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Westchester Children's Association, Business Sector Team Up For Kids

From left, Thomas Picone of Mass Mutual Westchester; Betsy Steward of Westchester Children's Association; and John Tolomer, president of The Westchester Bank and co-chair of Westchester Companies for Kids (WC4K), at a recent kick-off event.
From left, Thomas Picone of Mass Mutual Westchester; Betsy Steward of Westchester Children's Association; and John Tolomer, president of The Westchester Bank and co-chair of Westchester Companies for Kids (WC4K), at a recent kick-off event. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Businesses and organizations from across the county recently attended a special kick-off event for the Westchester Companies for Kids, a new initiative of the Westchester Children’s Association at Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza in White Plains.

The primary goal of the new intiative is to engage the business sector with WCA's mission of improving the lives of Westchester’s young people by shaping policies and programs to meet their needs, and by keeping their well-being at the top of the public agenda.

The event gave members a chance to meet the organization's leaders, to learn about their efforts, as well as a chance to meet former NBA All-Star and Westchester Knicks General Manager Allan Houston, who made a surprise visit to the event.

“Those of us who live and work in Westchester are in many ways living the dream," said WCA Board President Doug Gould. "This county has so much to offer and by joining WC4K, you are helping to make that dream a reality for thousands of less fortunate kids.”

There are now 21 member companies participating in the initiative including: Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Barhite & Holzinger, Inc., Breezemont Day Camp, Captain Lawrence Brewery, Doral Arrowwood, Empress Ambulance Service Inc., Greenwich Hospital, Lerner & Sipkin, CPAs, LLP, Maier Markey & Justic, LLP, Mass Mutual Westchester, NY Hospitality Group, Patriot Bank, Spencer-Adams, Inc., SkyArch Capital, Stop & Shop, Tara Framer Design, The Westchester Bank, Walison Corp., Westchester Family Care Inc., and the Westchester Knicks.

Companies interested in joining Westchester Companies for Kids should contact Betsy Steward, WCA’s director of development, at bsteward@wca4kids.org or call 914-946-7676.

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