On September 26, 2016 more than a dozen employees from Zurich took time out of their daily schedules to assemble preparedness resources for children. Their work was part of the Greater New York Red Cross Pillowcase Project.
Sponsored by Disney, the Pillowcase Project is an educational and interactive preparedness presentation for children ages 7-11. In addition to learning preparedness information on hurricanes and home fires, each child receives a Disney Pillowcase which they can personalize and use to create a go-bag. Last year more than 6,000 children in our region took part in the program.
The employees from Zurich helped by assembling the program materials for distribution to children. Materials included a workbook and activity book that will reinforce the program's curriculum, a marker to decorate the pillowcase, and a glow stick intended to be used in the event of a power outage. All of the materials were placed inside the pillowcases which featured the classic Disney characters. In addition to these educational materials, they also provided a guide of suggested items that could be used in the event that the children would need to leave their home during an emergency.
To find out more about the Pillowcase Project visit www.redcross.org.