Columbia University Partners with Local Community Organizations to Create a Festive Holiday Evening for Local Families in Need

Friday, January 5, 2018

community holiday break

On December 22, Columbia University Facilities and Operations and Skanska joined with Morningside Gardens, Parish Care Ministry, NYPD 26th Precinct, Harlem United, St. Mary’s Harlem, and Morningside Retirement and Health Services to bring “Winter Wonderland” to Riverside Church. Winter Wonderland provided children and families living in transitional housing in West Harlem the opportunity for a festive and fun night out. In addition to music and dancing, children could select wrapped presents ranging from toys and clothing, to homemade gifts. Volunteers served families a homemade dinner while guests were able to enjoy a holiday evening with their families. The successful event brought together many neighborhood organizations and helped support members of the local community.