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December 20, 2017

NYSID Employees Grant Wishes for Children With Disabilities and Their Families, in Keeping With Holiday Tradition

Category: General — NYSID @ 9:12 pm

Each year, NYSID employees generously help those less fortunate with our holiday giving project.

This year, aligning with our mission of “Advancing employment and other opportunities for individuals with disabilities,” NYSID employees “adopted” children from two local families who face the challenge of disability.

Kathleen Tricarick, NYSID insurance specialist (far right), delivers clothing and toys collected by NYSID staff for two local families referred by the Saratoga County Department of Adult and Family Services

NYSID employees were provided the names of the families by the Saratoga County Department of Adult and Family Services, through the Saratoga County Health Department.

This holiday season, NYSID employees supported five boys between the ages of 13 and 16, and three girls between the ages of 9 and 11 by purchasing items on their wish lists and delivering the gifts to the organization’s headquarters in Ballston Spa.

These items included such essentials as coats, boots, hats and gloves, and fun stuff, such as NFL gear, Transformers, toy dinosaurs and horses, and BB-8 from the “Star Wars” franchise.

The Saratoga County Department of Adult and Family Services assists all eligible county residents who seek assistance, providing such services as: adult protective services, information and referral preventive services for adults, housing assistance, medical transportation, home care, SSI assistance, family type homes for adults, and homemaker services.

“Each holiday season, NYSID employees give generously to those less fortunate, especially families impacted by disabilities,” said Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO. “We truly enjoy spreading warmth and kindness to needy parents and children, and helping to make their holidays a little brighter.”

Happy Holidays to these boys and girls and their families!


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