Two NYC Organizations Get Funds

GAWDA Gives BackNow in its 12th year, GAWDA Gives Back gears up to help those in need in New York City, the site of this year’s annual convention. Nearly $1 million have been donated since 2000, and this year GAWDA President Lloyd Robinson and his wife Barbara have chosen two local charities to share in the 2011 donations: the FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation and the Pencil Fellows Program.

The FDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the well-being of the fire department family in recognition of the unique sacrifices that firefighters and their families selflessly make for the sake of all, and to honor those sacrifices. The central focus of the Foundation is assisting the families of firefighters in their times of greatest need, transporting firefighters, family members and department personnel to and from medical institutions both for care and family support. The Foundation is also dedicated to the comfort and support of the families of firefighters in their times of bereavement. On a broader scale, the Foundation is dedicated to the good of the community in building awareness of the often-overlooked needs of the fire department family.

read more onlineEver wonder what happened to the money you donated? Read “Where’d The Money Go?” in WGT Online. Look back at the 11-year tradition of GAWDA Gives Back.

The PENCIL Fellows Program provides career-minded juniors and seniors in New York City public high schools with dynamic learning experiences through full-time, paid summer internship positions. In partnership with Virtual Enterprises International (VEI), a classroom-based, simulated business program, PENCIL identifies vibrant, high-achieving young people who are eager to bring job-readiness preparation into the workplace.

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