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Whataburger Throws Party for St. PJ’s Kids

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Whataburger put on a party for children from St. PJs Tuesday, complete with an appearance by Santa, games, food, dancing and more.

Whataburger’s headquarters was a full of seasonal brightness and filled with games, treats and holiday surprises on Tuesday. The company celebrated the season with children from St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home (St. PJs).

Kids (of all ages) gathered at  300 Concord Plaza Drive, where more than 60 Whataburger volunteers in Santa hats and Whataburger orange hosted the Texas-sized Christmas party – Whataburger’s first Winter Wonderland, complete with a visit from Santa, a holiday meal and fun for all.

“This is the first time we’ve had a community event of this scale at our San Antonio headquarters and we wanted to go all-out for the kids of St. PJ’s, who don’t always get a chance to experience the wonder of the holiday season,” said Preston Atkinson, President and Chief Operating Officer,  Whataburger Restaurants.

“This type of outreach is what our Whataburger Serves program is all about, giving back to the communities that we call home and working with organizations like St PJ’s to share the Whataburger spirit of selfless service with those who are in need,” Atkinson said.

Santa Claus talks to girl at party Whataburger hosts for St. PJ's children.

“We are blessed to care for and help heal children from their traumatic experiences of abuse and neglect.  We are so grateful to Whataburger and all its employees for creating a beautiful memory for our children,” said James Castro, Executive Director, St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home.“The Christmas party provided by Whataburger will contribute greatly toward providing a therapeutic, healing memory for all our wonderful children.”

St. PJ’s has been serving the children of San Antonio since 1891. Each year, the organization cares for more than 400 children, providing a safe, nurturing community to children who have suffered from abuse and/or neglect. The group offers long-term residential care, transitional living or emergency shelter as well as a nursery and adoption service.

The San Antonio Spurs Coyote, WhataGuy and Santa were part of the fun Tuesday for the kids at St. PJs.

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