SCO FAMILY OF SERVICES HOSTS “AT HOME WITH SCO” – A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION OF FRONTLINE STAFF
June 25, 2020 / SCO News
(Glen Cove) SCO Family of Services, a leading provider of essential human services in communities throughout New York City and Long Island, held a special virtual event, “At Home with SCO,” on June 11th to share the incredible stories of resilience and hope happening each day on the frontlines at SCO.
Hosted by Jill Martin, NY Knicks Broadcaster, and Keith Little, SCO Family of Services President and CEO, the evening celebrated SCO’s selfless staff, including the heroes working in SCO’s shelters, residential programs, and in the community whose dedication, resilience, and hard work has supported children and families through the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Special guests included New York Rangers legend Adam Graves and former New York Knicks star John Starks.
Hundreds of friends and supporters of SCO from all over the country and as far away as India attended “At Home with SCO” via Zoom and Facebook Live. They were treated to a virtual tour of some of SCO’s programs to see firsthand how SCO has been diligently working to find innovative ways to support children and families during this challenging time. Viewers toured a family shelter; met foster youth whose educational aspirations remain bright and on target, despite the disruptions of COVID-19; and experienced the generosity and resourcefulness of an anonymous donation that helped SCO address food insecurity for over 7000 individuals in our communities.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the communities we serve like never before, said Keith Little, SCO Family of Services President and CEO. “But through it all, SCO’s heroes on the front line have risen to the challenge with strength and resilience. I’m grateful that so many of our SCO friends joined us to recognize and celebrate the determination and compassion of our incredible staff.”
The program had an intimate feel, kicking off with a virtuoso piano performance of Chopin by Wilson, a student at SCO’s Westbrook Preparatory School, and concluding with the Westbrook Choir performing Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”. Kalani, a talented young artist in SCO’s Foster Care Program, shared a variety of her photos and drawings. The Beacons Step Dancers, featuring youth from SCO’s Beacon After School Program, showed that stepping and social distancing can mix. The evening wrapped up with a toast to SCO’s frontline workers and a “Thank You” video collage from clients and staff to SCO’s essential workers.
You can see and share “At Home with SCO” in its entirety on SCO’s Facebook page. Check out our gallery of gratitude at https://sco.org/thank-you/, where friends and supporters can upload a personal message.
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