Many years ago, AT&T urged people to ‘reach out and touch someone.’ The Cabrini Kids, in grades 3-5, from Cabrini Immigrant Services (CIS), Dobbs Ferry, NY did exactly that. They reached out and touched the lives of 100 people. Thanks to a grant from St. Faith’s House Foundation, our Kids were able to do another ‘Giving Back’ program.
Thanks to two of our social work interns, Susana Coxaj from Iona College and Cindy Ambrosio from Concordia College, CIS was introduced to Lifting Up Westchester which is based in White Plains, NY. This organization has two homeless shelters, one for women and one for men.
The interns organized the program. They ordered the necessary toiletries which were placed inside of a pair of socks. A great big thank you to Tom Costello, Jr., the founder of The Joy of Sox in Radnor, PA and his wife, Nancy Costello for their donation of 100 pairs of socks!
When the socks were filled with shampoo, soap, deodorant, a comb, toothbrush and toothpaste, body lotion, hand sanitizer, tissues, a razor and shaving cream, they were tied together and a note of encouragement, written by one of our Kids, was attached.
The Cabrini Kids were so happy to be able to reach out and touch the lives of so many people.