Why not bring in the holidays with bringing cheer to others? One of my favorite young professionals events, the Santa Project Party & Auction is back! The UCP of NYC will kick off the holidays with the 4th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction on Tuesday, December 3rd, at Chelsea’s hot new Italian restaurant, Bocca di Bacco.
The Santa Project Party & Auction, a benefit for UCP of NYC, will be co-hosted by Emmy-winning anchor of PIX 11 News, Tamsen Fadal, and entrepreneur/activist/model, Camilla Barungi of “Project Runway” fame. This marks the fourth consecutive year Ms. Barungi has co-hosted the Santa Project Party. The event features a silent auction with a range of luxury goods and services for attendees to bid on. In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event attracts VIP guests from fashion, film, television, and Broadway.
Scott Stanford, Co-Anchor PIX 11 News & Isiah Whitlock Jr., star of “The Wire”and “Cedar Rapids” who has now joined the cast of the hit HBO series “Veep,” are Co-Chairs of the Santa Project Party.
UCP of NYC’s Santa Project began when committed supporters expressed a desire to do more during the holiday season. Beyond the core programs and services UCP of NYC delivers year round, proceeds from the Santa Project Party & Auction help fund special needs equipment requests and holiday gift cards for children with disabilities in UCP of NYC’s programs.
“UCP of NYC is extremely grateful this holiday season for our hosts, corporate sponsors, donors and friends,” says Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. “Their support and concern for our neediest children and families truly exemplifies the spirit and generosity of New Yorkers.”
“I am delighted to co-host the Santa Project Party & Auction with Tamsen Fadal,” says Camilla Barungi. “UCP of NYC reaches thousands of families and individuals with disabilities throughout New York City. I am continually impressed by the scope and magnitude of their programs and ability to positively impact people’s lives.”
“I am thrilled to co-host the 4th annual UCP of NYC Santa Project Party with its long time host Camilla Barungi,” says Tamsen Fadal. “I am a big supporter of UCP of NYC and their ongoing work to provide programs and services for children, families, and adults with disabilities.”
About United Cerebral Palsy of New York City:
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC) is one of America’s most established non-profits offering services, information, and support to children and adults with disabilities throughout New York City. UCP of NYC currently serves more than 14,000 individuals and family members through more than 75 comprehensive programs including health care, education, technology, residential, recreation, and habilitiative services. The Mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
The Santa Project Party & Auction kicks off the holiday season. I had a wonderful time last year, and this is an event that should not be missed!
WHEN: December 3rd, 2013 from 7:00pm -10:00pm
WHERE: Bocca di Bacco
Chelsea at 169 9th Ave, New York, NY(between 19th & 20th).
TICKETS: Individual tickets are $75, sponsorship levels and packages are also available.Tickets and sponsorships are available here.