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Astor Services’ Annual Adopt-A-Family Program Benefits Children

Donations Brighten the Holidays for Over 1,900 Children in the Bronx and Hudson Valley
Over the course of three months ending in December 2021, Astor Services for Children & Families, (, which provides behavioral and educational services for thousands of children and their families throughout the Bronx and Mid-Hudson Valley, provided gift cards to families and children in need through its annual Adopt-A-Family program.
With generous donations of more than $96,000 from 251 individuals, corporations and groups across the Hudson Valley region and the Bronx, 1,938 children served by Astor received gifts during the 2021 holiday season. These generous donations allowed families to purchase items for everyday needs, such as groceries, winter coats, hats and gloves, along with traditional holiday presents.
“Through the immense support of our Adopt-A-Family donors, especially as we completed our second year of the COVID-19 pandemic which has disproportionately impacted our families, we were able to serve the neediest children and their families in Astor’s programs,” said Sonia Barnes-Moorhead, executive vice president of The Children’s Foundation of Astor. “The tremendous contributions from our community’s individuals, families and organizations are greatly appreciated.”
Astor hosted a virtual get-together on January 27, 2022, between select donors and recipients. Parents were able to express what this program meant to them and their families. As one mother stated: “This helped me get to the point where I could afford gifts for my kids, and I just want to thank you so much. Many of us have trials and tribulations and it’s very humbling to be the recipient of this program.”
Click on the link below for a list of all the corporations and organizations that donated:
About Astor Services for Children & Families
Astor Services for Children & Families, as it has since 1953, promotes the well-being of children, adolescents and adults through a range of programs that prevent and treat emotional problems. The Children’s Foundation of Astor 6339 Mill Street, P.O. Box 5005 Rhinebeck, NY 12572-5005 Tel: (845) 871-1000 | Fax: (845) 876 -2020 | and facilitate healthy development. Now serving more than 10,000 children and families annually, Astor’s current range of services to families in the Mid-Hudson Valley and the Bronx include: Residential Treatment, Therapeutic Foster Family Care, Early Childhood Programs, and Community-Based Behavioral Health and Prevention Services. For additional information please visit or call (845) 871-1117.

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