Friday, December 23, 2005
bfi NY participates in "We Care'' Children's Holiday Event
The holidays can be a particularly trying time for children from disadvantaged circumstances, but thanks to the continuing non-profit and business partnership known as "We Care," the season is once again a little bit brighter for kids across the country.
For nine years, We Care has united the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Children's Aid Society here in New York with office furniture manufacturers Geiger, Herman Miller, Inc., and some of America's leading interior design and architectural firms, to host holiday gatherings and a fun filled day of arts & crafts for children in need.
Our New York City Offices recently volunteered their time in the annual We Care project. The effort was coordinated by Joe Rodriguez and Lisa Adonetti of bfi NYC. The NYC office distributed over 500 children's books donated by Simon & Schuster. Joseph Adonetti, Lisa's father, donated sports memorabilia for over 400 children. bfi also sponsored a table where children made bookmarks that were donated by Sonny Lewis and Jill Jacobs of Corporate Art. A special thanks goes out to Simon & Schuster, the Adonetti family, Corporate Art, and the real estate department of Merrill Lynch for donating the labor and sponsoring the volunteer's appreciation party. Below are a few photos from the event.