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Huge Shout Out to TIAA Volunteers

Posted on June 1, 2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

TIAA Celebrate Centennial by Donating School Kits to Children Served by Catholic Charities NY

Huge thanks to TIAA for celebrating the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association in the way this 100-year-old association knows best, volunteering with Catholic Charities NY to assemble and donate school kits for teachers and students in need!

Nearly two dozen volunteers from TIAA turned a conference table into an assembly line last week to put together 484 school kits for children plus an additional six kits with extra materials for teachers. The occasion marked another high point inTIAA’s companywide “100 Days of Difference.” This campaign celebrates TIAA’s centennial by encouraging staff to take part in philanthropic and community service-oriented projects such as this.

Half the school kits along with the teacher kits will be delivered to students in the Virgin Islands still suffering from the hurricanes this past year. The other 234 kits will be distributed among Catholic Charities agencies in New York for school children in our afterschool programs, immigration services, and more. 

The TIAA volunteers offered to build and donate these school kits for children served by Catholic Charities NY because for TIAA, the leading provider of financial services for teachers, this is the area of need they know best.

In the early 20th century, when business and philanthropic leader Andrew Carnegie discovered how little financial security university teachers had, he set out to create a retirement system to ensure they could retire with dignity. In 1918, the Carnegie Corporation of New York created the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association to provide guaranteed retirement income and life insurance to educators. 

“Thank you so much again from all of us at Catholic Charities,” says our Director of Volunteer Services Amaris White. “We hope to see you again soon! 

For the Best New York Summer 2018 Volunteer Opportunities contact Catholic Charities NY

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