
celebrate the holidays.

   Interested parties may donate new mittens, gloves, scarves, or any
item of warm outerwear at any Traditions of America community, or at
the company's headquarters in Radnor. For community locations, the
public may visit the company website at www.TraditionsofAmerica.com.

   Traditions of America, based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, was formed
in 1987 and is exclusively dedicated to developing Lifestyle
communities and building the finest carefree homes for people age 50
and better. Recognized as a national award-winning leader in the
growing industry of developing such communities, the firm has
communities throughout Pennsylvania. Traditions of America is
currently selling homes at The Highlands of Glenmoor in Palmer
Township, Willow Green in Northampton Township, Liberty Hill in
Boalsburg (State College), Hanover in Bethlehem, Silver Spring in
Mechanicsburg and Liberty Hills in Freedom (Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania.

Firsthand Knowledge, LLC
Patrick McCabe, 610-316-5667
800-811-3021 fax
pmccabe@firsthandknowledgecorp.com

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