Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today recognized Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc. for their “Making a Warmth of Difference” Winter Apparel Program. Kids Helping Kids a Long Island based 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1997 by a 9-year-old “kid” Robert AJ Eslick son of the organizations Executive Director Bob Eslick. Kids Helping Kids encourages young people under the age of 18 to get involved in philanthropy noting their members have spent thousands of volunteer hours via a variety of programs with a vision, dedication and a drive that addresses various community and individual needs.
This year marks the 11th Annual “Making a Warmth of Difference” Winter Apparel Program, which has benefited thousands of children and families on Long Island and beyond. The program focuses on collecting new and branded winter apparel rather than used to give to children and families in need. Kids volunteered their services by separating and packing thousands of units of winter apparel to distribute to children and families who do not always receive something special, new branded apparel that will keep them warm. Since 2004 Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. has distributed $1.8 million in branded winter apparel.
During the 2014 Holiday season, the organization will deliver more than $400,000 in new branded winter apparel through their “Making a Warmth of Difference” program. All brand-new coats and winter related apparel received by Kids Helping Kids, Kids Inc., is 100% donated to agencies such as Nassau County Department of Social Services, C.A.S.A ( Coordinated Agency for Spanish Americans) The Mary Brennan INN, the Education & Assistance Corporation, Circulo de la Hispanidad, Family & Children’s Association, and the Salvation Army.
“I applaud Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. and the terrific job they have done of making a difference on many levels in the lives of so many children and families throughout Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am thankful that Nassau County can join Kids Way Inc. in this valued program to provide an opportunity for children most in need stay warm during the cold months upon us.”
Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way Inc. Executive Director Bob Eslick said, “Many Long Island families are still facing very tough economic times, and this apparel will most certainly come in handy during the cold winter months.”
For more information on Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc. please call (516) 249-9449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.