SKIP of New York

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SKIP of New York
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Immediately prior to working on The Justice Project (w/t), Lianne McNally served as Development Director for Sick Kids Need Involved People (SKIP) of New York. She came to the position after producing and directing videos for the nonprofit. SKIP of New York helps more than 5,000 medically fragile and developmentally disabled children each year to find the medical services and equipment they need.

Narrated by Meredith Vieira, one of the videos produced by Lianne McNally for SKIP of New York was entitled “There’s No Place Like Home.” The video was designed to to educate people about SKIP’s work and to rally support for the organization. SKIP’s primary mission is to help children with complex medical needs and developmental disabilities live at home with their families instead of in hospitals or institutions.

Begun in 1983, SKIP of New York aids families in many ways. SKIP can coordinate home modifications needed for children’s disabilities as well as provide educational and recreational programs for children and caregivers alike.

Supporting SKIP of New York

skip-of-new-yorkLianne McNally began her career as a writer, quickly moving into the television and film world. She went on to establish herself as a producer as well, creating content for CBS, Showtime and many other outlets. Lianne McNally has also applied her skills in the non-profit arena, directing films for organizations such as SKIP of New York.

SKIP of New York helps the nearly 1 million New York children living with autism, developmental disabilities, birth defects, and other physical and cognitive challenges. SKIP, which stands for Sick Kids Need Involved People, provides assistance to children and their families at no cost to them. The organization routinely provides help to 5 thousand children each year, a figure that translates to about $50 million saved in public expenses.

As a registered 501(c)(3) charity, the award-winning SKIP is headquartered in New York City and also maintains offices in Buffalo and Rochester, enabling them to serve families both upstate and downstate. The organization is grateful for the help it receives from its many supporters, both corporate and private. To learn more about SKIP’s services or to make a donation, visit www.skipofny.org.