The American Red Cross, Tinton Falls, has been named as the recipient of funds generated from the program "Completing the Human Spirit." The announcement was made by George Michals, Oakhurst section of Ocean, founder of the Michals Foundation, Deal.
The foundation will coordinate efforts by the parents of children’s organizations to develop an essay-writing contest to bring out the distinct positive qualities each child possesses.
"Like many other people, I feel each child is unique and special, and we as parents, grandparents, teachers and mentors must love, respect and encourage them to become responsible, competent and resourceful citizens," said Michals.
Michals, along with Monmouth County Freeholder Edward Stominski, a Red Cross board member, have issued a proclamation naming Aug. 19 as "Daughters Day/Sons Day."
The proclamation states the greatest gift a parent can offer a child is to openly define, acknowledge and articulate the distinctive qualities and strengths that make each child unique.
For more information on the program, contact the Michals Foundation at (732) 229-8877, or the Red Cross at 1-888-853-6550, ext. 226.