Hurricane Sandy had a major impact on the communities that our schools serve. During the height of the storm we had to close about 40 of our schools.
Delray Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy hopes to raise thousands of dollars for those affected by Hurricane Sandy by selling specially designed shirts that commemorate the difficult storm. “Restore The Shore” T-shirts are available at all Children of America locations for $10 each, with proceeds slated to benefit American Red Cross disaster relief efforts.
“Hurricane Sandy had a major impact on the communities that our schools serve. During the height of the storm we had to close about 40 of our schools,” said Thad Pryor, Children of America CEO and founder. “We are grateful all of our schools are open again and doing what we do best, helping children learn and grow. With so many people in our communities facing extreme hardships, we have a great desire to give back and are glad to be able to do this through our Restore the Shore Hurricane Relief Fund.”
Donations to Children of America’s Restore The Shore Hurricane Relief Fund will help the American Red Cross provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, Pryor explained.
The commemorative T-shirts feature an illustration of an East Coast beach with the words “Restore The Shore” and the Children of America logo. Shirts are available in youth and adult sizes. The T-shirts may be purchased at any Children of America location until Nov. 30.
“This has been an important lesson for the children to learn about helping others,” Pryor said. “Every dollar donated adds up quickly and can make a world of difference to those who need it most.”
Those interested in learning more about Children of America may call 800-821-0561 or visit http://www.childrenofamerica.com.
About Children of America Educational Childcare & Academy
Founded in 1997, Florida-based Children of America is a leading provider of high-quality child care and after-school programs. With about 1,500 employees, the firm operates nearly 60 schools in Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the opening of about 14 new schools within the next year, the company will add nearly 450 new employees. An industry pioneer, Children of America's programs are developed to accommodate key age ranges and include innovative teaching methods such as "Tray Tasking," a learning tool proven to promote early reading and writing skills. Children of America is a subsidiary of World Wide Childcare Corp.