The NLEAFCF 17th annual Thanksgiving Breakfast was held on November 23, 2017 in beautiful Bryant Park. In cooperation with the NYPD, the FDNY, and the Port Authority police of N.Y. and N.J., the NLEAFCF hosted approximately 1,300 children and relatives of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters for a very special Thanksgiving breakfast.
The event was free to the invited kids and families and featured great food, camaraderie, and an up-close view of the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Each year, new families look forward to this significant event for a chance to gather, celebrate, and ease a sorrow that can be particularly difficult during the holiday season. Sponsors underwrite the costs of the event so the children and their families can attend for free.
Amidst the 170 holiday shops, against the backdrop of the Winter Village, skating rink, and the Carousel, the 2017 event featured breakfast from our partners at the Bryant Park Grill. The west end of the park, along 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets, provided an exclusive front-row view of the parade as it passed by Bryant Park.
Thank you to our 2017 Thanksgiving Sponsors:
Bryant Park Corporation
Marilyn and James Simons Charitable Fund
James and Jacqueline Rosinsky
Eugene and Carol Cheng
Mike Emmerman and Patricia Stockhausen
Global Foundation for First Responders
JVR Electric, Inc.
Thomas and Ann Marie Flood
Miller Environmental Group
Bryant Park Grill
Bank of America Winter Village
How You Can Help!
You can help make Thanksgiving special for families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty! Become a sponsor, donor or volunteer for our 18th annual Thanksgiving event!
Become a Sponsor
Help make Thanksgiving special for families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Make a Donation
Your contribution of $50 will provide a child the opportunity to attend the event for free!
Become a Volunteer
Sign up to help out at the 2018 Thanksgiving Day Breakfast!
Check Out Last Year’s Event!
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