MANHASSET, N.Y., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Football League is honoring the 9/11 community by teaming with Tuesday's Children, the premier non-profit organization serving 9/11 family members, 9/11 first responders, and those affected by terrorism worldwide. The support of the NFL includes a generous donation of $175,000 from proceeds collected from items from games played on September 11, 2011 auctioned on NFL Auction, as well as unique program participation by the League in Tuesday's Children's annual Take Our Children to Work Day program.
For the eleventh year in a row, a wide variety of local businesses, government officials, sports organizations, artists and craftsmen will open their doors to the children who lost a parent on September 11th, as well as children of first responders on Thursday, April 26, 2012. This year, the NFL is offering 10 kids a special and unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25th. The day will also include a visit to the NFL offices and an afternoon trip to Chelsea Piers for the Play 60 Youth Football Festival and lunch.
Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children said, "We are thrilled to team with the NFL on Take Our Children to Work Day and we are tremendously grateful for the most generous donation by the NFL to our organization. The reality is that even ten years later, this day can be a stark reminder of what's missing in the lives of the children we serve. With thanks to the extraordinary support of the NFL, Tuesday's Children will continue to offer much-needed programs for our family members and our children.
Our deepest gratitude goes to the NFL for their charitable gift and their willingness to welcome Tuesday's Children into their workplace and lives for one day," Ms. Sears concluded.
"We are pleased to work with Tuesday's Children to provide a special experience for children on Take Our Children to Work Day," said Anna Isaacson, NFL Director of Community Affairs. "We are proud to support such a special organization in their efforts to reach children affected by September 11, 2001."
Tuesday's Children's Take Our Children to Work Day program is expanding to include additional dates in order to accommodate industry professionals' unique programs and participants with special interests. For more information on Take Our Children to Work Day or to host a group of kids at your company, please contact Sara at [email protected].
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 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.
SOURCE Tuesday's Children