By Tim Saunders on
The family headed to FAO Schwarz – the upmarket toy store – to select toys and games for Stockings With Care, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making sure that families in need have everything they need to create the magic of Christmas morning for their kids.
Every year the charity – founded by television casting executive Rosalie Joseph and producer Tom Fontana (“Oz”, “The Bedford Diaries”) 16 years ago – helps over 2000 children celebrate Christmas while preserving the dignity of parents and caregivers.
Earlier this month the charity held a special celebrity bartending night at Bar 13 in New York that featured appearances by Val Emmich (Ugly Betty, 30 Rock), Connor Paolo (Gossip Girls), Bree Williamson, Bethann Bonner and Tika Sumpter (One Life To Live), Harold Perrrineau (Lost), Grant Bowler (Ugly Betty), Jesse Williams (Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), Jason Butler Harner (Changeling), Kirk Acevedo (Fringe), Marcy Rylan (Guiding Light), Trevor St. John (One Life To Live), Danny Kennedy, Jeff Branson and Aiden Turner (All My Children), Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Jones, Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver and Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show and many others.
People wishing to drop off gifts to Stockings With Care can do so at 450 West 56th Street, New York.
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