‘Christmas Angel’ 2020

Dear Arbutus Angel,

I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and spirits this holiday season. This is traditionally our favorite time of year at Arbutus Park Manor. In years past, this is the time when Christmas Trees are being decorated, plans for our annual Home for the Holidays event would be underway, and our residents would be anticipating holiday celebrations with family and friends.

However, this year feels very different. COVID-19 has impacted the way we will celebrate the holidays this year. While we cannot host events and gatherings, we will do everything possible to make Christmas “Merry and Bright” for our residents and the staff who cares for them. We will be tweaking our holiday schedule to create a more intimate, safe and cozy
celebration for our beloved residents.

That is why I am calling on you to be a Christmas Angel this year. Your donation to the area of your choosing will help ensure we can bring the Spirit of Christmas to our manor.

Our Christmas Wishes for our residents include:
-Decorate each resident room for the season
-Breakfast with Santa for residents
-Christmas gifts for residents on Christmas morning
-Special treats throughout the month of December (Hot chocolate carts, cookies and celebratory meals)
-Holiday visits with family via Facetime and Skype
-Spiritual Comfort and Joy

We have worked diligently throughout this pandemic to ensure the safety and well being of our residents and staff. We are grateful for the love and support our family, friends and community have shown us.
Every year at Arbutus , we are blessed with visits from our Christmas Angels. We are calling on you again this year. Please, prayerfully consider a donation to the Arbutus Christmas Angel Appeal. Send a Christmas Blessing, a special message to our residents and staff, on the enclosed card to be displayed in the halls of our manor. If you are not able to donate at this time, please send a Christmas Blessing anyway. The prayers and blessing give all of us the spirit and strength to meet the challenges we are now facing.

The Spirit of Christmas is alive and well at Arbutus Park Retirement Community. The pandemic will not stop Christmas from coming! On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and residents, we wish you a very merry, healthy, and blessed Christmas.


Rick Wilson


Click HERE to make an online donation.
Checks can be mailed to Arbutus Park: Christmas Angel, 207 Ottawa St, Johnstown, PA 15904