Doing Christmas cheer differently this year

Despite its name, Westchester’s Christmas Dinner operates year-round, usually culminating with a Christmas celebration for approximately 300, complete with a full meal, gifts, entertainment and lively company for those who need it most.   

This year, the Christmas Dinner was a bit different but the spirit was the same. Working with the Northern Westchester Community Center to identify guests who would benefit from a home visit, the team got to work calling them, asking for a wish list, shopping (albeit remotely) and organizing food, which was provided by Village Social in Mount Kisco. On Christmas, drivers delivered the food and gifts to each guest safely (masked and gloved).

 “We knew as soon as Covid hit that the dinner would look different this year,” said board treasurer Ben Harvey.  “But we also knew that we would be making a difference in people’s holiday and continuing to spread joy throughout the season.”

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