Presents for Patients®

Presents for Patients® will kick-off the 29th season on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5  to 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas’ Gibsonia Campus, 5827 Meridian Road.  The free Christmas celebration is open to the community, inviting families and neighbors for a night under the stars as  St. Barnabas lights the 90-foot Christmas tree.

Activities include Zambelli fireworks display, musical entertainment, hot chocolate by a toasty bonfire and sing along to Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served.

Kevin Benson from WPXI-TV will be holding live coverage interviews with Presents For Patients® spokesperson Valerie Wilden. As the night comes to an end, guests can pose with Santa Claus for keepsakes!

PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® was founded in 1984 by St. Barnabas president William V. Day. The program has granted gifts and holiday visits for more than 431,113 patients in facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia and South Carolina. PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® mission is to see that every patient in a long-term care facility receives a holiday visit or a gift.  The goal of PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® has always been to touch the lives of nursing home patients through kindness and generosity of spirit.

The Tree-Mendous Light Up and PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® celebration is open to the public. RSVP by calling 724-443-0700, ext. 5310 or e-mail