Saturday, February 21, 2015 (New York, NY): Underscoring the power of giving back and making a difference at the earliest age possible, LINKED: Kids United in Service coordinated the fulfillment and distribution of patient family care bags at PS198 on the upper east side today. Over 50 children from HELP USA homes and private schools in Manhattan came together to fill these bags containing essential items for the young people’s hospital stay, create get well cards and collaborate on a project that was placed in the hospital waiting room. These special items were then delivered to the Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone’s Medical Center.
“Every young person left this event with a smile on their face and a warm feeling in their heart. Each child instinctively knew they had a hand in touching the life of a child that is suffering. This sense of social responsibility and activism, learned and earned at such a young age, has been proven to stay with young people for the rest of their lives,” stated Robin Avram, founder of LINKED: Kids United in Service.
LINKED: Kids United in Service brings together young people from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds to learn that no matter how old they are or where they come from, they can make a difference in the community in which they live. LINKED partnered with HELP USA on this event, a leading national provider of housing and supportive services necessary for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self-reliant.