Holiday Celebration @ Andrus

December 16, 2019


The Paraco Team Celebrates the Season with Andrus

Paraco has partnered with Andrus, a family-centered nonprofit organization headquartered in Yonkers, NY, providing mental health treatment and support, special education, and other social services to over 4,500 children and families each year throughout New York State.  Many of the children they serve face challenges as a result of trauma or stress, and developmental issues such as autism.  Through their innovative programs, highly personalized services, superior training, and research, ANDRUS enables children and families to begin to heal and learn a new language of hope.

On Tuesday, December 10th, the Paraco Team volunteered their time to help make holiday wishes come true at Andrus!!  We spent the afternoon celebrating the season by hosting a holiday event with 15 of the girls housed at Andrus.  We interacted with the girls by playing board games, singing holiday songs, and enjoying pizza, which is the children’s favorite!  In addition, we fulfilled the children’s holiday wishes by delivering them gifts they specifically asked for on their wish lists!   We put smiles on the faces of each child at Andrus this holiday season!  It was a very heartwarming and memorable experience for all!

By:  Diane DeVivo, Community Relations Manager