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12-17-2018

Santa Claus Visit CSF

Santa Claus Visit CSF
Our annual Santa Claus Visit organized by Children’s Smile Foundation occurred on Saturday, December 8 in the school auditorium near Sw. Macieja Parish in Ridgewood.


Father Dariusz Blicharz greeted guests, and then the children’s choir “Gaudete” performed for everyone, led by Ewa Gindorowicz. The children sang beautiful Christmas songs which got everyone into a cheerful holiday spirit. 

There were many attractions for guests, including dance contests, arts & crafts, face painting, a magic show, and a raffle lottery with very appealing prizes. Mrs. Ewa from “The Masters” prepared a special music contest for kids which consisted of children guessing the tune of popular Christmas songs. The children had a blast guessing and were so eager to sing the full song into the microphone!

A hot dinner made by Ms. Barbara from “European Deli” in Middle Village was served to all guests with the help of volunteers. Delicious desserts were also provided by the best bakery in town, “Syrena” from Greenpoint, who sponsors every charitable event the Children’s Smile Foundation hosts.

Our special guest, Santa Claus, came from far away to give out gifts to all children at our event, which were supplied by our organization as well as the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, our main sponsor. This year, the sweets were funded by Eagle New York as well as Lowell Foods. We had elfs helping to set up the event all day, packing special gift bags provided by Lowell Foods.

This year’s generous sponsors gave many presents for our kids, which children patiently waited for on stage while they were being drawn randomly by the lottery. There were dolls, cars, Lego blocks, a drone, dollhouses, motorcycles, as well huge, wonderfully wrapped surprise gifts donated by Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union Maspeth branch. At the very end, we also gave away an American Girl doll donated by Euro Optical, an optometry office in Glendale.

We raised $2299 during the lottery, which will be donated to a fund in the name of Father Peter Żendzian, created a few years ago during this very event. This fund will be donated towards a Christmas help center foundation in New York.

Children’s Smile Foundation wants to sincerely thank all our sponsors, specifically: PSFCU, Eagle NY, Syrena Bakery, Bridge Capital Enterprises, Megiel Funeral Home, Frank Kowalinski, Karol Liszewski, Euro Optical, Beata Jakubowski, Lowell Foods, Joanna Gwozdz, Esq., The Masters as well as Sw. Macieja Parish for providing the space for this event.

Thank you also to our extremely dependable volunteers who organized this event : Julia and Anthony Izak, Piotr and Tomek Draus,  Claudia Bis, Michael Mrzyk, Sylvia Boguniecki, Lia Papafloratos, Natalia Rogala, David Rogala, Mateusz Osiecki, Daren Zajac, Marzena Boguniecka, Ewa Weglarz, Dagmara Weglarz, Urszula Starmach, Malgorzata Mrzyk, Patric Starmach, Gabriel Starmach, Daniel Pryt, Martin and Matthew Czarnecki, Alicja Gwozdz, Dorota Izak, Andrzej Zera, Grazyna Ozga, Tomasz Bar, Wojciech Such, Katarzyna Kulikowski, Rodzina Joanny Przedworskiej.



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