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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!


You showered this project with so much support and this family with so much love!  You made mom and dad cry. The boys couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.  I cant even find the words to express how cool it was to be involved with this little project. (And quite an honor to be Santa to all your generosity!)

Secret Santas

The Secret Santa project was an absolute success beyond my wildest dreams (even if, in the end, it wasn’t very secret…plans to sneak into the apartment all Santa-style were totally foiled)  It was crazy amazing, the amount of support the community gave us in helping give a Greenpoint family some special love during a tough holiday season.

Peace & Love!

Serious shout outs to everyone who donated gifts, food, cash, love, and a helping hand. We seriously blew some minds with all the books, games, food & love we delivered.

Cheers to a Happy New Year!

Below are pics of Isaiah jumping for joy and doing a happy dance (He insisted i take pics and show you’all…)

On a side note: Mom was so blown away by all the books and really feels like her prayers were answered. Their house is like the coolest library EVER now. Anyways, we had so many books and not so much wrapping paper (or energy, truth be told) so we decided to make a giant box of books for each of the boys. Kinda like a treasure chest of books! Anyways, it was absolute hilarity when delivering the goods and the boys were convinced that there was some sort of robot in the big boxes……and would not believe that it was a box of books. They were convinced I was “tricking them”. Too too funny! (Like i said, it was truly an honor to play Santa’s elf to all your generosity!)

Jumping for JOY

Happy Dance!


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Secret Santa


pic by imakeinterwebs @flickr.com

Join us in a little Secret Santa project.

Our goal is to provide a little holiday cheer for a family in the neighborhood that can’t afford Christmas.

How you can help: Donatations of  $$, gifts, decorations, and food stuffs all welcome.

  • GIFTS: The boys are age 5 and 8. They literally have no toys in their apartment. Mom is worried about the reading level of the 5 year old (he is behind at school) so cool books would be amazing. Also, art supplies like paper, paint, crayons, etc. Things like Legos or Science Experiment type things that are “educational and fun” are also key. For mom, cute things like picture frames or cute writing notebooks would make her day!
  • $$: We are collecting cash for a tree, wreath, lights, wrapping paper, and decorations.
  • Decorations: We are collecting decorations for the tree and apartment.
  • Food Stuffs: We will be gathering food and treats too!

Please let me know if you can help us bring Christmas to this corner of Greenpoint. We can pick stuff up or you can drop stuff off. Our thought is to deliver everything next Wed, Dec 23rd. (Probably sneak in and set up the tree and presents while the family is dining at the soup kitchen although that plan depends on neighbors, etc so it is a little in flux…..)

Any donations can be dropped off at 140 Metropolitan Ave. First Floor. Typically, any time will work. If no one is home (or answering the doorbell) stuff can be dropped off at our neighbors, Bar Berry (on the corner of Berry and Metropolitan). Cash can be dropped in the mail, Craigs Kitchen 140 Metropolitan Ave. First Floor, Brooklyn NY 11211. (Checks to Craigs Kitchen w/ Secret Santa in memo).

Feel free to email craigskitchen [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions or to arrange pickups or drop offs…

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