September 9, 2014
CONNETQUOT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS
‘BIRTHDAYS IN A BOX’ PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN
CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr., (back/c) and teacher representatives prepare to deliver their contributions to the ‘Birthdays in a Box’ program
Bohemia, NY --- Mr. Anthony Felicio, Jr., President of the Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) recently congratulated his membership for their generous support of the ‘Birthdays in a Box’ program. Teachers and students from throughout the district collected gifts, and wrapped boxes to store the donations for 25 children. The organization ‘Birthday Wishes’ arranges birthday parties for homeless children who often feel neglected, and unloved.
This non-profit organization, now in it’s 11th year, collects donations from teachers, school children, and businesses, and provides a special occasion for homeless children. In 2013 ‘Birthday Wishes’ organized more than 600 such birthday parties. Connetquot teachers were asked to consider contributing to these ‘Birthdays in a Box’, by donating items such as balloons, paper goods, hats, gifts, craft projects or birthday banners. Contributors were also asked to consider decorating boxes that would be used to carry the items necessary for that ‘special’ birthday celebration.
Felicio thanked his members for their support and encouraged them to continue to assist ‘Birthday Wishes’ in making all children feel remembered, and loved. For further information about ‘Birthdays in a Box’ go to www.birthdaywishes.org online.
photo by Joseph Maniaci