Spread Christmas Cheer 

Most people think of the holiday season as a time of joy and gathering, but for some residents at nursing homes and long-term care communities, it can be lonely without family or friends nearby. St. Barnabas is dedicated to supporting aging adults in the Greater Pittsburgh area in a variety of ways, including living assistance and independent living communities, healthcare services, and community outreach events like PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®

PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® was founded in 1984 by William V. Day, president and CEO of St. Barnabas, to help improve the moods of patients in St. Barnabas communities during the holiday season. St. Barnabas is passionate about serving aging adults with Christian caring and healing, and this program is one way we demonstrate our commitment to our mission.

The goals of PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® are to:

  • Help long-term care patients cope with the loneliness they may feel during the holidays by providing them with a gift and visitor.
  • Provide members of the public with volunteer opportunities and reasons to interact with patients at their local nursing homes.
  • Spread Christmas cheer and holiday spirit in our communities.

Ways to Participate

Normally St. Barnabas invites volunteers to support the PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® program by donating money or time by visiting residents at our living assistance communities. However, due to COVID-19, our communities have strict no-visitor guidelines in place, so we encourage donations if you are able to do so. All donation amounts are welcome, but just a $30 donation will sponsor a gift for a resident at one of our campuses. Your donation will ensure no patient will be forgotten during the holiday season. 

  • Donate online
  • Text the word ‘GIVE’ to 41444
  • Call 724-443-0011
  • Send a check or money order in the mail to:                                            Presents For Patients
    5850 Meridian Rd, Gibsonia, PA 15044

If you are interested in volunteering at St. Barnabas in another way, we have a variety of ways to get involved, including volunteering at annual charity events, our establishments, and more.

Tuck in a Wheelchair Patient with Love, Warmth and a Lap Robe!

Crocheted, stitched or store-bought – our patients love them all. You can drop them off at St. Barnabas Nursing Home in Gibsonia, at The Arbors in Valencia or mail them to St. Barnabas Charities, 5850 Meridian Rd, Gibsonia PA 15044.

Contact Us Today for More Information

Make the holiday season a happier time for long-term care residents by participating in our PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® community outreach program in Allegheny, Beaver and Butler counties. This program has been spreading holiday cheer for more than 37 years, and we are committed to continuing it for years to come with help from our community. Contact us today to learn more or to get involved in this program or our other charitable initiatives.

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