United Cerebral Palsy of NYC readies for annual Santa Project party to raise money for children with disabilities

Posted: 12:17 PM, Nov 30, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-30 11:49:00-05

Tuesday is a National Day of Giving that really does kick off the charitable season.
Each year I take part in the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City Santa Project party, and this year we're just a week away from the big event.
Shelia Lennon, Sr. Vice President of UCP of NYC,  explained what they do to help children this holiday season and all year-round.


"Giving Tuesday for UCP of NYC is an opportunity for us to give to our families who have a child with a disability and these families living in New York City have enormous additional expenses. We're actually the leading provider of preschool education for children with disabilities here in NYC and in the last year, we expanded our network to 12 preschools for kids with disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, autism, speech and language issues and all kinds of physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities," Lennon said. "The Santa Project is such a fun event, and it's the kickoff to our holiday giving that attracts more than 250 young professionals from the tri-state area. We have live music, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. It's just a great night for people to come out, have fun and give to children with disabilities."

I will be co-hosting the event this year, which takes place at the Down Town Association on December 6th from 7pm-10pm. So if you'd like to join us for the Santa Project party click here for ticket info.