We did it! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, this year every Lantern child, teenager and young adult will receive a gift and a holiday meal.
A special mention to Susan Fox and the wonderful members of Park Slope Parents, who donated nearly 200 gifts. Our corporate partner, S&P Global, also contributed towards holiday festivities at our buildings, and we raised over $4,000 in donations for our young adults and in support of our programming.
We’ll be sharing meals and giving out gifts throughout the week, so check back as we add more photos to our gallery.
Participants in our young adult nutrition class, Food 4 Life, open their kitchen-themed gifts
Lantern Community Services staff Leroy Thomas, Alyssa Negron and Jessica Rosado get ready to deliver gifts in the Bronx
A young adult opens his gift of a popcorn maker
Lantern’s Director of Employment, Whittaker Wright, prepares gifts in East Harlem
Young adult clients receive their gifts at a holiday event in the Bronx
A mother and daughter celebrate at a holiday event in the Bronx
Food 4 Life participants pose with Chef Seana and their gifts
A young adult client poses with their Lantern Community Services case manager, at a holiday event in the Bronx
Lantern staff deliver gifts to a family in the Bronx
Young adults enjoy their holiday meal in the Bronx
Food 4 Life participants pose with their gifts
Gifts ready to be handed out
Lantern staff serve a holiday meal to young adults and families in the Bronx
Lantern Community Services staff deliver gifts to families
Kitchen-themed gifts for the Food 4 Life class
Children wait to receive their gifts in the Bronx
Collecting gifts in East Harlem
Lantern staff put the final touches on gifts in East Harlem
Target Brooklyn Gateway staff volunteer to help wrap gifts