YONKERS, N.Y. – The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation raised more than $20,000 at its second annual Block Party on Saturday at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers.
The fundraiser supports children who receive services within the foundation’s Continuum of Care at the pediatric center, the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center.
The free event was attended by residents of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, their families and supporters in the community and staff. In addition, State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis, district office manager of Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, were on hand, as were Yonkers Fire Fighters Local 628, Yonkers PBA and Yonkers CLSA, who sponsored a Mister Softee truck and Empress Emergency Medical Services.
The Block Party featured games, food, arts and crafts, live music, a petting zoo, raffles and more.
“We were pleased to host over 250 families and friends at this year’s Block Party,” said Brian Harrington, senior vice president of institutional advancement. “Our Block Party is an event that our children and their loved ones really look forward to and we are thankful to have the support of so many amazing friends in the community who help make days like today possible for them.”
Inspired by the legacy of St. Elizabeth Seton, the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation provides philanthropic support to enhance the medical, therapeutic, rehabilitative and special educational goals of medically complex children served by the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, John A. Coleman School and Children’s Rehabilitation Center.
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