Power of Two’s annual Winter Wonderland is coming soon, and we’re looking for volunteers to make the day a success!

Winter Wonderland is one of our biggest community events of the year. We’ll have lots of fun activities for children, including crafts, face painting, and a chance to meet Santa! If you’d like to volunteer, click here.

Our Winter Wonderland celebration has its origins on a bus in Brownsville. One of our parent coaches overheard a boy asking his mother if he could make a Christmas list. She sighed, telling him that Santa might not be able to bring him the gifts he wanted.

A man chimed in, saying “Christmas doesn’t come to Brownsville.”

Our parent coach was troubled, thinking of all the children whose parents were struggling to make ends meet, of all the holiday wishes that would go unfulfilled. She brought the story back to the Power of Two team, and Winter Wonderland—an initiative to bring holiday festivities to New York City’s poorest communities—was born.

In our first year, about 50 children attended Winter Wonderland. Last year, this number grew to over 500. This year, we’re hoping for even more.

You can help bring Christmas to our communities!

Winter Wonderland is on December 14th from 12-4pm. Volunteers should arrive at 10am for setup of their stations. Please email Yarizell Contreras (yarizellc@powerof2.nyc) with questions.

If you would like to volunteer, please follow the link to register your interest.

In addition to volunteers, we are looking for toy donations so that every child can go home with a special gift. Please follow the link to our Amazon wishlist, where we have chosen some great gifts for children in our communities.

Thank you!