Pop.Earth, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization focused on holistic health and wellness for people with autism and special needs, hosted its 4th Annual Holiday Hop with Pop on Dec. 7.
The winter party is a free event for these deserving individuals. This year, Pop.Earth welcomed Santa and many of his friends, including Toy Story’s Woody, the Grinch, Frosty, Rudolph, and more, courtesy of the Huntington Manor Fire Department, which also presented a $500 check to the charity.
“It’s important as the holidays approach that we do not forget those with special needs and their caregivers. They are often not invited to holiday celebrations and here at Pop.Earth we want to change that,” says Deb Stone, founder of Pop.Earth.
Stone credits the generosity of former board member Christopher Savino, Ken Kortright at State Farm Agency, Mercato Cucina in Huntington, and local donors who made the party possible.
Attendees enjoyed an Italian dinner at Primo Piatto in Huntington by chef Joseph Cefalu and Chef David Buico, of Mercato Cucina. They also had photos with Santa and received gift bags filled with puzzles, Bombas socks, candy, and craft kits.
To learn more about Pop.Earth, visit popearth.org.
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