25th Annual Toy Drive & Holiday Party A Smashing Success

As The Family Center marks a quarter-century of serving NYC families in 2019, this year's holiday celebrations were exceptionally festive.

On Saturday, December 21st, over 500 New Yorkers gathered with Family Center Board members, Leadership Council members, volunteers and staff for our Annual Holiday Party.  This year, The Family Center's Annual Holiday Party was hosted with special support from Capital One Commercial Banking.  Our client families and their children could not have been more grateful!  During the party, they visited with Santa, enjoyed arts and crafts and munched on holiday snacks.

Children and families were also delighted to leave the party with toys and gifts donated from the following generous companies and faith-based organizations:

Davidson Kempner

Kane Street Synagogue

La Mano

Liquidnet for Good


Modell's Sporting Goods

New York Life

NY Philharmonic

Smart Choice Communications

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

The Episcopal Church

Winged Keel Group

Holiday Party Volunteers Cheer for The Family Center

The Family Center is grateful to all the individuals and companies who also donated through our Amazon.com Wishlist and otherwise supported these year-end festivities with volunteers, donations and plain-old holiday cheer.

Thank you -from our family to yours!

Every child had a special visit with Santa

Family Center Board members with Santa

Leadership Council members with Santa

Family members of all ages enjoyed arts & crafts

Some were a little shy to see Santa -but he still heard their wishes!

Santa with his elves

Photographs courtesy of pro-bono photographer Jacob Maximillian Baron