Yaphank, NY, October 31, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS), an innovative early childhood learning center in Yaphank, NY that serves typically developing and developmentally delayed students from birth to age five, was awarded $3,000 from The Golden Fleece Foundation, a Brooks Brothers charity. This donation was made possible due to the efforts put forth by Jennifer Marmorato and Jenelle Gadagno, Manager and Assistant Manager of the Huntington location of Brooks Brothers, who nominated NIS as a recipient of funding for the Golden Fleece Foundation Community Challenge initiative.
The generous donation was used to purchase a Sensory Rover unit, which is a four foot bubble tube with light displays, music and aromatherapy. This apparatus offers calming input or sensory stimulation, depending on the child’s needs. It is beneficial to all of the students at NIS, particularly those on the Autism spectrum, and those with behavioral or sensory issues. This mobile unit will allow teachers and therapists to provide students with the sensory input they require without leaving their classroom, which is oftentimes a difficult task for children who have a tough time transitioning, particularly when they are upset about something.
“We are greatly appreciative of the donation awarded to us by the Golden Fleece Foundation, and of the philanthropic outreach put forth by the management of the Brooks Brothers store in Huntington. Their commitment to ensuring all of the students at our school are happy and reaching their full potential is extremely admirable and appreciated by all of the students, staff and families at NIS,” said Susan Cali, NIS Director of Development.
The New Interdisciplinary School is an innovative early childhood learning center that respects the unique needs of all children and their families. Their commitment is to provide therapeutic and educational services in a nurturing environment with the highest standard of expertise. For more information on NIS, go to www.niskids.org, follow them on Facebook or call 631-924-5583.
The Golden Fleece Foundation, established in 2007, is a non-profit organization committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Since its founding, it has sought to foster one of Brooks Brothers’ core values: relationships. Support of our efforts is primarily provided through the generosity and dedication of our customers, associates and corporate partners. These relationships are leveraged in a way that results in mutually coming together in support of common causes relevant to the mission of our Golden Fleece Foundation and to our internal culture of caring.
The Golden Fleece Foundation is dedicated to developing broad-based alignments of fundraising efforts to make a significant difference, and deliver the combined efforts of our charitable events and drives to the most in-need causes. We are committed to making a difference to those in need in our immediate neighborhoods as well as around the world.