Holiday Party For Homeless Children
Seymour James (left), Attorney-in-Chief; Richard J. Davis, Chairman; and Fin Fogg President with Santa Claus (aka A. Robert Pietrzak) and children enjoying the party.

Synod Hall on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine was filled with the laughter of children during The Legal Aid Society's 32nd annual  Holiday Party for Homeless and Other Vulnerable Children. For many of these children, The Legal Aid Society party is the only source of holiday gifts. 

Special thanks to the Staff of the Society and to members of the Board of Directors and the Board of Advisers for their generous contributions. We also thank the following firms whose outstanding donations of toys, books, games and volunteers made it possible for the children and their families to enjoy the happiness of the holiday season: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello P.C.; Scholastic Books; Sidley Austin, LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. You were responsible for so many smiles and so much laughter. Thank you for caring.

The New Amsterdam Singers and Legal Aid's own Human Resources Chief Officer Allan Fox entertained the children and A. Robert Pietrzak 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.