Kyra Citron Brightens Holidays for Children at Local Hospitals

Kyra Citron, 15, of Brielle recently helped brighten the holidays for patients when she visited the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

She visited the hospitals dressed as Santa’s Helper to help spread cheer and distribute gifts to children spending time in the hospitals during the holidays.

Citron is director of Kid’s Corner at the Charles Laffite Foundation, a family charity dedicated to supporting organizations in the areas of education, children’s advocacy, medical research and the arts.

PHOTO 1: Kyra Citron, dressed as Mrs. Claus and representing the Charles Lafitte Foundation, delivers good cheer and gifts to patients at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center. Pictured with Citron are Michael Ruiz and his mother, Breanna Iadore.


PHOTO 2: Kyra Citron of the Charles Lafitte Foundation pays a visit to a patient at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center to deliver gifts and spread holiday cheer.

For more information about Kid’s Corner, visit

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation
The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: educationchildren’s advocacymedical research & issues, and the arts. The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations.

For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit


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