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Bob’s Discount Furniture recently teamed up with Heavenly Productions Foundation to deliver lullaby books to patients and staff at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. The visit was one of two that occurred throughout June in an effort to help children living with illnesses. To learn more about Bob’s Outreach program and how it’s helping schools and children’s charities near you, visit www.mybobs.com.
News 12 Westchester
May 13, 2014 8:36 PM
ARMONK – Armonk middle school students volunteered their time Tuesday to make teddy bears for sick children in various hospitals.
The students from H.C. Crittenden Middle School were working with the Heavenly Productions Foundation, a nonprofit that helps children in distress. The organization was started by Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon in 2003 and provides teddy bears to sick children nationwide, plus in Haiti and Africa.
“It makes us very happy because we know we are helping the kids that don’t have much,” says student Arianna Tedesco.
The bears will be delivered next month to the Blythdale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla and the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
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Thanks to the Heavenly Productions Foundation, 600 backpacks and other school supplies were given to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy in Yonkers on Friday, September 12th. Senator Stewart-Cousins joined Mayor Mike Spano, Principal Natalie Davy, Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of Heavenly Productions Foundation, and John Wallace, former New York Knicks player and board member of the foundation.
by Nathan Bruttell 12/19/13
ARMONK, N.Y. — Members of Armonk’s Heavenly Productions Foundation recently visited schools in Far Rockaway that were affected by Hurricane Sandy to deliver 900 backpacks, toys and school supplies.
Executive Board Members Lori Rocco, Kathy Reilly Fallon and John Wallace joined adult volunteers from Bedford and Pleasantville and youth volunteers from Armonk, Bedford and Pleasantville to visit Public Schools 106 and 197.
Heavenly Productions Foundation delivered 900 backpacks, teddy bears, books, CDs, school/classroom supplies and a basketball for each of the schools. John Wallace, executive board member of the foundation and a retired player for the New York Knicks, signed autographs and provided photo opportunities with students and the staff.
“It was a day filled with joy and love giving to these children in need that were affected by Hurricane Sandy,” foundation representatives said. “Our Foundation believes in the words spoken from the great Martin Luther King Jr. that states ‘Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.’ We find this quote very fitting for today’s backpack outreaches.”
by Justin Quinn 11/21/13
ARMONK, N.Y. — President Louis Levine of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) bestowed an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters and a medal to Armonk resident Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon last week.
Dr. Fallon, a member of the board of trustees of the college, was honored for her charity work as Founder & Chairwoman of Heavenly Productions Foundation, a nonnprofit dedicated to helping children in need, as well as for serving on the Executive Board of Trustees for the March of Dimes here in Westchester.
She also received congratulatory letters that evening from N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, N.Y.C Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Commissioner of N.Y. State Department Health, D. Nirav Shah and the Ambassador of Ireland, His Excellency Michael Collins.
“I am filled with gratitude to NYCPM that they chose me as the recipient of this degree. I am honored and humbled having received this most prestigious Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by NYCPM. I am forever grateful and it will serve as kind reminder each day of my life to continue to serve my patients and children in need with the utmost care and compassion,” Dr. Fallon said in a statement.
She is a board-certified wound care specialist and foot & ankle specialist and has authored several medical journal articles and books.
Fallon has worked at the Midtown Health Center in Manhattan for the last 16 years, and for more than 10 years at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital and St. Vincent’s Family Health Center as a doctor and surgeon.
Dr. Kathleen Reilly Fallon recently took part in a special recording session of ‘No Time At All’ with actress, Andrea Martin and Stephen Schwartz, composer of PIPPIN.
Fallon sang on the new Broadway Cast Recording of PIPPIN. The recording took place at the Concert Hall in the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City, NY.
source: Podiatry Management
On the evening of Thursday, November 14, 2013, the College will be holding a Convocation honoring Women in Podiatry. This honor will be given to three doctors – Drs. Susheel Bathla, Kathleen Reilly Fallon, and Halina M. Semla-Pulaski, all graduates of NYCPM.
These women will be recognized by President Louis L. Levine and the Board of Trustees both for their professional and personal contributions to podiatric medicine, and for their community service. The ceremony will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan.
source: Podiatry Management
Last night, with pomp and circumstance, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) held a Convocation honoring Women in Podiatry. Drs. Susheel Bathla, Kathleen Reilly Fallon, and Halina M. Semla-Pulaski, all graduates and Board of Trustees members of NYCPM, received honorary doctorates in humane letters.
