Visiting Nurse Service of New York Supports Six Community Gardens Across New York City

Visiting Nurse Service of New York Supports Six Community Gardens Across New York City

Announces Support at the New York Restoration Project Community Barbecue Event
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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 8:30am


CONTENT: Press Release

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based healthcare organization in the country, has partnered with New York Restoration Project and CBS EcoMedia to support six community gardens across New York City.

Through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, VNSNY has provided funding to support the ongoing maintenance, gardener training and planting bed materials used at New York Restoration Project’s Glover, Pembroke, Clinton, 103rd Street, Seagirt and Decatur gardens in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn. This project marks the second round of support that Visiting Nurse Service has provided to NYRP through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

NYRP is a nonprofit committed to enhancing the quality of life in New York City through planting trees, bringing back to life public parks, and revitalizing community gardens. NYRP, along with the Clinton Avenue Block Association, one of the beneficiary gardens, invited Visiting Nurse Service to celebrate their support of the program during the Clinton Avenue Garden’s end-of-summer barbeque event, which included photos, potluck-style lunch and community gathering. 

“The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is proud of our partnership with NYRP to support community gardens serving New York City communities with high concentrations of seniors,” says Dominic Mascara, Director of Community Outreach at VNSNY. “We are pleased to celebrate the Garden’s end-of-summer BBQ event with the Clinton Avenue Block Association.”

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York,” says Amanda Brown, Director of Community Engagement at New York Restoration Project. “Their support allows us to continue our work enhancing social and environmental resiliency in public green spaces throughout New York City.”

“The Visiting Nurse Service of New York demonstrates a renewed commitment to maintaining and supporting New York City’s green spaces which are so critical to the health and wellness of our local community,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of EcoMedia.

About the Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Established in 1893 by Lillian Wald, the founder of public health nursing, VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving all five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.  On any given day, VNSNY has approximately 35,000 patients in its care. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of health care services, including skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, home health aide and companionship services, behavioral health, services for children and families; hospice care; and community mental health services.  In 2014, VNSNY provided $30 million in charitable care and community benefit, which included home care services to more than 4,400 underinsured and uninsured New Yorkers.

About New York Restoration Project

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers deserve beautiful, high-quality public space within ready walking distance of their homes. Since our founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, NYRP has planted trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open space for communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs. As New York’s only citywide conservancy, we bring private resources to spaces that lack adequate municipal support, fortifying the City’s aging infrastructure and creating a healthier environment for those who live in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change. Please visit, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


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