On December 17th, 2022 we celebrated Christmas with the families of both old and new clients. It was a new experience for all of our staff, since we have been in a new facility since May 2022. We had 60 families and 111 children. In order to provide better attention and have more space, we divided the group in two and the result was excellent. We could see the families engaging and expressing their connection to our organization.

We organized different activities: face painting, arts and crafts, games, food, and of course the presence of Santa! The children received toys and jackets, and some of the older children were given gift cards.

Our staff got very involved in the preparation and coordination of the event. We also had the help of some of our Angel Fund Scholarship students. Every year committed volunteers like Luzmila Limongi de Pizarro, Brigid Sullivan, and Brigid’s team of friends help us ensure the event is a success. As she has for many years, Brigid provided lunch for all of our attendees.

At the end of the day, a sense of joy and accomplishment accompanied all of us. We experienced so many smiling faces, expressions of joy and gratitude.

Submitted by Sr. Yolanda Flores, MSC

Thanks to Cabrini Immigrant Services of Nyc

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