On the evening of Friday, December 20, over 50 neighbors, staff, and supporters joined S.O.S. at the Mediation Center to celebrate the holidays together. Community members had the chance to relax and connect over delicious treats and warm drinks. Children were thrilled to play games and read stories organized by Mediation Center staff and volunteers. For many children, the highlight of the night was meeting Santa Clause (Crown Heights Violence Interrupter Basaime Spate) and receiving holiday presents. One parent commented, “My family and I had a great time. Thanks for putting together such a dope event!” As the holiday season comes to a close, we wish all of Crown Heights a warm and safe winter.

Thank you to the following businesses for donating refreshments to the holiday party!

  • Chipotle
  • Starbucks
  • Momofuku Milk Bar
  • Connecticut Muffin


Thank you to the following organizations for providing us with fantastic gifts for the children!

  • Toys for Tots
  • Park Slope Parents
  • Park Slope Civic Council
  • Tom Miskel
  • Additional merchants and individual supporters