CVS/pharmacy and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Help Families in Hudson Valley Have a Merry and Memorable Holiday Season

Dec 19, 2010, 10:32 ET from Easter Seals New York

CVS/pharmacy and the New York Fraternal Order of Police Join Easter Seals New York in Hosting the Holiday Community Outreach

Location and time: 88 East Main Street, Port Jervis, NY 12771, 1pm

PORT JERVIS, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, December 19th CVS/pharmacy, the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and dozens of volunteers will come together at Easter Seals New York's Child Development Center, Project Discovery, in Port Jervis, to distribute toys, food and coats to families in need. Hundreds of local families are anticipated to attend the Community Outreach and receive necessities such as food and clothing, as well as toys for their children.  

Mike Essig, Executive Vice President of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and Easter Seals New York Board Member said, "We are proud to reach out to the Port Jervis community each year and do our best to make sure that each child will have at least one toy for Christmas.  We know that the holidays can be difficult and that many parents struggle to provide for their families, so we are happy to help provide items from 'Santa' for the children."

Thousands of toys have been collected to donate to families in need, ensuring that children receive at least one toy this holiday season. Last year, CVS/Caremark distributed over 2,000 toys, making it one of the largest and most successful holiday outreaches ever. In addition to the thousands of toys being brought by CVS/pharmacy, the New York State Fraternal Order of Police will provide essentials such as food for holiday meals and clothing for families to take home and make their holidays happier.

John McGrath, Senior Vice President of Organizational Development for Easter Seals New York said, "The Holiday Outreach provides a true source of hope and cheer for families in need in Port Jervis. We are extremely grateful for the tremendous support that CVS/pharmacy and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police have shown. Their commitment to the community has been heroic and has allowed us to reach the families here year after year."

In the last year, Easter Seals New York served nearly 4,600 people and distributed approximately 35,000 tons of food to families in Port Jervis. In addition, Easter Seals New York's Child Development Center, Project Discovery, just opened its third classroom and operates at full capacity providing early education and Universal Prekindergarten to more than 75 local preschoolers with disabilities or special needs. Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. For more than 85 years, Easter Seals New York has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. To learn more, please visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Media Contact:

Elizabeth Lind

(917) 292-4845

elind@eastersealsny.org

SOURCE Easter Seals New York



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