Good: The dinner was good. The taste of the meat was great. The desserts OH MY GOD! I tried the carrot, apple and cheesecakes. I need to know who cooked them, please. I want to buy some. The entertainment (music and singers) were excellent, as well as the volunteers services. It was good to see the kids involved in this activity as volunteers. I would like to volunteer myself in upcoming activities. The scarfs, gloves, hats and pants were new and of good quality. Thanks to the companies that facilitated them.. Bad: The coats were used, dirty, ragged, smelled like misery and death. These people need new items to start a new year, and deserve the best the Department of Homeless Services can offer to them.. Improvements: I would like to see that each person invited receives a new coat, scarf, gloves, shoes and pants. Famous designers can get involved to work on a line of clothes specially for them. They can join efforts starting in January, so that the clothes are ready by December. I am sure that shoes companies will be willing to participate on this project, too.. Other: The toys for the kids were new and also of good quality. I don't know who is funding this activity, if it is only funded by the YMCA, (if that is the case), then, the Department of Homeless Services could contribute with some $$$$$.
My name is Victoria De la Cruz..