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MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Date: June 4, 2008  
Contacts: Richard Shippee
Senior Manager
Deloitte Services LP
203.898.5716 (cell)
rshippee@deloitte.com
Diane Concannon
Director of Public Relations
American Red Cross/Central NJ
609.206.4043 (cell)
concannond@njredcross.org

 

 


AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY AND FIRST AID IS KEY FOCUS
OF DELOITTE'S 9TH ANNUAL IMPACT DAY IN NEW JERSEY

40 Volunteers Participate Locally in Deloitte’s National Day of Community Service, IMPACT Day, June 6th

  WHAT:

Deloitte’s ninth annual IMPACT Day

More than 40 people from Deloitte’s New Jersey offices will office will put their regular calls and meetings on hold to donate their professional skills to support local nonprofits. The employee volunteers will be teaching a popular Red Cross on-land water safety program, Longfellow’s WHALE Tales, to 430 K-3rd Graders in Princeton. Safe behavior in, on and around the water are the key concepts in the lesson. The Deloitte employees will help these young children understand the importance of being safe around the water and help promote healthful aquatic recreation.

The employees spend the morning hours with American Red Cross of Central New Jersey staff to learn the Longfellow’s WHALE Tales lesson plan and then work in teams to develop their own teaching tools. After lunch, the group is divided, with teams presenting their lessons within 25 classrooms in two Princeton elementary schools – Community Park and Riverside.

 
  WHEN: Friday, June 6, 2008
12:45 – 2:25 PM (classroom presentations)
 
  WHERE: Community Park Elementary School
372 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ
609-806-4230
 
  WHO: Jeff Mraz, Deloitte
Kathleen Pearson, Health & Safety Director, Red Cross
40 Deloitte volunteers
 
  WHY: IMPACT Day is Deloitte’s national volunteer service day, during which Deloitte encourages its 40,000+ people nationwide to set aside their work for the day to contribute their time and business skills to local nonprofits. Now in its 9th year, IMPACT Day is a one-day celebration of Deloitte’s year-round commitment to community involvement.
 
  NOTE: Interview opportunities and strong visuals, including classroom instruction.
 

About Deloitte
As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

About American Red Cross of Central New Jersey
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a non-governmental agency that serves the people of Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and parts of Somerset counties. Led by volunteers, the Red Cross offers a broad array of vital services to our community in need. You can help too – Volunteer your time, make a monetary donation, donate blood, and/or take a CPR course. For more information on the programs and services of the Red Cross and to learn how you can get involved, visit www.njredcross.org or call 609-951-8550.

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