Major Corporations Turn Out to Support Tuesday's Children's 'Take Our Children to Work Day'
MANHASSET, N.Y., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 22nd, for the eighth 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.
With thanks to the generous support from Concert Connection, over 100 children will participate 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. Invaluable partnerships continue year after year with corporations such as American Express, Armani Exchange, Beacon Restaurant, Blue Man Group, CNN, Coach, DKNY, Michael Kors, MTV, National Hockey League, NYPD, the Mayor's Office, Madison Square Garden, NBC, Ogilvy & Mather, KISS FM Radio, Silverstein, and Teen Vogue. Additionally, new partners such as ABC, Friars Club and Goldman Sachs have joined the effort to bring the children of 9/11 into the workplace and provide a life-enriching experience.
"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 Day experience," said Terry Grace Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children. We heard from many of the families including Charlotte's mom - "My daughter Charlotte, has always had a love of writing and is interested in exploring journalism. It has been great to be able to allow her the experiences of meeting with writers at Real Simple magazine and to have the experience of meeting with Mary Snow personally last year at CNN."
About Tuesday's Children: Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. Our First Responder Alliance provides programs and clinical services to 9/11 responders and their families. Through Project COMMON BOND, Tuesday's Children has reached out to those whose lives have been directly affected by terrorism around the globe. To learn more about Tuesday's Children, visit our new website at www.tuesdayschildren.org.
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