The Legal Aid Society Holiday Party for Homeless and Other Vulnerable Children
Sakhal Armstrong, 8, had a visit from Santa Claus, played by Javier Chuck, at The Legal Aid Society’s annual Holiday Party for Homeless and Other Vulnerable Children. Joining them are from left Legal Aid President Blaine (Fin) Fogg, of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Melissa McCullough, one of Santa’s helpers from Freshfields; and Bart Schwartz, executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary at Assurant, Inc., and a Director of the Society.

Special thanks to the Sustaining Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments for their generous support of The Legal Aid Society’s annual Holiday Party for Homeless and Other Vulnerable Children. This photo appeared in The New York Law Journal.

We also thank the following firms whose outstanding donations of toys, books, games and volunteers made it possible for 496 children and their families to enjoy the happiness of the holiday season: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello P.C.; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Scholastic Books; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Travelers; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Winston & Strawn LLP. Legal Aid's own Human Resources Chief Officer Allan Fox entertained the children and Javier Chuck, a Paralegal in the Harlem Community Law office, was a tremendous Santa Claus. Terri and Richard Kim donated the hundreds of items for the crafts table which is a major attraction at the party. Photographs of the children and the wonderful volunteers from the firms and The Legal Aid Society are available for view on Flickr. You can see the happy faces and know that you are responsible for the smiles and laughter. We thank you so much for caring.