Day of Giving with the Knicks
On Thursday, November 19th, Jared Jeffries of the New York Knicks, The Garden of Dreams Foundation and The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. brightened the day of many families of The Children’s Aid Society.
Jeffries kicked off the Day of Giving with a visit to the Dunlevy Milbank Center’s daycare program and stocked the center’s food pantry which serves needy families year round. Baby food, car seats, strollers and other products were also handed out to families.
In the afternoon Jeffries along with a few teammates, the Knicks City Dancers and Irwin Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial, handed out 300 all-natural Plainville Farms® turkeys to families serviced by Children’s Aid for their Thanksgiving Day meals.
As the adults gathered their turkeys and other items, the children danced and participated in basketball drills with Knicks volunteers. Occasionally, the 6’11” Knicks star Jeffries would give some of our littlest players a boost up to the net to score a slam dunk. “The Children’s Aid is a great thing and I always try to come out and support it whenever I am in New York…I think this is one of the best opportunities for kids to come out and spend time together, I am glad I can be a part of it,” said Jeffries.