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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 proud to serve as 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 14 years, we’ve raised thousands of dollars, enabling us to serve countless families. I can’t wait to see how we can continue to grow and increase our impact in New York City.

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 National leadership team. 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

Vice President: Lauren Reynolds
Treasurer: Ruth Cenat

Parliamentarian: Tashay Pratt

Secretary: Ryann Starks

Committee Chairs

Venues: Dominique Witter

Family Co-Chairs: Charnae Supplee & Brittney Sealy

Literacy: Onika L. Williams


Desiree Francis

Janelle Payne-Smith

Madison Moreland

Marley Ford

Nikki Hardison

Rishan Campbell

Zai Gilles


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