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Attendees enjoy selves during the APM 2019 Gift of Love Children's Benefit on Nov. 21. Photo: Simon Bolivar. 
Attendees enjoy selves during the APM 2019 Gift of Love Children's Benefit on Nov. 21. Photo: Simon Bolivar. 

Celebrating love, hope and happiness to Philadelphians in need

APM held its annual Gift of Love Children’s Benefit event on Nov. 21. 

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On Thursday, Nov. 21, APM hosted its annual Gift of Love Children’s Benefit event.

The annual event is a gathering that brings love, hope, and happiness to Philadelphia in need, with the proceeds going towards helping provide a memorable holiday experience for thousands of children and their families.

The event also serves to honor those whose work has made a positive impact on the lives of Philadelphians.

This year, the honorees were Brian Hudson, executive director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency and recipient of the APM Community Forward Award; Lydia Hernandez Velez, former deputy managing director of the City of Philadelphia and recipient of the APM Adelante Award; and the Honorable Angel Ortiz, the president & CEO of The Ortiz Group, and recipient of the APM Lifetime Achievement Award. 

More than 200 guests were in attendance at the event, including Councilman David Oh and Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, and it was emceed by Ilia Garcia of Univision. The event raised more than $100,000.

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