Season's Greetings from WHPDC!

Every holiday season, the West Harlem Dems are proud to help spread joy by teaming up with local organizations to sponsor toy drives. This year, we gathered toys along with Uptown Inner City League and Columbia University (not to mention collecting toys at our own holiday party).

Today, District Leader Corey Ortega, joined by Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, as well as other club members, handed out toys to West Harlem families at Antioch Church. All told, we were able to help gather almost 550 toys to donate to children in West Harlem!

Club members gather gifts

Coach Kelvin McAllister, Gricel Ortiz-Thompson, and District Leader Corey Ortega at Columbia University event


Gricel Ortiz-Thompson, Senator Brian A. Benjamin, District Leader Corey Ortega at Antioch Church event


District Leader Corey Ortega and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at Antioch Church event


Aries Dela Cruz and national guardsmen at Antioch Church event


Pastor Shon Adkins and Gricel Ortiz-Thompson at Antioch Church event