Morgan Stanley Announces Cleveland as Fifth Healthy Cities Location
New York, June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced Healthy Cleveland, part of the Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities initiative which aims to deliver a linked network of wellness, nutrition and play resources to children in underserved communities. Healthy Cleveland launched with the construction of a new playground at the Cleveland Housing Network’s Erie Square Apartments, where Morgan Stanley employees joined local volunteers and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, to complete the new play space in just one day.
Over the next year, Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cleveland plans to deliver over 710,000 healthy meals; nutrition education, health screening and healthy snack programs for 2,000 students; regular fitness programs for 700+ students and safe play spaces for 1,000 children. Morgan Stanley employees will play an integral role in implementing and sustaining the programming and will provide more than 2,000 hours of volunteer service.
“We are truly excited to expand our Healthy Cities initiative to Cleveland and deliver programming that reinforces our firm’s global commitment to improving children’s health,” said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy, Morgan Stanley. “Our employees are honored to help kick off Healthy Cleveland with today’s playground build, and together with our local nonprofit partners we look forward to strengthening the network of nutrition, wellness and play services available to children in need in Cleveland.”
In the U.S., Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities works with national nonprofit partners Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, and KaBOOM!, as well as key local organizations to implement important children’s health programming in each city. In Cleveland, local nonprofit partners include Cleveland Housing Network, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Cleveland Clinic.
“The powerful combination of healthy foods, safe play and wellness that Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities will help us bring to our schools is truly exciting, and we look forward to seeing the impact this program can have on Cleveland’s children,” said Alison Black, Site Coordinator, Case Middle School, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District school.
“We are so excited to be part of the Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities program which will provide us with the opportunity to expand our school pantry program and collaborate with other nonprofits to deliver additional resources that provide children with the building blocks they need for a successful start,” said Kristin Warzocha, CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities was launched in 2014 in Chicago, IL; Newark , NJ, and Oakland, CA. Across all three locations, Healthy Cities has delivered 586,592 nutritious meals, 1,228 medical screenings and safe play spaces for more than 3,000 kids as of this summer. The program also expanded to London in early 2015. For more information about Healthy Cities, please visit www.morganstanley.com/healthycities/ and follow #HealthyCities.
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