Major Corporations Turn Out to Support Tuesday's Children's 'Take Our Children to Work Day'
MANHASSET, N.Y., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 28th, for the ninth consecutive year, Tuesday's Children will be hosting "Take Our Children to Work Day" for children who lost a family member on 9/11 and the children of rescue and recovery workers in our First Responder Alliance.
With thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors, Tuesday's Children will again host over 100 children in the day's event. Each child is offered the opportunity to work in a field of their choice enabling them to get first hand experience in a career and industry that interests them. Children participating in the program range from 9-18 years of age and most participate in the program year after year to experience different opportunities. This year, invaluable partnerships continue with corporations such as American Express, Armani Exchange, Beacon Restaurant, Blue Man Group, CNN, Coach, DKNY, EMMIS KISS FM Radio, FDNY, Giuliani Partners, Humane Society of New York, Michael Kors, MTV, National Hockey League, NYPD, the Mayor's Office, Madison Square Garden, Ogilvy & Mather, Silverstein, Teen Vogue, and Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. Additionally, new partners such as ABC, Friars Club, Goldman Sachs, NBC, and PMK-BNC have joined the effort to bring the children of 9/11 into the workplace and provide a life-enriching experience. The day is also made possible by more than 30 volunteer chaperones who ensure the children are supported throughout the day.
"It is truly an honor to offer this important program to our families and children each year. It is a day where we remind the children who lost so much on September 11, 2001 of the many wonderful opportunities that are ahead of them. Many of the children who have participated in past year's events have been inspired to focus upon study and careers in areas directly related to their Take Our Children to Work experience," said Terry Grace Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children. We heard from many of the families who participated last year including Caralyn's mom – "I can say that Caralyn really enjoyed herself at Donna Karan. She enjoyed creating her outfit and wants to actually create it. The people at Donna Karan were so sweet and encouraging to the girls. They showed and explained to the girls the whole process of designing; they started with the inspiration, to the color selection and the actual design."
Tuesday's Children is actively seeking corporate hosts, sponsorships, and individual volunteer chaperones for this upcoming event. The organization asks for those interested to please call 516-562-9000 to discuss a variety of opportunities.
About Tuesday's Children: Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 and more recently those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities.
To learn more about Tuesday's Children, visit our website at www.tuesdayschildren.org.
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