GDS Group’s New York Office is proud to announce that the Fiver Children’s Foundation will serve as its charity partner for the year, receiving an investment of $20,000 and support as the year progresses. Through this partnership, GDS Group aims to raise awareness of Fiver’s mission, raise funds to support their work, and volunteer to enhance program offerings to the youth they serve, including supporting resume building workshops, interview preparation, and serving as project mentors, all via Zoom.
Fiver Children’s Foundation is not your typical after school program or summer camp. They take a slow and steady approach, over ten years, to build relationships and develop social, emotional and life skills that lead to positive decision-making and outcomes for young people in New York.
Throughout 2020, Fiver’s mission to support young people in New York was put under strain, but thanks to their resilience they were able to provide support through virtual programs, one-on-one support, and a centralized, bilingual resources webpage for families. The hallmark of the program, a 2-week residential summer camp, was converted to a virtual camp experience and they also provided socially distant family retreats on campgrounds. Additionally, Fiver’s COVID19 response has included a full transition to virtual programming as well as virtual volunteer opportunities.
Christie Ko, Executive Director of Fiver Children’s Foundation, “GDS Group, takes the virtue of generosity to a new level. Instead of pulling pack during economically uncertain times, they leaned in, allowing the Fiver Children’s Foundation to help close the opportunity gap for youth in New York.”
Spencer Green, Chairman and Founder of GDS Group, “2020 was a challenging year for New York City and it’s densely woven communities; the Fiver Children’s Foundation are critical to ensuring that the young people from these groups are afforded the chances and attention that they need to succeed. GDS Group supports this goal wholeheartedly and we look forward to working with Fiver over the course of the year.”
Help GDS and the Fiver Children’s Foundation to make a difference today by making a donation.