St. Christopher’s, Greenburgh-North Castle School District Partner to Launch ‘Cares’ Program for Hurricane Victims

Mary Prenon | November 2017

Residents of Houston, TX, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean are still struggling to recover from the devastating Hurricanes of Harvey, Irma and Maria that left multi-billion dollar paths of destruction.

In a grass-roots effort to aid hurricane victims, St. Christopher’s Inc. and the Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District have joined forces to create a special “Cares” program to collect supplies, such as personal hygiene items, baby supplies and feminine hygiene products for distribution to all of those affected.

The personal hygiene items can include soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo and moisturizers.

“The ‘Cares’ program will not only help the victims, but it will also teach our residents courtesy, respect, and how to give back,” said Eric Lebenson, chief development officer for St. Christopher’s and an HGAR member. “We help everyone in time of need, no matter how far away they may be.”

The “Cares” program will be active at four drop-off locations in Westchester and Orange counties:

Clark Academy, 71 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

REACH Academy, 45 Gainsborg, West Harrison, NY 10604

Kaplan Career Academy, 623 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor, NY 12553

Greenburgh Academy, 108 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY 10703

For more information, please contact Eric Lebenson at elebenson@sc1881.org or Michael Voron at mvoron@gncufsd.org or click here for the Cares Program Flyer

St. Christopher’s Inc. is an innovative adolescent development organization dedicated to helping children with special needs and their families. It provides therapeutic intervention and life planning skills in a safe and nurturing environment.

The Greenburgh-North Castle Union Free School District is an approved New York State public school district, comprised of four alternative junior and high schools educating students in grades 7 through 12.

 

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications