On Wednesday, December 18, Mr. Santa Clause, the well-known hero of children around the world, will be visiting the Legendary Rotary Club of New York's Holiday party. Mr. Clause, a year-round resident of the North Pole, is expected to thank our club for it's generosity with providing toys to the children of Manhattan over the years. Santa, who has a long and impressive history of helping children, hopes to pick up about two-hundred toys from our club with the help of EREY and the RCNY Foundation.
As is customary, he asked that Rotarians bring a gift-wrapped toy for children over 12 years old. "While it is always difficult to get toys for children, it is particularly difficult to get enough toys for older children". he has advised. For those Rotarians that cannot attend the December 18 Holiday Celebration please contact Andreas or Tom McConnon and they will purchase and gift wrap a $25 toy for you.
The toys that Mr. Clause picks up from us will be given to the children that live near the Fraternities- Notre Dame Soup Kitchen on 1st Ave. and East 117th Street. Ho, ho, ho!