Elwyn, a premier educational and behavioral health organization, was excited to welcome Santa along with Hannum’s Harley Riders for Christmas! On Wednesday, December 14, Hannum’s Harley Davidson® of Media partnered with the Harley Owners Group (HOG) to bring delight to the many children and adults in Elwyn’s care. HOG visited Elwyn in September and everyone in attendance was thrilled to see the riders on their impressive motorcycles. After seeing the happiness they could bring to Elwyn’s adults and children who are developmentally and/or intellectually challenged, the group decided to return to escort Santa into town.
Santa and friends began their tour at 10:00 AM Wednesday morning, beginning and ending at the Administration Building. The full loop around the campus that took almost two hours.
Irene Stewart, Elwyn’s Executive Director of Organization Development, shared, “We are very thankful that Hannum Harley Davidson is such a good neighbor to Elwyn, and are grateful for the Harley Owners Group for escorting Santa on his visit to the Media, PA campus. Those we serve will be filled with joy when they greet Santa on campus!” Always working to develop relationships with local partners to benefit the community and those at Elwyn receiving services, Elwyn appreciates the time and commitment of Hannum’s Harley Davidson® and HOG to enriching the lives of the individuals they support.
Elwyn extends special thanks to Tonda Hannum DiPasquale of Hannum’s Harley Davidson®, Bill Hendrickson, President of the Harley Owners Group, and to Mike Mottola, a HOG rider also known as “Santa” during the holidays, for making this special event possible.
Hannum’s Harley-Davidson® has been a family-owned and operated business since 1954. Beginning with one shop in Crum Lynne, the franchise now has 4 locations. Hannum’s has been a supporter of Elwyn through past donations to the Art Auction, and Santa’s Visit to Elwyn is their second event partnering with Elwyn’s Media campus. For information, visit http://www.hannumshd.com/ or call 610-566-5562.
Founded in 1852 in Pennsylvania as a school for children with intellectual disabilities, Elwyn has always been at the forefront of innovation. Today, it is a premier educational and behavioral health organization, helping children and adults with special needs maximize their potential. Elwyn, headquartered in Media, PA, with an expansive list of community residential sites, local schools, workplaces and individual homes, is present in four states and is continuing to grow. The organization employs more than 2,700 people and serves more than 13,000 individuals each year. Elwyn’s philosophy is to engage, empower and enrich every individual in its care. For more information, call 610.891.2000 or visit dev.elwyn.org.