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Bringing Holiday Cheer to Syracuse Senior Facility

Dec 08, 2020 - 12:00 PM


Upstate NY




National Grid and the PGR Foundation partner on a ‘Holiday Trees for Our Senior Friends’ campaign to bring holiday cheer to the residents of the Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Syracuse. The volunteers delivered 100 tabletop artificial holiday trees during a time when the residents are separated from their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are overjoyed by all the gifts National Grid brought today,” said Nikia Dennis, Administer at the Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “Our residents haven’t seen their families since the start of the pandemic. It has been really tough for our residents, their families and the staff. Thank you, National Grid, for everything you are doing to brighten our spirits.”

The PGR Foundation is a not-for-profit mentoring program that provides resources and mentorship for underserved girls for ages 6-18 years old to inspire and empower them to recognize and develop their talents at an early age and to encourage them to use their gifts to contribute to society. The mentoring program builds their character to ensure they are ‘Poised, Gifted & Ready’ for the world. Learn more about PGR on their website at or Facebook at

“We are partnering with the PGR Foundation to add a little holiday cheer to the residents of the Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center,” said Alberto Bianchetti, National Grid’s Central New York Regional Director. “They’re not able to see friends or visitors and it’s our way to bring joy to the center of the City of Syracuse.”

National Grid gives back to the communities it serves by recognizing the tireless support of organizations like the PGR Foundation and the help needed to improve the lives of those in need.

Bianchetti noted the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our customers and communities in unprecedented ways and brought uncertainty in daily life. The company volunteers are committed to supporting local not-for-profit organizations and they are now, more than ever, committed to helping our customers through these difficult times to power through together.

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Virginia Limmiatis

Syracuse (Central NY)

(315) 452-7708

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