Astor donors brightened kids’ holidays

Generous donations from individuals, schools, youth groups, churches and businesses helped to make the holidays warmer and merrier for more than 1,500 children and parents through the 2013 Adopt-A-Family Program run by Astor Services for Children & Families in Rhinebeck.

The organization announced, in a news release, that “Santa’s helpers” collected gifts from workplace toy drives and churches, and numerous companies and individuals “adopted” families or children and donated toys, home goods, and other items. Some families and organizations adopted all the children in an entire Astor program, purchasing and delivering gifts and providing entertainment for them.

James McGuirk, Executive Director/CEO for Astor, noted in the news release, “I want to thank all of our past and new donors who participated in our program, which truly makes a difference in so many lives. It shows how our community cares about children and families in need.”

Companies and organizations that supported Astor this holiday season included:
Allstate Claims, Arbor Ridge, Avon, Bugaboo Creek, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company, Chancellor-Livingston School, The Children’s Place, Clear Channel, Columbia University, CooperKatz & Company, Corbally, Gartland & Rappleyea, CWA Local 1182, Department of Mental Hygiene, Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce, Faith Assembly of God, Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Health Quest, Houlihan Lawrence, HVFCU, IBM, Immaculate Conception Church, Javelin, John Jay Cheerleading, John Jay High School Senior Class, Key Bank, The KidzGiving Hunt Team, Kirchhoff-Consigli, Kohl’s Cares, Law Office of Adeline Malone, Marist College Teachers of Tomorrow, Marshall & Sterling, Inc., Mid-Hudson Medical Group, Millbrook School, Mondello Upstate Properties, Mt. Kisco Medical Group, The New York State Troopers, Paula Redmond Realty, Perkins Eastman, Poughkeepsie 7th Day Adventist School, Prudential Serls Real Estate, PURE, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Rhinebeck Bank, Rhinebeck High School Art Club, Ronald McDonald House, Rotary Club of Fishkill, Sacred Heart Youth Group, Southlands Foundation, St. Denis-St. Columba School, St. John’s Reformed Church, The Starr Company, TKG Consulting, Topical Biomedics, United Way of Dutchess and Orange County, W.B. Mason, and Whiting and Turner.

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