AJO and Others Work with Caring Capital to Donate Backpacks to Immigrant Children Helped by LSSNY
Human Capital Consultants A .J. O'Connor Associates (AJO) joined local businesses in response to Caring Capital's outreach for urgent support to immigrant children in the care of Lutheran Social Services of New York (LSSNY).
By: A.J. O'Connor Associates
Caring Capital invited its corporate clients to help ease the burden these children face through its Backpack Bundles initiative. AJO and other area companies created approximately 60 Backpack Bundles for immigrant children in LSSNY's Safe Haven Program. Volunteering employees decorated and customized each backpack with themes, such as a ladybug theme, and filled them with hand-decorated journals, caps, clothes, books, toys and other fun items.
According to Shannon O'Connor Bock of Human Capital Consulting firm A.J. O'Connor Associates,
"We are a third generation family-owned business with a long history of supporting disadvantaged children in our community. When we heard about Caring Capital's goal to produce a Backpack Bundle for 60 migrant children in the care of Lutheran Social Services, we didn't hesitate to participate. We hope the children will be reunited with their parents as a matter of urgency and that the Backpacks bring relief to them in the interim."
Caring Capital President Susie Schub stressed that it's not too late for companies who want to get involved and they should contact her if interested in this corporate philanthropic initiative. She noted,
"Caring Capital applauds the companies that opted so quickly to help immigrant children removed from their parents. This generosity touched not just the children, but employees who salute their employers for their commitment to service too. More than 500 immigrant children remain abandoned in the US, hoping to be reunited with their families, so it's not too late to get involved in this charitable team-building cause."
"We are grateful to Caring Capital and all of our corporate partners for their meaningful contributions to our mission of serving the most vulnerable among us with compassion, dignity, and respect," stated Damyn Kelly, LSSNY President, and CEO. "It is at the very core of LSSNY's mission to preserve and unite families."
Since its inception in 1886, LSSNY has advocated for the safety and well-being of all children. It provides shelter and temporary foster care services to children who arrive in the United States without a parent or guardian and comprehensive care for children waiting to be reunified with a suitable sponsor, such as a verified family member or a close friend with a direct relationship to the child.
A.J. O'Connor Associates: Founded in 1983, AJO is a Human Capital Consulting firm specializing in HR consulting, talent development and career transition services. Through experienced listening, caring partnerships and exceptional quality, we help organizations succeed by helping their people succeed. Visit https://www.ajoconnor.com to learn more.
Caring Capital, established in 2009, works to empower corporate employees to connect, create, and celebrate the role they can play, helping neighbors in need. Throughout the country and around the world, Caring Capital provides engaging project kits for employees to make and donate to local nonprofit organizations. With over 40 projects ranging from journals to blanket/pillow sets to toy boxes and garden benches, Caring Capital has engaged 52,000 employees, who in turn have donated gifts to roughly 140,000 children, families, seniors and service members. Corporate partners include American Express, Capital One, L'Oreal, Nestle, Novartis, Pepsi, Starbucks, Verizon, Wyndham Worldwide, and others. Visit http://www.caringcap.com
Lutheran Social Services of New York, founded in 1886, is a nonprofit social service organization devoted to strengthening lives, families, and communities. Lutheran Social Services of New York has developed a wide range of educational and community programs to assist people across New York to reach their full potential.
VP, Marketing & Communications, AJO