Thank you, volunteer santas!

Monday, February 4, 2019

A mountain of Skadden gifts and sleigh driven by Pro Bono Supervisor, Eddie Houlihan

CVLS and Judge Susan Kennedy Sullivan extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteer Santas who participated in our gift program this year. In what has now become a tradition, the judge in 1806 keeps a list of families who are experiencing financial hardship, and who need help purchasing gifts for the children in their care. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we were able to provide gifts to more than 125 children in 46 families, our largest undertaking by far. Volunteers accepted this task on short notice, during a busy and expensive time of year, and many encountered obstacles and surprises along the way. We cannot thank you enough for your patience, kindness, flexibility and selflessness. You helped make the holidays a little brighter for families in need, and we are so grateful.

Special thanks to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Leading this effort since the program’s inception in 2016, Skadden takes the largest number of families every year. Also a huge shout out to Home Depot, ShopperTrak, Stradley Ronon, and the CVLS Junior Board for partnering to take on multiple families and/or large families with 6+ kids. We could not have done this without you!