Fundraising Event Donation Provides Week of Safe Shelter

Dec 13, 2022

DOYLESTOWN, PA, December 13, 2022—A Woman’s Place received a $800.00 donation from Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center. The dog daycare program at the resort held its annual holiday fundraising event to benefit the non-profit organization. Santa posed with over 20 dogs and received a personalized letter from each dog during their special visit.

L to R: Back row, standing – Ro Riley, Marianne Lynch, and Cheryl Lindley. Front row, kneeling – Liah McClure, Santa (Charles Gill), Jason Ceneviva, and Marissa Hann.

A Woman’s Place (AWP) is a community resource for victims of domestic violence. The organization was formed in 1976 and first provided safe shelter for a woman and her two children on Christmas Eve of that year.

“A Woman’s Place is so grateful for our partnership with Holiday House. Each year they raise funds to support our shelter, counseling, legal services and more. The $800 raised this year will provide eight nights of shelter for a family in a place that is safe, warm, and free from domestic abuse,” said Marianne Lynch, Executive Director of A Woman’s Place.

AWP manages a confidential hotline, a full-service shelter for victims and their children, and counseling services and assistance. It also provides free education and training programs to help communities respond to domestic violence, support survivors, and prevent future violence. Donations ensure the programs and services remain free to the victims of domestic violence and their children.

Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center holds several fundraising events each year to benefit community and pet-related non-profit organizations.

Santa posed with Bachelor and Coco after reading their letters.

“We are grateful for all of our clients, and for one busy client in particular, with many professional commitments in the Philadelphia area as Santa, for making this annual fundraising event so successful. During this season of giving, it is heartwarming for everyone involved to know what their donations and efforts mean for women and children at risk in the community,” said Dr. Laura Weis co-owner of Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center and Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care.

Charles Gill, as Santa, performs with the Philly Pops and makes numerous appearances throughout the Delaware Valley during the holiday season. He is also a brand ambassador for


A Woman’s Place is the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A Woman’s Place has provided free, private, confidential, and comprehensive shelter, service, support, advocacy, outreach, training, and education to victims of domestic violence, their children, and the community for close to 40 years. The free, private, and confidential hotline (1-800-220-8116) is available 24-hours a day. Information about A Woman’s Place, domestic violence, In Full Swing, and how to get involved with the organization can be found at



Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers overnight lodging for dogs and cats with activity packages, dog daycare, professional training programs, and grooming services. The resort is owned by Drs. Laura and Randy Weis, who also operate the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, a full-service veterinary hospital located on the same property. For more information about Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center, visit or call 215-345-6960.

Call Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center today to book your pet’s one-of-a-kind vacation at our luxury pet care facility!