Clancy Moving Systems and our driver, Andrew Parr, along with his helper, Andrew Blanar, volunteered their truck and time to help with this year’s annual Healthy Families New York Gifts for Kids program.
Healthy Families New York is a program that reaches out to the community to help children in the area with their Christmas wish lists.
This year, people in the community helped 128 children get toys, winter clothes and even a new bed for one little boy.
Andrew and Andrew loaded up all the gifts from two drop-off locations at people’s homes and delivered them to Healthy Families New York, located in Poughkeepsie, NY. We didn’t get to see any of the children that we helped to provide gifts for – we brought the gifts to Healthy Families and the case workers will deliver the gifts during their home visits.
Healthy Families New York goals are to support positive parent-child bonding and relationships, promote optimal child health and development, enhance parental self-sufficiency and prevent child abuse and neglect. Healthy Families New York is a collaboration of the 39 Healthy Families programs in New York State, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Prevent Child Abuse New York, Inc., the Center for Human Services Research of the State University of New York at Albany, the New York State Home Visiting Council, and Healthy Families America.
You can learn more about Healthy Families New York on the web by visiting: http://www.healthyfamiliesnewyork.org/