NYC Architects and Designers Bring “Santa’s Workshop” to Dunlevy Milbank
On Friday, December 7, The Boys and Girls Club of America and Herman Miller teamed up with top New York City architecture and interior design firms to present the 16th annual “We Care” event at The Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank Center. This day of holiday celebration provided a unique arts and crafts workshop for over 350 preschool and school-aged children from the agency’s Dunlevy Milbank Center, East Harlem Center , Taft Day Care and Frederick Douglass Center in Harlem.
Over 100 volunteers set up Santa’s Workshop in the center’s gymnasium. At individual craft stations, volunteers assisted the children in creating gifts for their family and friends. Some of the most decorative and unique creations from this event included festive floral centerpieces, Christmas tree ornaments, personalized picture frames and pencil cases. The children had no issue finding the right gift for the special people in their lives, while enjoying festive music, face painting and gingerbread cookies. And just in case their hectic school schedules won’t allow for that last-minute trip to Macy’s, Santa was on the premises to confirm any final requests.