Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HMESF Casino Night Recap

On Thursday, March 19th HMESF held a Casino Night fundraising event at 1315 Studios. Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success!

Casino Night guests enjoyed an evening of gambling, raffle prizes, and complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Raffle prizes included a wide variety of local services such as Box Butler storage and beauty services from CPW Vein & Aesthetic Center, gift cards from The Monarch Room and Home Depot, and big ticket prizes included a Flat Screen TV and a NOIZY Brand Wireless Speaker, among many more. 

Money raised at the fundraiser will go towards HMESF's early childhood education initiatives in New York City, including the Terri Lynne Lokoff Teachers Award and library donations. Learn more about what HMESF does for early childhood education here

Decor for the event was generously donated by early childhood education centers Sunshine, Bronxworks, and Safe Horizon

One of may beautiful pieces of artwork on display at the event
Here are a few photos from the event. See more on HMESF's Facebook here!

HMESF's esteemed co-founders, Jaime and Richard Marks
HMESF co-founder, Jaime Marks, with the amazing teachers from NYC early education centers
HMESF Co-Founder Richard Marks with Paul Trinidad, Manager of the UWS Barnes & Noble 
HMESF Board & Team Members


Friday, March 13, 2015

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

HMESF is proud to be partnering with Barnes & Noble this month for a book fair, during which proceeds from Barnes & Noble purchases will go directly towards early childhood education initiatives in New York City. Learn more about HMESF's libraries and childcare centers here.

The book fair will take place in store from March 20th to the 24th at the Barnes & Noble at 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street. HMESF vouchers will be available that can be used for books, toys and Cafe items. If you're unable to make it to the book fair, you can still help support early education by making a purchase online at bn.com/bookfairs and entering a special code at checkout from the 20th to the 29th (see flyer below for the code).

On Saturday, March 21st there will be a special reading of children's author Andrew Kolb's book Edmund Unravels at 11am in the event space with fun activities to follow, so bring your little readers in for a great time.

We hope to see you there to support our two favorite things; early childhood education and reading! If you're unable to make it, you can still do your part for early childhood education by spreading the word about the book fair. 

See the flyer below for more info, and as always we're happy to answer any questions you have about the event or HMESF early education initiatives. Leave us a comment on the blog, contact us directly, reach out to +Helene Marks Early Start Foundation (HMESF) on Google+, message us on Facebook, or tweet us @hmesf.