Valhalla resident Susan Duffy and her company, the Employee Association of America Retirement Solutions were honored recently by Back-to-School Clothes for Kids, which provides new clothes and school supplies to local children in need.
For the past nine years, Duffy has led the efforts of her company and its employees to donate funds and shop for school wardrobes for more than 250 needy children for the start of the school year.
“Susan puts her heart and soul into this project and always goes the extra mile to choose exactly what each child requests. She is totally committed to BTS and the children it serves,” said Connie Kennedy, who founded BTS in 1986.
Since that time nearly 20,000 disadvantaged local children have received new clothes and backpacks filled the school supplies thanks to the generosity of employees of area businesses and individuals. Last year nearly 1,000 youngsters and teens went back to school dressed for success as a result of BTS supporters. The organization continually seeks individuals and local businesses to shop for or sponsor children. Anyone interested in helping BTS can contact Ms. Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-697-2792. To learn more, go to www.backtoschoolclothes.org.