NAC Newsletter - New Alternatives for Children

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fall 2017

Corporate Partnership We are so lucky to have such great corporate partners! In August, NAC kids participated in a fabulous, fun-filled day of activities at the Integral Ad Science headquarters in New York. They built dream homes out of LEGOS, received backpacks stuffed with school supplies, and had a blast with face painting and balloon animals. Each child also received a gift from the Toy Foundation, which supplied $10,000 worth of toys for the event. We are tremendously grateful to CEO Scott Knoll and all of the Integral Ad Science employees for hosting such a wonderful event. It is always a pleasure working with NAC. Their continued commitment to providing services and support to the children and their families is why we chose to sponsor a LEGO Day for them. Not only were we able to provide a day of activities, toys, and school supplies, but our company built a stronger sense of camaraderie and compassion. It reminded me of how fortunate I am to be the leader of an organization filled with great people.





-Scott Knoll, CEO Integral Ad Science

You are invited

HONORING ALEX GORSKY

NAC 35th ANNIVERSARY GALA BENEFIT

Chairman & CEO Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, November 2

6:30PM COCKTAILS Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda Rotunda

American Musem of Natural History

7:30PM DINNER & AUCTION

Purchase tickets: nackidscan.org/benefit

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

Summer Fun at NAC

It was such a fun summer for our NAC kids! We offered over 20 different groups and activities to keep NAC kids busy and active over the summer and helped to send over 100 NAC kids to sleep away and day camps. We kicked the summer off with our annual NAC Kids Olympics at Chelsea Piers in June. NAC kids enjoyed a day of soccer, baseball, basketball, dancing, and face painting. , Our favorite part was the high five line at the end, where every child received a gold medal. Thank you to our Young Professionals and Junior Board for sponsoring this great day! Also in June, Morgan Stanley volunteers took NAC kids to the Bronx Zoo for a day of exploring and learning. It is through partnerships with companies like Morgan Stanley that NAC is able to give our kids the “extra” experiences that allow them to have fun and just be kids for a day. In July we hosted our first ever NAC Summer Social at Smash Studios in Manhattan. Our teens danced the night away, sang karaoke, and even formed an impromptu band! The Inkwell Foundation hosted several art workshops for NAC kids over the summer, with the favorite being the animations workshop! You can see just how talented NAC kids are by viewing their super cool animation videos on our Facebook page here: facebook.com/nackidscan. Our Reading and Growing Together program was also hit this summer. Each week NAC kids read a new book about plants, learned how plants grow, made tasty and nutritious snacks, and even took a trip to the New York Botanical Garden. The summer seemed to fly by, and before we knew it, it was time for our Back to School Giveaway! Thank you to all the companies who donated backpacks and school supplies for NAC kids: Time Inc., Jet Blue, High Water Women, Kohl’s, Skadden, and Grey Group. At a special Back to School day, NAC kids picked out their own backpacks filled with school supplies, and spent the day doing crafts, playing games on our computers, choosing books to take home, and picking out new clothes. We had such a fun summer, and the kids were outfitted and ready for the new school year!

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Adoptions Congratulations to all of our adoptees and their families! When foster care is done right, the trajectory of a child’s life can be changed forever for the better. It is NAC’s mission that every child in