Resolution J5213-2013

Honoring Carol Maraj upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc. on June 7, 2014

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 20, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Carol  Maraj upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc.
on June 7, 2014

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and  serve  the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS,  Carol  Maraj has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to  honor  Carol  Maraj
upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the King
of  Kings Foundation Inc., to be celebrated at its Black Tie Awards Gala
on Saturday, June 7, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Carol Maraj is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The
Carol Maraj Foundation, which provides support for  women  and  children
who  have  suffered domestic violence; she earned a Bachelor's degree in
Liberal Arts and Human Services from La  Guardia  Community  College  in
2004; and
  WHEREAS,  A  long-standing  advocate  for  housing, employment, public
assistance, and health care for families affected by domestic  violence,
Carol  Maraj,  through  her  Foundation, helps to provide individual and
group counseling for battered women, as well as assistance  with  safety
planning and shelter placement in crisis situations; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the luminous direction of Carol Maraj, the Foundation
offers programs such as groups to handle domestic  violence  issues  and
help  for  families  dealing  with drug and alcohol addiction, childcare
volunteer programs, and support for children who have witnessed domestic
violence; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Carol Maraj leads the Foundation's workshops  on
domestic violence, parenting, and understanding diversity and disability
rights;  she  also  researched  and  produced  a  guide on pregnancy and
parenting for disabled women; and
  WHEREAS, Carol Maraj has been called upon to contribute her  time  and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS,  In  2013,  Carol  Maraj launched the Dolls Up Program, which
offers self-image improvement to battered women; she was Chairman of The
Caring Sharing Project in Queens, New York from 2004 until 2012, provid-
ing crisis intervention  in  domestic  violence  situations  within  the
community; and
  WHEREAS,  A  survivor  of domestic violence, Carol Maraj has dedicated
her life to raise awareness of domestic violence issues; she is  commit-
ted  to  helping  families  recover from abuse, and women to reintegrate
into society through job-training and self-empowerment; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  her  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive  involvement, Carol Maraj has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Carol Maraj has displayed throughout
her life; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Carol Maraj upon the  occasion  of  her  designation  for  special

recognition by the King of Kings Foundation Inc. on June 7, 2014; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Carol Maraj.

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