Sometimes even Santa Claus needs a little help, especially when it comes to the kids who need it the most.
For the past eight years, Santa's had a big helper in Alfred Zaccagnino, a private equity pro and low-key yuletide benefactor, In between traipsing around the globe making deals for investors, he finds time to bring good spirit and gifts to a neighborhood that otherwise might have a pretty blue Christmas.
Each year, he helps stage a holiday show and present distribution at the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, which has two locations in the Bronx.
Zaccagnino, president and founder of Samarian Group, is part of a makeshift network of do-gooders, many of whom are affiliated with the New York Yankees. Samarian's business interests cover the globe, with his most recent endeavors involving the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.