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ANSI Staff Celebrates the “Season of Giving” with Charitable Contributions

New York and Washington, DC, Dec 02, 2004

ANSI staff is celebrating the joy and generosity of the holidays with their annual “season of giving.” Members of the ANSI team in both the New York and Washington, DC, offices are participating in food, clothing and toy drives during this holiday period.

The ANSI Headquarters team will contribute approximately two large boxes of food products to the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest public, non-profit food and nutrition education resource in the Metro Area. Through its network of more than 750 member-feeding programs, each year the organizations distributes millions of pounds of food to the community and educate thousands of local residents on hunger, poverty and nutrition issues.

ANSI’s New York City Operations office organized their 9th annual food drive along with the 7th annual Beanie Baby drive for Santa Beanie. This year, a contribution of more than 65 pounds of canned goods and dry food items was donated to City Harvest, the world’s oldest and New York’s only food rescue program. City Harvest has distributed more than 100 million pounds of food to a network of more than 800 emergency food programs throughout New York City. The organization now delivers an average of 53,000 pounds of food daily.

Santa Beanie is a loving network of “elves” that team together each year to collect and deliver beanie babies to children in hospitals, homes, shelters and clinics. The Santa Beanie network delivered more than 3,000 beanie toys to children in need last year; this year, ANSI staff donated 50 more beanie toys to the effort, helping to make this holiday season special for that many less fortunate children.

When asked about this year’s Beanie Baby drive, one of the 2004 coordinators, Kim Bullock, of the ANSI Publishing Department, said, “I especially loved it because of how happy it will make each child who receives a Beanie… I can just picture the smile on their face. I am thrilled and proud of the generosity and good-will of ANSI staff to this effort.”

ANSI extends its best wishes to its members and constituents for this holiday season!

For more information on the charities mentioned in this article, please follow these links:

Capital Area Food Bank
City Harvest
Santa Beanie

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