It’s officially the holiday season and The Foundling is celebrating throughout the month of December with cheer! In this two part series, we’ll highlight the ways different programs are getting into the holiday spirit. It’s been inspiring to see so much joy, love and generosity demonstrated by employees, clients and volunteers.
Starting off the celebrations was the Junior Board Holiday party on December 9 at Fiddlesticks Bar. Fiddlesticks is a friend of The Foundling and have hosted events in the past. It was a fantastic evening to socialize and enjoy the merriment of friends during the holidays.
On December 10, Macy’s decorated and hosted the Crisis Nursery’s holiday party. Families and children of the Foundling gathered for a catered dinner and everyone received personalized gifts delivered by Santa himself! Stevan Ridley and Bilal Powell from the New York Jets stopped by to visit and take pictures with the kids! There was also a concert from the Lee Strasberg Youth Choir that filled the room with Christmas carols.
100 children and families from The Foundling’s Deaf Services program enjoyed a special holiday breakfast on December 12. Children visited Santa and were given gifts donated by the generous employees of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Also on December 12, 50 families and children from our Foster Care programs were treated to a wreathe decorating party at PJ Clarke’s Sidecar and enjoyed a lavish brunch. Kids picked out a real evergreen wreaths donated by Starbright Floral Design and decorated them with tinsel, bows and ornaments. Junior Board members, Foundling board members and PJ Clarke’s staff volunteered to help facilitate the decorating. The beautiful, creative, and unique wreaths made by the children will be on display at PJ Clarke’s all holiday season long.
Help us spread holiday cheer! If you are interested in participating in the Foundling’s holiday spirit, please visit www.nyfoundling.org/donate . There are so many ways to give back to the Foundling community this holiday season!
COMING UP: Holiday Season at The Foundling Part II: Haven Academy’s presentation of The Nutcracker, The Foundling’s Staff Holiday Party, Santa Bob, We Work Holiday Party, and much, much more!