With the help of hundreds of public housing authorities across the nation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking Father’s Day to a whole new level. HUD appealed to the nation’s 3,200 public housing authorities to host Father’s Day 2011 on Saturday, June 18th – a day to celebrate fatherhood, family and to support fathers in staying connected with their children.
These public housing agencies are inviting fathers and their children who live in the public housing or the surrounding community to day-long events with a two-fold purpose – to provide fun activities to support the bonding of fathers and their children and simultaneously connecting fathers to economic development resources.
Federal partners, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Departments of Education and Justice, are asking their local grantees and offices to offer on-site information and services such as employment resources, healthcare consultation and legal counseling. In some cities, participants will meet athletes from the NFL and NBA, who will join in on the fun while others will receive free books from the Read it LOUD Program.
To date nearly 200 housing authorities in 33 states will participate in Fathers Day 2011 and are partnering with other organizations including the NFL, NBA, Boys & Girls Club of America, and the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), an organization created in 1993 to raise the awareness of the importance of fathers. Together, these groups are delivering a clear message — America needs dads.
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