EAC Network and the Suffolk County Bar Association will host the eighth annual Cohalan Cares for Kids charity event on March 20, featuring live music, prizes, food, wine, networking, and more! All the proceeds will help to fund the Suffolk County Children’s Center at Cohalan Court where children play and learn while their parents or guardians attend to court business.
EAC Network’s Annual Fundraiser Supports Childhood Court Initiative
Cohalan Cares for Kids is an annual event that raises funds to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for young children inside the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip. The proceeds from the charity fundraiser allow the Children’s Center to provide vital, free services all year long.
Tickets to the event are $60 for one, $100 for two, and $40 for law students. Sponsorship opportunities, which range from just $300 to $1,500, are currently available.
Guests are also asked to donate children’s board and picture books.
Cohalan Cares for Kids Event Details
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Suffolk County Bar Association (Hauppauge, NY)
This year’s event is honoring Cheryl Zimmer, Esq. for her incredible commitment to the Children’s Center.
The Children’s Center at Cohalan Court
The Suffolk County Children’s Center at Cohalan Court is a free program, which is funded by the Suffolk County Legislature and private donations. For parents who must bring children with them to court, it is a positive alternative to crowded courtrooms and waiting areas. The Children’s Center provides quality drop-in child care at the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip.
The center is a supervised environment where children can feel safe while their caregivers are attending to courtroom business. The program gives children an engaging environment, which also promotes literacy. Each day during snack time, children are read a story. At the end of the day, every child receives a book to take home with them.
The center also has a wide variety of toys and play centers where children can engage in arts and crafts, and other interactive activities, like educational computer games. In addition, parents can receive referrals for other social services, such as:
- Head Start
- Legal assistance
- Domestic violence programs
- Parenting classes
The Suffolk County Children’s Center, which is staffed by trained, professional childcare providers and volunteers, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.
EAC Network’s Mission
EAC Network is a diverse social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 82,000 individuals across Long Island and New York City. Our mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.
We have grown tremendously since our inception in 1969. We now offer over 100 diverse programs that address many core problems of our society. EAC Network aims to build a better community one individual at a time.
Join us on March 20 for Cohalan Cares for Kids to support a vital court program that makes a difference in the lives of local children every day. If you can’t make it, consider making a donation to support the Children’s Center.