These highly accomplished women were recognized by President Louis L. Levine and the Board of Trustees both for their professional and personal contributions to podiatric medicine, and for their community service. The ceremony, gala dinner, and silent auction were held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan and raised money for student scholarships.
source: Podiatry Management
Harrison 8th grader Kevin Enright helped make this September special for a group of Yonkers students
Written by Zach Oliva September 16, 2011
More than 600 brand new backpacks were delivered to a group of excited Yonkers students this month, and a Harrison student played a big part in making their back-to-school dream a reality.
Kevin Enright, 12, spent his summer seeking donations for the Heavenly Productions Foundation, which pledged 500 brand new backpacks to Yonkers elementary school students this fall. Kevin called area businesses, friends and corporations, building a donation base to help students at Yonkers Public School #23.
Working with Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon of Heavenly Productions and five other young volunteers, Kevin garnered enough donations for a whopping 606 backpacks. Every student in the school from pre-school to 8th grade was given a new backpack for the school year.
Kevin, along with James Fallon of Armonk and Tyler Cermele, Michael Cermele and John Nolletti of Pleasantville, were honored on Sept. 2 by Fallon and Bernard Pierorazio, superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools.
On Sept. 9, the students delivered the backpacks and other supplies to the Yonkers elementary school, where they were thanked by grateful students along with school principal Christine Montero.
Written by Kevin Cook, Director of Development, ANDRUS
May 2, 2012: Heavy clouds chased the ceremony indoors on Thursday, April 26, but didn’t dampen the spirit of the crowd of 75 gathered for the ribbon cutting at the ANDRUS Early Learning Center (AELC).
The successor to the former Eastchester Child Development Center (ECDC), founded in 1967 by the late Judge J. Rockhill Gray and Mrs. Emily Corry, both of Bronxville, as a program of Family & Community Services Inc. (FCS), this new operation is handsomely housed on the entire third floor and a portion of the first at the Tuckahoe Village Hall. Mayor Steve Ecklondwelcomed the crowd and shared the giant scissors with ANDRUS president and CEO Nancy Woodruff Ment.
Prominent in the audience were FCS and ANDRUS supporters from Bronxville, includingPeg and John Cady, Bumpty McGrath, Susan Guma, Emily and John Corry, Sharlyn Carter, and JoAnn LoFriscorepresenting Hudson Valley Bank.
The tour following the ceremony elicited gasps of delight at the creative and bright renovation of the former Rollins Agency office complex. The Carter Arts Wing and its spacious children’s theatre and adjacent art studio, The Emily McKnight Corry Toy Library (the first in Westchester County!), large classrooms, an indoor play space, new kitchen and café for healthy meals and snacks, and more were all admired.
The AELC provides superior full- and half-day care and early childhood education for children up to the age of five. In this new space, ANDRUS is adding an infant care program for children as early as six months of age, a boon to working parents.
Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte of Tuckahoe brought greetings from her colleagues and Rob Astorino, the county executive. Kathleen Suss and Heather Petrie of Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art led a group of AELC children in singing an exuberant welcome to the guests. The conservatory provides weekly music lessons at AELC as part of its significant community service offerings. The crowd included many local supporters, including Philip Raffiani, the Tuckahoe Lions Club, and members of the local chambers of commerce.
On Saturday, the ANDRUS Kick-off for Kids introduced the new center to local children and families. Sarah Lawrence College interns shared their “pop-up gym”; Junior League volunteers, organized by Community VP Sonja Gaffney, read stories and shared gently used books with all comers and led family yoga and healthy snacking; and members of the Masonic Lodge in Tuckahoe provided an important child ID program for interested families.
Bob’s Discount Furniture, the national retailer, provided a clown and face painting, along with the talent of Kathy Fallon, a songstress who performed several sets of lullabies, accompanied by the gift of a gorgeous picture book and CD of lullabies for each child. Bright skies ensured a large crowd and the excitement to lead into Monday, April 30, the first day of class in our little friends’ new home.
Pictured here: At the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new ANDRUS Early Learning Center: L to R are President Nancy Ment, Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond, County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, and the “Three Ladies of FCS,” Sharlyn Carter, Emily Corry, and Peg Cady, all of Bronxville.
Photo courtesy Kevin Cook, Director of Development, ANDRUS