(PRWEB) January 09, 2014
Educational Housing Services, Inc. (EHS), the leading provider of private, off-campus student housing in New York City, recently joined forces with New York Cares, Housing Works, and Toys for Tots to help New Yorkers in need.
Last month, EHS held a winter clothing drive in its three residences that brought in more than 450 pounds of donated clothes and coats from EHS residents and staff. EHS donated the items to the New York Cares Coat Drive, on which the organization says 90% of the NY-area homeless population relies for warm clothing, and Housing Works, a NY-based non-profit that strives to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through advocacy and local shelters.
Additionally, the EHS corporate staff donated toys to NYC-area children in need. All donations went to Toys for Tots, a program run by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve that collects new, unwrapped toys from October-December and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.
“Helping others has always been a top priority for the staff and residents at EHS,” explains Maria Giraldo, EHS Student Life Coordinator. “We are consistently inspired by our residents’ enthusiasm for supporting the community, and we can’t wait to keep it going through more events during the rest of the year such as blood drives, neighborhood clean-up days, Breast Cancer Awareness walks, and more.”
Learn more about New York Cares at http://www.newyorkcares.org; Housing Works at http://www.housingworks.org; and Toys for Tots at http://www.toysfortots.org. Read more about the EHS winter clothing drive at http://www.studenthousing.org/student-life/news/winter-donation-drives.
About Educational Housing Services
Educational Housing Services Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has provided safe and convenient off-campus housing in New York City for college students and interns since 1987. The organization works with many academic institutions and corporations to provide housing for over 10,000 students and interns annually, and also leases to individual students. EHS operates eight student residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, each of which offers fully-furnished and amenity-rich accommodations that include 24-hour security, a live-in residential staff, laundry rooms, fitness facilities, and an active student life program. For details visit http://www.studenthousing.org.
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