Girard sponsors Tuesday’s Children event
Jan 25, 2011 10:45 AM
Girard Equipment, USA will be sponsoring a day of celebration for the Tuesday’s Children organization. The day of celebration will take place January 22, 2011 in New York City at Chelsea Piers.
The celebration comes in recognition of National Mentoring Month. The Tuesday’s Children Organization has made a long-term commitment to help those directly impacted by the tragic events of September 11, 2001, as well as others impacted by global terrorism. The organization has partnered with recognized leaders in the fields of child development and family advocacy to develop a platform of programs designed to address the ongoing needs of thousands of children coping with this tragedy.
The Tuesday’s Children Mentoring Program creates lifelong friendships that help to develop coping skills and build strengths through quality, consistent, and fun times together. Children six to 16 years old who lost a loved one Sept 11, 2001, are paired with specially trained adult role models who can offer new opportunities and provide guidance. The program serves children in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
Mentors and children are matched based upon location, common interests, and similar personality traits. Each volunteer meets with the child twice a month, either in the child’s home or within their community, for one-on-one visits, which may include playing basketball in the backyard, helping with homework, playing board games, taking in sporting/cultural events, volunteering together for community service projects, or providing a shoulder to lean on. With the support of Tuesday’s Children, matches participate in group outings to build community and share new experiences.
Visit www.tuesdayschildren.org or call 516-562-9000 for more information on Tuesday’s Children and the National Mentoring Month Celebration.
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