Tech Entrepreneur Comforts Brooklyn Kids by Gifting Books and Hosting Reading

BROOKLYN, NY: It's been a tough year for kids, particularly in New York City. To help bring some joy and comfort, tech entrepreneur and business owner Suman Atreya [Radhakrishna] will donate new children's books and host a reading for the PS 770-The New American Academy Brooklyn, NY. The New American Academy is a kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school in the Crown Heights neighborhood.

Comfort Gives, the social impact and philanthropic arm of ThoughtFocus, a 1,500+ employee technology company, believes strongly in giving back to the community and is particularly energized by enriching children's lives. As a long-time literacy advocate, Radhakrishna believes that books can be a source of comfort and escape for kids as they process the stress of changed schedules, their parents' anxiety, separation from their friends, and canceled activities.

Aidan the Hugging Goldendoodle, the book to be donated to Brooklyn's PS 770-The New American Academy, chronicles Aidan's adventures as he searches for the meaning and purpose of his life. Endowed with the heart of a Golden Retriever by his mother and the intelligence of a Standard Poodle by his father, Aidan is sent to the city to discover his natural gift of comforting others. Aidan struggles at first but makes friends along the way who change his life—and theirs—forever.

Not only will each student receive their own copy of Aidan's book, but readings will also be held on November 17th and 18th, and these won't be just any readings. The real-life Aidan will join to say hello to the kids entertaining and comforting them.

Aidan is not just a pup of storybook fame. He is a real dog and holds the position of Chief Comfort Officer at ThoughtFocus and is the official #doggo and #comfortdog for Comfort Gives. Aidan has been working as a comfort dog for more than eight years in children's hospitals, military veterans, and seniors in hospice.

About Comfort Gives

Comfort Gives is the social impact and philanthropic arm of ThoughtFocus. This group has been created to enhance ThoughtFocus's ability to leverage technology expertise to better local and global communities by solving pressing problems.

About ThoughtFocus

ThoughtFocus is a privately held company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We lead transformation in business with technology and insights to add value in four major sectors, aerospace and defense, education, finance, and manufacturing. We’re unlike the large consulting firms whose digital transformation business model is disjointed into separate advisory and execution firms that may not reflect the reality of the client's needs. ThoughtFocus is a smaller company with an integrated approach, which has led to successful outcomes. The organization has grown rapidly since its inception and is now a mid-sized company, part of the Blackstone portfolio. The founders hold executive positions within the organization and are actively involved with clients and projects.

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