Dear Eden II friends and families, we want to hear from you!
We have enjoyed sharing your updates since our lives have been so greatly changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Send your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our newsletter and social media pages.
City Council Provides $164,000 In Funding for Eden II
The New York City Council adopted the fiscal year 2021 budget, and Eden II is pleased to announce $164,000 in funding from the Staten Island delegation: Joseph Borelli, Steve Matteo and Debi Rose. This year’s funding includes over $100,000 from the City Council’s Autism Awareness Initiative.
The monies will provide support for a number of programs, including recreational activities for adult participants, support for vocational training at Encore! A Thrift Store for Everything Kids, our early childhood program, webinars, trainings and more.
Eden II Executive Director, Dr. Joanne Gerenser, shares, “Our city council members have always been supportive of Eden II, and this year is no exception. We cannot thank them enough, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented budget cuts. Joe, Steve and Debi have shown that they are true advocates for the autism community, and I’m glad we have people like them at our side.”
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Giving Back to Our Essential Staff During Pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our Eden II families and community have done so much to cheer up our staff and participants in any way they can, including sending delicious meals to our group homes to enjoy while they have been socially distancing.
We are thankful to all of those who have donated meals!
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Morris & Lynn Almeleh
Bud & Lisa Anderson
Rich & Marian Boehm
Barbara & Phil Gavosto
Drs. David & Janet Kim
Society of America
Amazon Wishlist-Thank You For Your Continued Support!
We are thankful to everyone who has purchased items from our residential wishlist to help keep the participants in our group homes engaged and entertained while they practice social distancing.
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Samia El Moslimany
Mutual of America
Toni Ann Pabon
Ben von Doussa
Billy enjoying some time in the pool!
Catherine is rocking her summer curls!
Having fun coloring using items purchased from the Amazon wishlist!
Donate Supplies or Funds Today!
Our residential staff are working around the clock to take care of our participants, and are doing an amazing job! We currently have supplies for all of our locations that need them, but with a surge in demand, we are being proactive and looking to increase our current supply. If you or someone you know have any of the following items available to donate, please contact email@example.com to arrange a dropoff.
Powder free exam gloves
Medical isolation gowns
Chemical splash goggles
Hand sanitizer wipes
Surface sanitizer wipes
N95 face masks
Thank you to those who have generously donated PPE for our staff:
Amy Hume Bellisano on behalf of The Woodbridge Center
Brooklyn Home Foundation
Sabrina Rose Dallas
Dr. Ryan Galligan
Audrey Hassuer & other
Dr. Jane Howard
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
Shelley Chi Mawhinney, Metuchen
Making Waves Foundation
Nassau/Suffolk Autism Society of America
Rab's Country Lanes
Rescuing Families, Inc.
Staten Island Elected Officials
Staten Island Glove & Safety
Oscar Valera, Metuchen
Amazon Smile is a free and easy way to help support Eden II. Simply select Eden II as the charity of your choice, and Amazon will donate a percentage of every purchase made back to Eden II when you shop through Amazon Smile. Click here to select Eden II.