Hogs & Heifers NYC Saloon Bring Christmas to Harlem

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Written by Alirio Guerrero, Director of Preventive Services

This past Sunday, on December 8, you might have noticed Santa Clause leading a caravan of nearly 50 motorcycles up the FDR highway to deliver gifts and holiday fun to the children and families of The Children’s Aid Society’s Preventive Services Program.

For the third year in a row, Michelle Dell-Ramsey, President of Hogs & Heifers Saloon New York City, her amazing staff and customers hosted an amazing holiday party at the Dunlevy Milbank Center in Harlem for 250 of our Upper Manhattan and Bronx clients. Guests enjoyed crafts, face painting and a delicious catered meal before having their photo taken with Santa. The children also took home custom airbrush designed stockings by “Horny” Mike and Ryan Evans of the History Channel’s reality show, “Counting Cars.”

What an amazing and heartwarming event. Words cannot express our appreciation to everyone who participated this year. A big thank you to my team at Preventive Services who helped organize and decorate the Milbank gym!

The generosity shown by Michelle Dell and all the Hogs & Heifers family has touched many lives. It was clear they received as much warmth and joy as they generously gave to our families. This event brought people together from all walks of life and provided one of those rare occasions when stereo-types were set aside and the real meaning of the season was enjoyed by everyone.

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Photos by Lily Kesselman