The Hillside Special Santas Program of Hillside Family of Agencies (HFA), benefits children and families served by Crestwood Children’s Center, Hillside Children’s Center, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection and Snell Farm Children’s Center. Some children and their families served by HFA do not have the resources for gifts at the holiday time.
Families, office groups, churches, student groups and classes come together to become “Special Santas” as part of their own holiday celebration. Thanks to very generous families in the Rochester community who add a child to their shopping list, take on a family at their office or church, or contact us to find the greatest needs of the families, we are hoping to meet our goal of giving each child in the family three gifts again this year.
If you aren’t able to donate, but would like to volunteer your time, you can do that beginning December 2nd – December 21st on Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m. AND/OR 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. or Tuesday/Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00p.m. Please contact the Special Santas Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (585) 256-7515 to arrange that or if you would like any further information.
Matthew Heckman (Family Medicine Resident), Laura Gift (Family Medicine Resident)& Naazeen Iqual (Peds Resident) volunteering in 2012
As a Hillside Special Santa, you will make a difference in the lives of thousands.