On Wednesday, November 19th, nearly 200 teens in foster care were joined by members of the New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) Board of Directors and Friends Committee at the Empire Hotel Rooftop for the Sixth Annual Wrap to Rap.Guests were treated to special musical performances by Sean Kingston and Mario, and LL Cool J’s attendance brought an extra dose of holiday cheer to the teen volunteers at Wrap to Rap.As DJ D Nice spun hip hop classics, volunteers wrapped more than 1500 holiday gifts to be distributed to children in foster care this holiday season.

This annual event brings together the Board and Friends of NYFC and young people in foster care for a fun evening to provide much-needed holiday gifts for children in foster care, as well as reminds teens in foster care of the importance of volunteerism and giving back to their community.Thank you to our generous donors, including Wal-Mart, Scotch 3M, Post-It, Bonne Bell, Sony BMG, Kid Robot, Harajuku Lovers, Burberry, Godiva, Conde Nast, Tommy Hilfiger, Random House, Commonwealth Packaging, Benefit Cosmetics, Alternative Apparel, MTV, Cirque du Soleil, the Whitney Museum, American Apparel, and J. Crew for making this event possible.

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