“AIG is proud to partner with local organizations such as the Coalition for the Homeless to support our fellow New Yorkers and help them on the path to improved quality of life and independence. Whether it is serving meals, packing backpacks with school supplies or helping low-income women improve their interviewing skills, we are pleased to engage the collective, dedicated power of our employees to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.”
–Pamella Rodrigues, Global Volunteer Program Manager
For the past six years, AIG has been one of the Coalition’s most committed corporate partners, lending their time, talents and financial resources to support the Grand Central Food Program, Camp Homeward Bound, First Step and our annual school supply and toy drives for homeless kids.
AIG has been the largest sponsor of our Grand Central Food Program (GCFP) Corporate Sponsorship Initiative since 2012, helping us deliver more than 150,000 meals to homeless and hungry New Yorkers. AIG’s employees have also played an active role in the program and have helped us deliver so much more than hot meals, including blankets, toiletries and warm clothing.
AIG also sponsored 25 homeless kids to go to Camp Homeward Bound, and joined us for “Camp Clean Up Day” in June – when they nearly doubled their efforts from the previous year by bringing 80 dedicated volunteers up to Harriman State Park to clear the campgrounds and set up tents for the 300 girls and boys who attended camp this year.
Recently, AIG also participated in a Corporate Day with our First Step Job Training Program for homeless and low-income women. During the afternoon, AIG employees provided useful resume tips and helped the women practice their interviewing skills as they prepared to enter the workforce.
Prior to their official Corporate Sponsorship, AIG had been a proud supporter of the Coalition’s youth programs and our two annual drives – Project: Back to School and the Holiday Toy Drive. Last month, AIG staff members purchased enough backpacks and supplies for 1,000 kids, and spent a morning filling the backpacks with the pencils, binders, calculators and other school supplies for the kids. The drive wouldn’t have been the same – and we wouldn’t have been able to help so many homeless students – without them.
We cannot begin to thank AIG enough for all of their support over the years. Through their efforts we have been able to deliver meals to tens of thousands of homeless people on the streets, give homeless and low-income women the critical skills needed to find living wage jobs, and ensure that homeless girls and boys have memorable summers, enriching academic experiences and magical holiday seasons.
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