NYSE Brokers Ensure 131,000 New Yorkers in Need Will Have Holiday Dinner

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Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society – (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society – (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

16,500 Donated Turkey Dinners for 8 to Be Distributed

Brokers Who Founded Christmas Dinner Fund Have donated 250,000 dinners, feeding 1.5 million people in 25 years


Friday, December 22, 2006
2 pm Turkey Dinner Distribution*

The Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center
130 East 101st Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues

On Friday December 22nd, hundreds of turkey dinners – each feeding eight – will be distributed to families at The Children’s Aid Society’s Frederick Douglass, Dunlevy Milbank and East Harlem Centers. The dinners include a fully cooked 12 lb. turkey and all the trimmings. The dinners are frozen, designed to be prepared at home, so families can customize the meal to suit their tastes and traditions and enjoy them in a familiar setting.

Thanks to the generosity of floor brokers at the New York Stock Exchange, 16,500 turkey dinners will be distributed in total by The Children’s Aid Society to families in need this season.

The 25-year-old Christmas Dinner Fund is an entirely voluntary effort by NYSE floor brokers who “pass the hat” on the trading floor and raise a substantial sum in a brief period of time. Arthur Cashin and Mark Feeley, two high-level financial executives, founded the Fund. It is supported by hundreds who work on the floor of the Exchange and want to share the holiday spirit with those who are less fortunate.

*Note to Editors: Children’s Aid is also distributing turkey dinners at other times at other locations. Please call if you need an alternative time.