East Harlem Children’s Aid Kids Prove Youngsters Don’t Only Think of Themselves!

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image013On Friday, December 4th, hundreds of youngsters took a break from adding to their massive wish lists to make hand-made gifts for their family and friends during the We Care event at The Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem.

Thanks to We Care, an annual national event organized by Herman Miller, Inc. and joined by over 200 of America’s top architecture and interior design firms such as Environetics, Tobron and Gensler, the center’s gym was transformed into “Santa’s Workshop” for the afternoon. image015

Approximately 465 preschool and early school-aged children from Dunlevy Milbank Center, Drew Hamilton Center, Frederick Douglass Center, East Harlem Center and Taft Day Care in Harlem and East Harlem, tackled the individual craft stations to make candles, photo cubes, hats, coffee mugs and bedazzled gloves. What to get that difficult older brother? Grandma’s the picky type? We Care and Children’s Aid staff were on hand to help with the tough choices and even helped wrap the gifts so that they would be ready for the holidays. Picking the right gift for that special someone is never an easy task so music, face painting and gingerbread cookies helped ease the gift making stress. And just in case the postal service to the North Pole is not as reliable this year, Santa was on the premises to confirm any last minute requests! Photos Courtesy of Lily Kesselman