BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN NEW YORK
EVENT DATE: Nov 12, 2016
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
For the past three years, Pinsi and I have had the pleasure of serving and supporting Friends of the Children NY, an early-intervention program focusing on New York City’s highest-risk children and providing them with a full-time advocate and mentor that follows them from kindergarten to high school graduation.
This is an organization that is near to our heart as we have gotten to know many of the children in the program and seeing the difference it is creating in their lives and the community as a whole. Our largest fundraising event is the annual Bowl-a-thon and Pinsi and I have fundraised to sponsor a lane each year. We would like to invite you to come bowl with us for a fantastic cause on November 12, by making a contribution on this page. Even if you cannot attend the event, any amount that you can give to help make our event a success makes a tremendous difference.
I'd like to tell you a little more about what FOTC does. The Harvard Business School Association has reported that for every $1 invested in Friends of the Children, the community benefits over $7 in saved social costs. Helping one child saves the community $900,000.
Here are some of the results:
- 83% of our kids graduate high school although 60% have parents who did not complete high school.
- 93% of our kids avoid the juvenile justice system although 50% have parents who were incarcerated.
- 98% of our kids have avoided early parenting although 85% were born to a teen parent.
We hope that you will consider helping us to support and continue this progress for our young achievers!
The sixth annual Bowl-A-Thon, presented by Friends NY and their Young Professionals Board, will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 2:30 to 5pm at Bowlmor Times Square.
All the best,
Richard & Pinsi