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A rainbow appears as Santa-dressed Michael Sciaraffo leaves

A rainbow appears as Santa-dressed Michael Sciaraffo leaves the home of Ella Sampol, 14 months, after bringing her a toy in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens. (Dec. 18, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

For the children whose toys floated away during Superstorm Sandy, Michael Sciaraffo is playing the role of a real-life Saint Nick.

Michael Sciaraffo makes a toy delivery to a
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Michael Sciaraffo makes a toy delivery to a home in Belle Harbor. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Michael Sciaraffo, a political consultant who has worked
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Michael Sciaraffo, a political consultant who has worked for Hillary Rodham Clinton and City Hall, sits at his workstation as he takes a phone call request for a toy in Brooklyn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Michael Sciaraffo, a political consultant who has worked
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Michael Sciaraffo, a political consultant who has worked for Hillary Rodham Clinton and City Hall, is surrounded by donated toys as he prepares his Santa Claus costume in Brooklyn. (Dec. 18, 2012)

John Taylor, far left, his sons Nicholas, 5,
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John Taylor, far left, his sons Nicholas, 5, second from left, and Johnny, 9, second from right, and their neighbor Liam Siederman, 10, center, watch as Michael Sciaraffo, dressed as Santa Claus, leaves with a promise getting them toys in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Elizabeth Sampol holds her daughter, Ella, 14 months,
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Elizabeth Sampol holds her daughter, Ella, 14 months, who received a toy from "Santa" Michael Sciaraffo in the Belle Harbor section Queens. (Dec. 18, 2012)

A rainbow appears as Santa-dressed Michael Sciaraffo leaves
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A rainbow appears as Santa-dressed Michael Sciaraffo leaves the home of Ella Sampol, 14 months, after bringing her a toy in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Michael Sciaraffo, as Santa Claus, arrives at the
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Michael Sciaraffo, as Santa Claus, arrives at the home of the Creamer family to deliver toys in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens. (Dec. 18, 2012)

For the children whose toys floated away during
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For the children whose toys floated away during superstorm Sandy, Michael Sciaraffo is playing the role of a real-life Saint Nick, personally delivering new toys to awestruck little kids whose play rooms were destroyed by floodwaters. (Dec. 21, 2012)

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