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OVER 1,700 WINTER ITEMS AND $2,500 DONATED TO K.I.D.S. DURING TIME WARNER CABLE’S “WARM HANDS, WARM HEARTS” CAMPAIGN

Release Date: 12/23/2009


Photo Credit: Shahar Azran

New York, N.Y. – December 23, 2009  –  Hundreds of Time Warner Cable employees participated in the company’s “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” campaign to benefit K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a non profit dedicated to fighting childhood poverty.  Employees at all local offices donated 1,700 new hats, scarves, gloves and socks to K.I.D.S.  The organization will distribute these winter items to children in need throughout New York and New Jersey this holiday season. 

Each year, Time Warner Cable employees donate gifts to children in need during the holiday season.  This year there was an overwhelming need for basic essentials for children living in poverty, so employees rallied to bring “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” to life.  “Our employees continue our 30-year tradition, and together, remember local children in need. To show our support of their dedication to helping children in our community, Time Warner Cable is donating $2,500 to K.I.D.S. on behalf of our employees,” stated Harriet Novet, Regional Vice President, Time Warner Cable’s NYC Region. 

“We’re extremely grateful that Time Warner Cable dedicated their holiday efforts to partner with K.I.D.S. and help impoverished children in our area.  Their campaign reinforces our core message to children --  you matter and someone cares,” says Janice Weinman, President, K.I.D.S. “Time Warner Cable employees are helping many local children have a warm holiday, and we sincerely appreciate their generosity,” added Weinman.

This marks the first year Time Warner Cable has partnered with K.I.D.S.  In the past, the company has donated gifts to kindergarteners living at, or below, the poverty level at public schools and organizations such as PAL, Mt. Vernon Boys and Girls Club, NYC Housing Domestic Violence Centers and AIDS Service Center. 

“Time Warner Cable is woven into the fabric of the communities we serve, and that is due to the commitment of our employees who volunteer time, resources and talent to rally, making a difference in the lives of underserved children,” added Novet.


About Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region
Time Warner Cable’s New York City Region serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon and Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware counties), New York, and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.  For more information, visit TWCnyc.com.

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas.  Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.  Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.

About K.I.D.S.
K.I.D.S. brings hope and self-esteem to more than 4.5 million children and their families each year by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and juvenile products donated by manufacturers and retailers.  The donations are distributed through a network of nearly 1,000 local community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad.  Our efforts reach children who are challenged by poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, low literacy, military family service, major illness, incarcerated family members and disaster survival.  More information about donating new products and supporting our work is available online at http://www.KIDSdonations.org

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