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The Junior Committee recently hosted a holiday fundraiser and cocktail party to benefit the children of New York Center for Children (NYCC), and attendees had a festive time networking with one another and sharing the holiday spirit for a great cause.  Held at the posh Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue, guests enjoy cocktails, wine, bubbly, and plenty of tasty hors d’oeuvres while perusing an extensive array of fabulous silent auction items.

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Generous sponsors include the Dorchester Collection, Mr. Aristotle (who donated a bespoke wine tasting in Paris), Greenwich Hotel and Chiva Sam Luxury Lodge and Spa in Thailand. There were even experiences at local hotspots The Jimmy and the National, along with tickets to Giants and Knicks games to name just a few!  Certainly the biggest hit of the evening was the signed movie memorabilia from the upcoming film Django Unchained (donated by one of the film’s stars and JCC’s own Nichole Galicia)!

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Everyone had an opportunity to purchase ornaments off of the children’s Wish Tree, where attendees could take home a child’s handcrafted ornament at the end of the night.  Each clear bulb was decorated on the outside, and had a written wish from a child on a piece of paper inside.   From requests for ponies to wishes for basic necessities like a warm and loving environment at Christmas, it truly brought the purpose of the evening to the forefront, and helped us to understand the magical dreams of a child in need.

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The Junior Committee for the New York Center for Children is dedicated to fighting child abuse and actively helps raising funds and awareness for the NYCC through a variety of educational, engaging and entertaining programs and events.  While they enjoy socializing and networking, they work hard to make worthwhile contributions and each commit to one year of service.  To get involved, check out their website and start making a difference in a child’s life today.

Happy holidays,

~JetSetLeslie