Yonkers, NY, August 04, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- On Saturday, August 4th, The City of Yonkers will honor ANDRUS by lighting The City Hall Clock Tower in blue and green, the ANDRUS colors, in order to highlight the organization’s 90 years of service and launch the lead-up to its Anniversary Celebration on Friday, November 2nd.
“Today we applaud ANDRUS, an important and vital member of the Yonkers Community,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Tonight, we light up the City Hall Clock Tower to recognize the partnership ANDRUS has had with the City of Yonkers, nurturing social and emotional well-being for children and families since 1928. Congratulations to the organization's amazing staff, and 90 years of contributing to the vitality of our great city. We look forward to building on what has been a wonderful partnership. ”
The tower lighting is a lead-up to ANDRUS’ 90th Anniversary Gala which will take place on Friday, November 2nd at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. Funds raised that evening will support ANDRUS’ horticulture program.
ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children, families, and communities by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training, and innovative program models that promote the standard of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.
With programs on campus, in schools and within community-based settings throughout Westchester County, the nonprofit reaches almost 4,500 children and families each year from the New York Metropolitan area. ANDRUS also operates the Andrus Center for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) and the ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to over 350 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change. Visit www.andrus1928.org to learn more.
ANDRUS’ Horticulture Program is an experienced-based learning program incorporating mindfulness practices into gardening, art and nature study. Students “get their hands dirty” as they develop relationships to the natural world and learn to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs. They gain pride in their accomplishments and learn patience in nurturing plants and themselves - a tangible lesson that real growth and change takes time.