July 6, 2022
!mpaCT, Norwalk, Connecticut – Annual Gala
Paraco joined the fight against childhood hunger and partnered with !mpaCT to support their mission of funding essential Connecticut charities. One of those charities, Filling in the Blanks, ensures that the thousands of children throughout Connecticut and New York in schools, summer school programs, camps, and community centers experiencing food insecurity have access to healthy meals seven days a week. Most of these children get breakfast and lunch from school every weekday, and many will go from Friday lunch until Monday at breakfast without a decent meal. With Paraco’s donation, we will help fill the weekend gap!
Fire Marshal Benevolent Association of Nassau County, Manhasset, New York – 27th Annual Golf Outing
Three of Paraco’s seasoned golfers came out swinging, hitting the green at the North Hills Country Club on May 31. Thanks to Germain Collazo, Joseph Intravaia, and Ben Modeen for participating in the golf outing. Paraco’s sponsorship will help fund the association’s mission to promote fraternalism, education, awareness, and support for the families of Nassau County Fire Marshals.
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York – Virtual Book Drive
Paraco partnered with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in the Westchester community to hold a Virtual Book Drive. The book drive helped support the hospital’s Cochlear Implant Program by providing books identified from the hospital’s Speech Therapy Book List on Amazon. The Cochlear Implant Program works with children as young as six months old, born profoundly deaf, to have cochlear implants inserted behind the ears. The hospital works with the children by offering telehealth and in-person therapy sessions to foster full hearing, comprehension, and communication. A pioneer for this initiative, Paraco purchased books for children involved in the speech therapy programs to help them get the care they need. Many children come from low-income families, so our book donations will go a long way. On May 16, the Paraco team delivered the books and bookmarks to the hospital to coincide with “Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day!”
A special shout-out to all the Paraco employees for their beautifully handwritten personal messages of encouragement and fun drawings on the bookmarks! Thank you for your participation and creativity in helping bring smiles to many little faces and supporting the gift of language to the children in our community!
Women’s World-Class Competitive Grand Prix, Woodstock, New York – 10th Annual Cycling Event
Paraco supported the growing team of volunteers who bring energy and expertise to this cause! Highlighting the need for equal sportsmanship and attention for female bike races in a male-dominated sport of competitive cycling, Paraco participated in this year’s Grand Prix as a barbecue and podium sponsor. Paraco’s new service truck was also displayed for all participants during the event. A special thanks to James Laurey, George Ferguson, and Matt Debrosky for setting up the event!
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