Woodloch Resort Employees Provide Gifts to Local Children

As the holiday season draws to a close and the New Year commences, Woodloch, a three-property resort in the Northern Poconos of Pennsylvania, embraces a tradition of giving that extends far beyond the holiday rush. For the past few years, the dedicated staff at Woodloch have championed their very own Angel Tree program, embodying the true spirit of the season by supporting those in need within the Woodloch community.

Amidst the chaos of holiday preparations, the housekeeping team at The Lodge at Woodloch, the adults-only destination spa, found a unique way to make a lasting impact. Housekeeping Manager Linda Angermann recalls, “Before Christmas of 2022, I had a meeting with my team and proposed the idea of each team member contributing a dollar from their daily tips to adopt a child for Christmas. They all agreed and were excited to do so. We raised $150 to give a nice holiday to a child.” 

Inspired by this success, the team decided to continue their efforts year-round. Through their dedication and perseverance, the housekeeping team raised over $2,000 by the end of 2023. With these funds, they were able to bring the magic of Christmas to over 15 children, ensuring smiles and happiness well beyond the holiday season.

Their efforts did not stop there. The team donated surplus funds to KidsPeace, an organization supporting behavioral and mental health needs in children, families, and communities. Across the Woodloch properties, 25 “angels” and numerous departments joined hands to brighten the holiday season for 50 local children.

Angermann expressed her gratitude, stating, “My team shines with generosity all year round, but their spirit truly sparkles during the holidays. We’re excited to surpass the $2,000 mark for 2024!”

The Woodloch Angel Tree program illuminates the true essence of the holiday season – a time for giving, spreading joy, and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is a testament to the unwavering compassion of the Woodloch staff and comes as no surprise to C.E.O. and owner, Bradley Kiesendahl: “Our team is comprised of some of the most kind and caring individuals you will ever meet. Their heartfelt hospitality shines through in everything they do. They are heavily involved in the local community and very giving of their time and service, volunteering on community councils, in charitable organizations, schools and beyond. They never hesitate to support one another, particularly during times of adversity. We are immensely proud of and grateful for our exceptional team.”