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Seventh Annual “Wrap to Rap"
11/17/2009 - By Club Terrace at Madison Square Garden

Seventh Annual “Wrap to Rap"

NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN AND JOBA CHAMBERLAIN OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES HOSTED “WRAP TO RAP” HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING EVENT BENEFITING YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE IN NEW YORK CITY

PRESENTED BY DELTA AIR LINES

NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN BOARD & FRIENDS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
JOINED TEENS TO WRAP HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
AT THE CLUB TERRACE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

WHAT: New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) and Joba Chamberlain of the 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees hosted the Seventh Annual “Wrap to Rap,” an afternoon of wrapping holiday gifts for children in foster care in New York City. DJ D-Nice spun hip-hop and holiday classics and guests enjoyed a special performance from Kerry Butler, Constantine Maroulis, Angel Reed, Emily Padgett, Becca Tobin and Michele Mais of Broadway’s Rock of Ages. The NYFC Board and Friends Committee joined over 100 teens in foster care to wrap more than 1500 toys and gifts. Wrapped gifts will be distributed by the Administration for Children’s Services to children in foster care throughout New York City during this holiday season.

In addition to providing much-needed holiday gifts for children in care, Wrap to Rap served as a reminder to teens in foster care of the importance of volunteerism and giving back to their community. This year’s Wrap to Rap was made possible through the generosity of sponsors Delta Air Lines, Wal-Mart, Scotch brand from 3M, Commonwealth Packaging Company, Alternative Apparel and Madison Square Garden.

WHEN: November 17, 2009
4:00 – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Club Terrace at Madison Square Garden
7th Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd Streets, Manhattan

WHO: Joba Chamberlain, DJ D-Nice, Kerry Butler, Constantine Maroulis, Angel Reed, Emily Padgett, Becca Tobin and Michele Mais from Rock of Ages, Selita Ebanks, Zac Posen, Paul & Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Maggie Betts, Alina Cho, Gail Grimmett, Fabiola Beracasa, Lydia Fenet, Susan Burden, Jennifer Creel, Susan Shin, Marisa Brown, Amy McFarland, Susan Magazine, Nicole Esposito, Scott Posner, Alexandra Becker, Martin Gibson Dessoffy, Ayla Farnos, Alison Harmelin, Allison Aston, Vanessa Weiner von Bismarck and Lauren Shortt Pinto.

New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) is the non-profit organization that partners with the Administration for Children’s Services to improve the lives of children in foster care in New York City. Since 1996, NYFC has made a difference in the lives of these youth through college scholarships, tutoring programs, job training, and networking opportunities. There are almost 17,000 children in foster care in New York City, and NYFC is committed to providing them with the essential tools to become successful, self-sufficient adults.


Press Contact: Katherine White / Lesley Estep, Paul Wilmot Communications - 212-206-7447 or kwhite@greatpress.com / lestep@greatpress.com

Photos: Joe Schildhorn with Patrick McMullan


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