Troy, NY (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
It’s a little past the half-way mark for the CDPHP 2013 Charity of Choice campaign, and employees have hit another home run for this year’s designees – Habitat for Humanity Capital District and Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar, Inc. So far, employees have raised $18,500 for the local charities by hosting a number of grassroots fundraising events.
On Friday, nearly 90 CDPHP employees, along with their family and friends, added another $1,500 to the total while enjoying a night of baseball, food and fun at the Tri-City ValleyCats game.
Habitat for Humanity and Sponsor-A-Scholar are benefitting from the yearlong fundraising initiative at CDPHP. The two charities have partnered to provide hard-working, lower-income families with a chance to own a home and to prepare their children for high school graduation and higher education.
“CDPHP employees have a history of stepping up to the plate,” said Dr. John D. Bennett, president and CEO of CDPHP. “I’m thrilled to work with such an amazing and generous team, who devote countless hours and expend great effort to support these worthwhile causes,” added Bennett.
In addition to the action on the field, attendees enjoyed kid-friendly activities, an Italian dinner buffet and post-game fireworks.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
About Habitat for Humanity Capital District
Habitat for Humanity Capital District uses volunteer labor and donations of money and materials to build decent, affordable quality homes for hardworking, lower-income families in need. Established in 1988, HfHCD is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International serving Albany, Rensselaer and Southern Saratoga counties. To date, HfHCD has built 76 homes in the Capital Region. For more information, visit http://www.HabitatCD.org.
About Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar, Inc.
Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar helps disadvantaged students in Albany, Troy and Schenectady, graduate from high school and go onto the successful completion of a college degree. For more information, visit http://www.crsas.org.