The Spirit of the Season
In the spirit of the holiday season NYAP has made a contribution to Heifer International (www.heifer.org) in behalf of all our employees. Heifer International’s approach is the simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief and allows families in over 50 countries to find the hope they may have lost by allowing them to transform their own lives. NYAP’s donation purchased honeybees, trees, an earth gift basket and a hope gift basket.
On Wednesday, December 14 the Care Management staff in Columbus, OH held their holiday food distribution for families. Care Management staff were assisted by volunteers from other NYAP Ohio offices as well as volunteers from SafeLite, American Court Services, Oxywater and our Parent Advocate Connections (PAC) mentors who helped by unloading food from trucks, preparing boxes, carrying out to cars, delivering to families and providing phone coverage for the staff involved in the distribution. It is estimated that over 300 families were given food for the holidays.