More than 200 families were excited to take part in the holiday celebration and get to choose a holiday gift.
Taking special social distancing precautions, families lined up to choose from a wide array of high-quality gifts from tables filled with toys.
They also had the opportunity to meet and take a photo with a fireman Santa and his assistant. All had a great time.
“It was great to see the smiles, hear the screams of excitement, and receive the thanks from parents and children,” said District Leader Keith Lilly. “Being here and providing holiday cheer to children and sending a message that somebody cares is a great feeling. I thank the Friends of Public School Harlem and the Migdol Family for making it happen.”
The event is part of a more than 15-year tradition of members of The Migdol Organization and FPSH participating in community giving tied to the winter holidays.
Toys were donated by FPSH and the Marine Toys 4 Tots program.
Toys 4 Tots works to help bring the joy of the holidays and a message of hope to children across America. It generously collects new unwrapped toys for distribution at sponsored events throughout the country.
Jerry Migdol, founder of the Migdol Family Foundation added, “We are just happy to be part of this and be able to give back to the community we love. In these difficult times with so many families struggling, there are a lot of parents who don’t have what they need to have in order to give their children a decent Christmas. We hope this can bring some light and happiness to children and families across Harlem.”
Photo credit: 1-4) Migdol News, Migdol Family Foundation.