WESTMED outfitted a total of 44 children for school in 2012 by participating in the Westchester Jewish Community Services’ (WJCS) Back-to-School Clothes for Kids program. This annual drive is for children and teenagers in need of clothing, shoes and backpacks for the new school year. Thanks to the generosity of our employees and physicians, WESTMED played a large part in the success of the program this year.
In recent years, about 500 needy children and teens were outfitted with new clothes for the new school year in this County-wide program.
WESTMED physicians and employees also participated in two other 2012 projects organized by WJCS:
--Kid’s Kloset, which distributes gently-used clothing and other basics free of charge to children and their families who live in poverty. Almost 12 percent of Westchester County’s children age 0-18 fall into that category.
--A holiday toy drive to benefit the children at Edward Williams (K-6) Elementary School in Mount Vernon. The children at the school are 5 to 12 years old, and many of them come from impoverished homes. WESTMED employees have generously contributed to this effort for several years now to bring the students happier holidays.