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New York Chapter

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Inc. New York City Chapter was founded in 2010 by Kendahl Lauren
Lucas, daughter of founder Gayla Gardner. Kendahl, along with six dynamic women hosted a holiday
party, which sponsored three local families. Their successful “Party with a Purpose” fundraiser provided
Christmas cheer to children across all five boroughs. Our holiday event has grown to host over 200
people in New York City’s most famed venues and service families from all over Manhattan. In 2015, we
held our Inaugural Back to School Benefit to kick off the academic year by providing Twelve Days
Families with school supplies. We continue to build on this legacy by spreading Christmas joy year-round
as we share our blessings with others.

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Welcome to the New York City Chapter of Twelve Days of Christmas, Incorporated! I am so proud to be the president of this dynamic chapter of women, who are not only committed to serving the community, but pioneers in their own respective fields and industries. It is an honor to work amongst such selfless, hard-working, successful and fun women.

Since 2010 we have continuously made our mark on the community, through various fundraising initiatives like our Annual Party with a Purpose and Back to School Drives. Over the past decade, we’ve raised thousands of dollars, enabling us to serve countless families. As we enter into our 10th year of service, I can’t wait to see how we grow our membership and increase our impact in New York City, so that we can continue to share our blessings with others.

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors and all those who continue to support us year over year, especially former hostesses who’ve always kept in touch. I look forward to our ongoing partnership and engagement. Lastly, I am forever grateful to the other Twelve Days chapters, as well as our fabulous National President. I am in awe of this amazing network of women and can’t wait to see how we continue to collaborate and lift each other up.

Yvonne Hyde-Carter

New York Chapter President

President: Yvonne Hyde-Carter
Treasurer: Ruth Cenat



Almeta Brown
Alexis Tucker
Alicia Criner
Ruth Cenat
Lauren Reynolds
Lillian Daniels
Ashly Nikkole Davis
Shannon St Val
Danielle Dornell
Yvonne Hyde-Carter
Sandra Garcia Lowery
Tyler Lee
Dana A. Lee
Stacey R. Younge


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