The Children's Aid Society Celebrates Bronx Week and Marks 10 Years of Serving the South Bronx Community

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Contact:

Ellen Lubell, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864, ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org

Emily Crossan, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742, emilyc@childrensaidsociety.org

Day-of contacts:

Lorena Jimenez-Castro, 646-460-6692
Maria Burgos, 718-589-3400

When:

Thursday, May 20, 2010
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where:

The Children’s Aid Society Bronx Family Center
1515 Southern Blvd.
The Bronx

What:

The Children’s Aid Society will take part in the borough-wide Bronx Week celebration with a community event featuring useful, practical information, delicious food and fun games, as well as a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the opening of the agency’s Bronx Family Center.

In recognition of May’s Foster Care Month, President Obama’s Proclamation will be read to guests. Information on becoming a foster parent will be available.

Students from The Children’s Aid Society Middle School Youth Council will be honored for their leadership and work on a recent youth conference on child abuse, domestic violence and animal cruelty.

4:00 pm Reading of Foster Care Month Proclamation
Recognition of Bronx Family Center’s 10th anniversary
Information Booths, Food, Games and Entertainment open

5:00 pm Remarks by New York State Assemblymember Michael Benjamin

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The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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