On Monday, December 9th, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) hosted Wrap to Rap Presented by Valentino USA. At this annual event benefitting youth in foster care, Valentino USA and NYFC Board and Friends Committee members joined over 80 teens in foster care to wrap 1,000 gifts for younger children in care as DJ D-Nice spun hip hop and holiday classics. The wrapped presents will be distributed by the Administration for Children’s Services to children in foster care throughout New York City.
In addition to providing much needed holiday gifts for children in need, Wrap to Rap also serves as a reminder to teens in foster care of the importance of volunteerism and giving back to their communities. As the Presenting Sponsor of Wrap to Rap, Valentino USA employees will be volunteering at the event in lieu of hosting their own holiday party for the second year in a row. The partnership is an opportunity for NYFC supporters, like Valentino USA, to connect with the foster care community and give back for the holidays. Additional sponsors include: The Ainsworth, Fiji Water and Paige Management.
The night’s special guests included Wendy Kahn, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Lauran Tuck, Ayla Farnos, Allison Aston, Marisa Brown, Clare McKeon, Susan Gilroy, Susan Burden, Dana Auslander, Brian Mazza, Eric Brettschneider, Susan Magazine, and DJ D-Nice, among others.