It is Almost That Time of Year…
The New York City Children’s Holiday Party (NYCCHP,) dedicated to bringing the joys of the holidays to children living in New York City’s homeless shelters, will continue our tradition for the 15th year!
We will be taking 700 children living in NYC homeless shelters to see the brand-new musical
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
It promises to be an evening of fun, laughter, and, of course, chocolate!
The New York City Children’s Holiday Party is dedicated to bringing the joys of the holidays to children living in New York City’s homeless shelters. Currently there are more than 24,000 children living in shelters in New York City. We strive to introduce each child to new experiences and to broaden his or her horizons, hoping to spark a yearning for and a determination to create a better situation.
On Tuesday December 6, 2016 we took 700 children from 30 New York City homeless shelters to see Wicked on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre. Our team of not-wicked-at-all volunteers guaranteed that every child had a great time at the show, with dinner and gifts included.In 2003, we launched our first event with an afternoon of fun and games that included a performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Since then, each year we have taken hundreds of children to venues such as the Big Top of the Big Apple Circus and under the lights of Broadway at Lion King, and Mary Poppins, Bring It On, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Aladdin the Musical.
We are proud to have brought smiles to the faces of more than 11,000 homeless children who haven’t had a place to call home during the holiday season. These magical evenings buoy the spirit of the children and make them feel special and wanted throughout the year despite their circumstances.
Please join us in creating wondrous moments for these children in our very own backyard. Your generosity is truly appreciated and 100% of your donation goes directly to the children. Please donate now by clicking below!
The New York City Children’s Holiday Party Inc. is a tax-exempt status under Section 501 (C) (3). Our organization is 100% volunteer-run.
Why We Do This
For insight into the lives of the children in the city’s homeless shelters, see Andrea Elliot’s clear-eyed yet heart-wrenching 5-part series in The New York Times, Invisible Child, accompanied by Ruth Fremson’s remarkable photographs. Being able to give children like Dasani one night of pure fun reminds all of us what the holidays are truly about.
Be part of the magic — share the joy!