Paramount to Donate Proceeds from Holiday Performances to NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s "Santa's Helpers" Program

Annual program makes wishes come true for children in need

Nov 3, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

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Santa’s Helpers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital will be getting a little extra help from the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater again this year.

The landmark theater’s operators are again pledging to donate a portion of the ticket sales from the Westchester Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker to the Hospital’s "Santa’s Helpers" program.

For the past 19 years, HVHC’s "Santa’s Helpers" has raised funds to buy holiday gifts for deserving children in the Cortlandt Manor area.

A Colonial Nutcracker will be held Saturday, December 20th at 3pm. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased online at or by calling 914-739-0039. Last year, the Paramount donated more than $600 from the one holiday concert.

With the funds that are raised from the performances, donations and hospital fundraisers, the Hospital plans to spend $125 per child on about 100 children. It will add a child for each $125 that it raises. The Westchester County Department of Social Services and other social service agencies provide the Hospital with wish lists from families.

On Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the main lobby staff will begin wrapping gifts that will be delivered to families in need. Pajamas and books, dolls, trucks, boots, socks and tons of toys will be packaged in a few short hours. There will be musical entertainment and the community is welcome to join in.

For more information on donating to the Santa’s Helper’s Project, visit or call Sue Lepore at 914-734-3287.