Collier Youth Services, a non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth to grow toward their potential in an environment of belonging, dignity, and hope, is excited to announce that Holiday Express will be performing for their students on December 7, 2016. The day will include multiple musical presentations, gifts for all the students and lunch supplied by Jersey Mikes along with a wonderful spirit of kindness.
Comprised of more than 2,000 volunteers, Holiday Express visits more than 90 organizations every year to bring their unique brand of music, food, entertainment, hope and joy to those in need. This year, Collier School was chosen to be a recipient of Holiday Express’ gift of human kindness.
According to Russell Gartz, Director of External Relations at Collier Youth Services, “Collier is thrilled to welcome Holiday Express to Collier’s campus perform for our students. For many of the youth we serve, the holiday season is a stressful time—for a variety of reasons. We look forward to Holiday Express creating positive spirit and delivering the gift of human kindness to our children that will lift them up during the holidays.
Collier Youth Services operates Collier School, a state-approved, private, non-profit school for students in grades 5 through 12, with behavioral and mental disabilities whose needs cannot be met within the public school. Through quality education and strong therapeutic support, students are encouraged to grow toward their potential. For nearly 90 years, Collier Youth Services has focused on improving the lives of underserved youth with academic, developmental, and emotional challenges. Collier operates an array of programs, including Collier High School, Collier Middle School, Extended School Year programs, Collier Group Home, Collier House, Kateri Day Camp, and Caramore Farm. Collier’s mission is built on an unwavering belief in the worth and potential of all individuals and their capacity for change. For more details, please visit www.collieryouthservices.org or call 732-946-4771.
Founded in 1993, by Tim McLoone, Holiday Express works year-round to deliver music, food, gifts, and human kindness to adults and children in need, including the mentally and physically disabled, the isolated, individuals in addiction and recovery programs, the poor and the homeless, and children with serious illnesses. For more information, please visit www.holidayexpress.org or call 732-544-8010.