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New York's march of Santa volunteers

Volunteers of America Sidewalk Santa's march in the 109th annual Sidewalk Santa Parade through midtown Manhattan in New York, November 25, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

New York's march of Santa volunteers

New York's Sidewalk Santas, who for a century have marched up Fifth Avenue the morning after Thanksgiving to collect donations from Black Friday shoppers, are hanging up their suits.



The Sidewalk Santa Parade was an annual tradition organized by the Volunteers of America-Greater New York to raise money for its Hope & Hearth campaign, which last year gave over 1,200 families vouchers for groceries during the holiday season, communications director Rachel Weinstein said. (Reuters)