"From the generosity of the Hance Family Foundation supporters and volunteers, we are able to make a difference for needy families and bring happiness to many children,” said Warren Hance, the foundation’s cofounder and president.
Floral Park, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
During this time of year, the holidays bring joy to so many. But for those who are struggling and can’t afford to buy presents, it can also be a time of worry. Hance Family Foundation (HFF) is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Toy Drive to ensure that the season of giving reaches as many children as possible.
On December 18 in the South Bronx, Hance Family Foundation volunteers will team up with the FDNY to give toys out at St. Luke’s School from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, and at St. Ann’s after-school program from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Then, on December 20, HFF and police officers from the NYPD’s 23rd Precinct will be distributing gifts at P.S. 146 in East Harlem from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
In last year’s toy drive, the foundation collected more than 3,000 toys and gifts and distributed them to over 800 children across Long Island, as well as throughout the New York City boroughs. The generosity and hands-on volunteering behind the toy drive are a fitting tribute to Emma, Alyson, and Kate Hance. Christmas is about helping one another and never forgetting the most precious gift: our children. In the same spirit, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, HFF volunteers immediately pulled together and went out to hard-hit areas all along the South Shore with food, supplies and helping hands to support families in need.
“From the generosity of the Hance Family Foundation supporters and volunteers, we are able to make a difference for needy families and bring happiness to many children,” said Warren Hance, the foundation’s cofounder and president.
In addition to holiday drives, Hance Family Foundation offers educational programs and substantial donations to schools and children’s organizations throughout the year, including back-to-school supplies for low-income children and HFF’s groundbreaking Beautiful Me self-esteem workshop. The foundation is based in Floral Park, but is growing quickly, already touching the lives of thousands of children across Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, and Philadelphia, with plans to spread nationwide.
About Hance Family Foundation
Hance Family Foundation (HFF) was formed to honor the memories of three young sisters, Emma, Alyson and Kate Hance. They died in 2009, but through the activities and programs of the foundation, we celebrate their spirit, their love of life and the kindness and joy that these beloved girls embodied. The funds raised for HFF are used to support children’s endeavors by helping as many children as possible, in as many ways as possible. Healthy, safe and happy children are our highest priority. Hance Family Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information, visit HanceFamilyFoundation.org.
Bernadette Smith, Director
Hance Family Foundation
Tricia GaNun, Public Relations Director
Hance Family Foundation