From the CEO

Welcome to the very first edition of The Children’s Aid Society’s (CAS) e-newsletter, Children’s Aid Now.  Published quarterly, Children’s Aid Now will bring you the latest programmatic updates and accomplishments, CAS-related news and events and profiles of CAS supporters and clients.

In this first edition, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with profiles of CAS clients as well as a video highlighting the work of thousands of volunteers in the wake of the attacks. This and future e-newsletters will also feature easy access to CAS blogs, calendars, Facebook, Twitter and feature stories and articles.  Check out the “Did you know?” section, which provides interesting facts that you may not have known about CAS’s rich history. We’ve also made it easier for you to take action on advocacy issues or through volunteerism with our “Get Involved” section.

I hope you enjoy this inaugural issue of Children’s Aid Now!

All the best,

Richard R. Buery, Jr.
President and CEO
The Children’s Aid Society

Featured Story

As the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, we’re reminded not just of the tragic events of that day, but also of the resolute spirit of New Yorkers. In the days and months after the attacks, New Yorkers were galvanized to rebuild and help each other return to a sense of normalcy. The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) was one of the first organizations to provide emergency assistance through its World Trade Center Relief Fund, offering immediate aid, long-term care and youth development programming. More than 5,000 individuals and families turned to CAS for emergency cash assistance, mental health and grief counseling, legal assistance, healthcare referrals, job training and other services to help them through that difficult time. 

The months that followed gave way to stories like that of Luis Velez, an airline food service worker. The attacks crippled the airline industry, and even after commercial travel resumed, food service on most aircraft was suspended, leaving many workers, like Luis, without jobs. But the World Trade Center Relief Fund, through partnerships with unions, was there to help.

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Download a pdf of the Winter 2011 eNewletter.