December 28, 2016 – Glen Cove, NY Thank you to all of the SCO supporters and friends who donated thousands of gifts, organized holiday celebrations and supported the children, youth, adults and families we serve during this special time of year. Below are just a few samples of the overwhelming generosity shown toward New Yorkers in need during this season of giving.
Phil Catapano and Friends Carry on Tradition of Giving to SCO Youth
Phil Catapano and a host of friends loaded 80 duffel bags with hats, gloves, PJs and other goodies for the residents of our five Independence Inns for runaway and homeless youth. The babies at our Inns received gift bags of blankets, books, teddies and more to brighten the holiday season. It’s a tradition that Kathy Catapano began more than 10 years ago and continues in her memory. Thanks, Phil, and everyone involved…our youth couldn’t be more grateful!
Wendy Williams’ & the Hunter Foundation Welcome Young Moms & Kids to Special Holiday Dinner
Wendy Williams-Hunter of The Wendy Williams Show and her family invited the young moms and their children from our Bethany residences to a special 2nd Annual Holiday Dinner with the Hunters. The event, which took place at MIST in Harlem Nov. 29th, was filled with music and games and a delicious holiday feast. Thank you, Wendy and the Hunter Foundation, for sharing the holiday spirit with our youth!
Dotty’s House Luncheon Supports Homeless Long Island Families
Over 140 supporters turned out for our 14th annual Dotty’s House Luncheon, held at Indian Hills Country Club in Northport Dec. 6th. The event, which raised a record $15,000, supports Dotty’s House, one of our Long Island shelters for women and their children. Thank you to all attendees and to our committee for holding such a wonderful event!
Who Care Committee Toy Run
Santa, escorted by 200 motorcycle enthusiasts from The Who Cares Committee, braved the cold Dec. 11th to deliver toys to the children with special needs at our Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center in Sea Cliff. It was the Committee’s 31st year of bringing the joy of the holidays to our kids.
Reynard Productions and Assembly Member Maritza Davila Deliver Holiday Gifts to Flushing Family Shelter Residents
Assembly Member Maritza Davila and the staff of Reynard Productions stopped by our Flushing Family Residence in Brooklyn Dec. 16th to deliver 250 holiday presents for the children there. Thank you for your kindness and generosity and for providing such joy to our kids!
Choka Lyme Holiday Toy Drive for SCO Youth
Thanks to Bobby Roghubir, Choka Lyme and all of the generous families who came out to Choka Lyme’s 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive in Jamaica, Queens, we received hundreds of gifts that made the holidays special for the youth at Ottilie Residential Treatment Center in Briarwood, Queens – and children throughout SCO! THANK YOU!!!
Al’s Angels Bring Santa to RJMCC Residential Treatment Center
Santa (Al DiGuido) made a visit to our Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center Dec. 6th handing out presents to the youth with developmental disabilities who live there. Thank you, Al’s Angels, for making the holidays special for our kids!