Santa Mike 2012
Homeless Outreach Luncheon
Thirty-seven years ago, at our first event,
we welcomed 8 men to the center to receive hats, gloves and share a
Thanksgiving meal. Fast forward to this
year when we hosted over 600 men, women and children and provided everything
from sleeping bags, coats and gloves to haircuts, manicures and dental and
Santa Mike has always
believed that all children deserve a gift at Christmas, regardless of their
financial situation, and this belief is at the core of the annual Santa Mike
Kids Party. Last year, over 400 children
– infants, toddlers, pre-K and school age – received toys from Santa, and this
year is no exception. The Kids Party took place on December 14th and
was a big hit once again, with over 450 children receiving a present from Santa.
On the same evening as the
Kids Party, over 300 seniors from around the city arrived by bus and enjoyed a
Christmas party put on by Santa Mike.
Gene & Georgetti’s catering, door prizes and a festive space, complete
with a fire place and the company of friends, always makes for a time enjoyed
by all who attend.