Once again the Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC) received a generous donation of new jackets and fleece tops for children and adults by Plainview based by Kids Way, Inc.
EAC was invited to participate in a press conference hosted by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and held at Millennium Toyota in Hempstead. The donations were unveiled at a press conference recently and the selected charities got to say “thank you” publicly, and share what it means to families not to be forgotten.
The clothing was distributed before the holidays by EAC staff to families on Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. “EAC is very grateful to Plainview resident, Bob Eslick, Executive Director of “Kids Helping Kids” for his generosity and kindness. It means so much to people who are struggling during these very difficult times to know that others care,” expressed Lance W. Elder, EAC President & CEO.
The mission of “Kids Helping Kids” by Kids Way, Inc. is to encourage philanthropy in young people. Since the inception of the "Making a Warmth of Difference" Winter Apparel Program in 2006 “Kids Helping Kids” has distributed well over $1 million worth of winter apparel to kids and their families in need.
EAC provides a broad array of educational, vocational, counseling and criminal justice services. The organization’s 67 programs protect children, create opportunities for seniors, promote healthy families and communities, empower people through employment and education, and provide alternatives for people with substance abuse and mental health needs.
EAC served more than 65,000 last year. For more information about EAC, visit www.eacinc.org or call 516-539-0150.