Volunteers of America
Since 1902, the Santas have marched up Fifth Avenue to raise money for Volunteers of America’s Hope & Hearth food voucher program.
It’s another post-Thanksgiving tradition: a huge serving of ho-ho-ho along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
Hundreds of volunteers have been busy putting together thousands of packs, which will be handed out to kids living in homeless or domestic violence shelters throughout the five boroughs.
The man in the red and white suit is used to giving the presents, but if you see Santa on the street next to a chimney, he needs you to give to him.
Dozens of Jolly Saint Nicks marched along Fifth Avenue on Friday in the annual Sidewalk Santa Parade.
As school comes to end for the summer, many are not even thinking about next school year. But there is an organization in the city that is and with good reason.
Friday morning, fifty of Santa’s helpers marched across 48th Street, up to Fifth Ave and to 59th Street – ringing bells to raise money to feed the needy.
CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu sat down in studio with Volunteers of America New York City director Rachel Weinstein about the Sidewalk Santa program.
Sidewalk Santas started training this week and the folks who don the red and white suits are learning how to suit up, stuff their bellies, get those beards on straight and give a great “Ho, ho, ho!”