Naturally, we celebrate Three King’s Day by giving gifts of our own! During this Bronx community event we distributed more than 500 toys to over 200 families, cooked fresh hot meals, and hosted a beautiful Three King’s Day church service. We were warmed to see so many of you this wintery day, and we found the smiles passed around to be so brilliantly contagious.
Surely this is what the Three Kings felt when they gave gifts to baby Jesus!
Thank you so much for making this event, and the beginning of the 2023 year so amazing! A special thanks to the Manna of Life Staff & Volunteers, Glory Girls (Cindy Roopchand, Aleny Lora, Millie Hernandez, Simone Roopchand), Chef Ili and Karina, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Firefighters for Christ (David Gold, Tom Margaria, Joseph Menelas), Mike Roman as Santa, Pastor Jeff Cortez, Pastor Jasmine, Community Affairs Police (from the 42nd District), NYPD Explorers, and so many more…
And a VERY special thanks to New York City Councilman Rafael Salamanca for his visit!
Photos by: David Martinez @idel_david and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera @michellecaruso_cabrera
To come join us for more amazing Bronx community events, volunteer at: https://mannaoflife.org/volunteers/