Through research and service to the White Plains community, the mission of The American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the Westchester Fairfield Region, and stroke is No. 5 . Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do.
Our mission is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests. Our vision is a world in which children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including individuals on the autism spectrum enjoy fulfilled lives and an inspired future.
Areyvut enables Jewish youth to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social action) so that they become thoughtful, giving members of the Jewish community of tomorrow. A non profit organization established in 2002, Areyvut offers Jewish day schools, educators, synagogues and community centers unique opportunities to empower and enrich youth by creating innovative and meaningful programs that make these core Jewish values a reality.
The Club’s progress has been marked by consistent efforts to meet the needs of our youth and the community at large. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Cancer Support Team's goal is to enhance the quality of life of those dealing with the many challenges of a cancer diagnosis. We offer our services during any stage of the disease, at no cost and regardless of insurance coverage.
The mission of Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill Inc. (CHOP) is to alleviate hunger and homelessness in our community by providing temporary housing for homeless adults, and by referring clients to appropriate agencies in order to help them attain independent living.
DOROT's mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish and other elderly in the greater New York metropolitan area through a dynamic partnership of volunteers, professionals, and elders; to foster mutually beneficial interaction between the generations; and to provide education, guidance, and leadership in developing volunteer-based programs for the elderly, nationally and internationally. DOROT's programs address basic needs of the elderly, such as food and housing, health and wellness services, and life management skills, provide social, cultural, religious, and educational activities to alleviate isolation and to bring the generations together, promote an ethic of volunteerism and foster respect for human dignity among people of all ages in accordance with Jewish values.
Family-to-Family, a national grassroots hunger relief organization, links American families with "more" to impoverished rural American families with "profoundly less" across the U.S. Once every month each sponsoring family either shops for 7 dinner-type meals (nonperishable foods only) for "their" family...packs them in a sturdy box, and then delivers their box to a local chapter chairperson, ( 5-10 families in a chapter with a chapter host in charge) who ships the chapter's boxes to the receiving community. A new option, instead of shopping and shipping a box or joining a chapter, an individual donor or family can cyber sponsor a family in need and provide monthly funds for F-to-F to purchase food locally for their recipient family. Receiving families pick up their monthly food box from a local F-to-F community outreach partner.
Friends of Karen provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to NY Metro area families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness, consistently achieving Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating. Driven by compassion for families facing the most difficult experience imaginable, our expert social workers, committed staff and dedicated volunteers provide the kinds of broad ongoing resources that no other organization offers. Our services are tailored to the specific needs of each family -- and each family member -- to help free them of everyday needs and concerns so they have more time for what's most important: each other.
Groundwork Hudson Valley is an environmental justice non-profit that works with communities to improve their physical and social environment. This is done by collaborating on projects, among them: turning dangerous vacant lots into community gardens, planting trees, replacing graffiti with murals, and forming alliances within the community. Some of these projects are done through school programs and many of them are intergenerational. We are dedicated to environmental stewardship and community empowerment. All of our projects engage local residents in hands-on projects, from design to planting.
Since its early days, HOPE has grown to become the largest emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in the region. Although HOPE Community Services was founded to respond to hunger in the community, it quickly became apparent that food was not the only thing our clients were lacking. Clothing, language skills, emotional support, immigration services, and other daily necessities were also needed. HOPE Community Services expanded its services to meet the needs of its diverse client population.
HVCS’ mission is to promote prevention and wellness for all people, to encourage life-affirming decisions maximizing their quality of life, and to coordinate care for those living with complex health conditions. We envision a world where people live healthy lives and have access to the coordinated care they need.
JCCA’s mission is to provide the highest quality child welfare and mental health services to New York’s neediest and most vulnerable children and families to ensure that their safety, permanency and well-being leads to a life of stability and promise. - We provide many treatment modalities and programs to help residents with their own issues and family problems enabling them to go back into their communities. We service many inner city children coming from traumatic situations.
Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc. is a non-profit affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Our mission is to promote a cleaner, more beautiful county. Through partnerships and strategic alliances with citizens, businesses and government, Keep Rockland Beautiful programs motivate thousands of volunteers annually to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods, thereby creating healthier, safer and more livable community environments. In addition to the signature cleanup event, Keep Rockland Beautiful organizes environmental education events in schools, promotes litter law enforcement, and supports public art and beautification activities.
Since receiving its charter in 1986, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley has granted the wishes of more than 2,300 children in the Hudson Valley region with life-threatening medical conditions. Serving the eight counties of Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, the Chapter’s mission is to ensure that every child residing in the Hudson Valley who qualifies for Make-A-Wish services is granted his or her fondest wish.
Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization founded in 1982 by volunteer workers who met at a "no-kill" animal shelter. Dismayed at the terrible living conditions of the animals there, they left to establish a rescue group to properly care for cats and dogs in need, and find them safe and loving homes. Pet Rescue is not a formal shelter. It is a small group of volunteers that fosters dogs and cats until they are adopted. Some animals are fostered by group members and outside volunteers, while other animals are housed at local boarding facilities. The animals come from various places. Some come from owners who are no longer able to care for them. Others are taken from local shelters, yet still others (many others) come from the streets. Those rescued from the streets often arrive sick or injured, and are subsequently treated by veterinarians. We have great success finding homes for puppies and kittens as well as older animals and those with special needs (such as…
With the highest quality in short and long-term care, in a lovely park setting by the Hudson, Regency Extended Care Center is a 315 bed facility in Yonkers offering modern, compassionate care and rehabilitation to people who are elderly, convalescent, handicapped, or chronically ill.
The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is to provide a temporary home-away-from-home for families with critically ill or traumatically injured children. We achieve our mission through the quality and experience of our staff and volunteers, as well as the community support we receive to sustain the House
Soup Angels is an all-volunteer non-denominational group of service-minded individuals currently operating under the non-profit status of First Reformed Church of Nyack, New York. We serve dinner every Wednesday at 5:30PM at the Church. The entrance is on Burd St. between South Broadway and Cedar and there is access for persons with disabilities. Among our guests are elderly persons seeking a meal and companionship, the working poor and their families and those who are homeless.
The mission of The Children's Village is to provide a safe haven and caring community for those in need and to heal and strengthen troubled children and families through individualized treatment, education, research and sharing of information.
Our Mission To advance the scientific and medical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer by: Increasing funding and support of research into the biological mechanisms and clinical strategies related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic cancer; Facilitating and enhancing the dialogue among members of the medical and scientific communities about basic and clinical research efforts that relate to pancreatic cancer; Heightening public awareness of pancreatic cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and providing informational support for pancreatic cancer patients, their families, and friends.
The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry is an affiliation of faith-based congregations dedicated to providing supplemental food to persons in need in the greater Mount Kisco area. We are committed to creating a healthier and stronger community. Our volunteer efforts respect the dignity of those we serve and are an expression of the spiritual mission of our member institutions.