A Holiday Visit from Santa, Citistorage & Morgan Stanley

Special thanks to Santa and his elves from CitiStorage and Morgan Stanley for their generosity this holiday season. Their annual visits are a highlight for our preschoolers and staff members. This year Elaine Brodsky and her team from Citistorage delivered a wonderful array of gifts, including art supplies, bikes, scooters and musical instruments. Rich Portogallo, Alex Ehrlich, Joe Davis, Alan Thomas and Ted Backer of Morgan Stanley brought dozens of books for the children. We know the gifts will encourage creativity, learning and lots of exercise during the holiday break. The kids couldn't be more excited.


Parents and children have been sharing their gratitude with us all week. Here are just a few of their many thank you messages to Morgan Stanley and Citistorage: 

Thank you so much for the sit-n-spin! I just know our child will love it on Christmas morning. Your generosity really exemplifies the holiday spirit!

Thank you so much for my books! … I can’t wait to read Elephant and Piggie with my mommy and daddy! Merry Christmas!

I would like to thank the school and the donators for the lovely gifts my son received. The Imaginext play set is extraordinarily generous, as well as the play table he received last year! The two books are lovely, and he adores them already! I can’t express my gratitude enough …

… When I took this ‘Goodnight Moon’ book out of [my child’s] bag he grabbed it with excitement … he’s very happy when he gets books so now we can add this new one to our collection.