CHAPPAQUA CARES

Chappaqua Cares mission is to connect local philanthropic organizations with residents in the community who want to help with fundraising, donation drives and by volunteering. Our goal is to broaden awareness for our neighbors in need and facilitate successful interaction between the community and these organizations.

OUR PARTNERS

Chappaqua cares supports a number of charities in westchester county

Hundreds of local families and individuals live with the daily uncertainty of a “next meal”. The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry reaches out to vulnerable members of our community to ease the burden and pain of hunger. Our pantry offers emergency assistance to any person in need who resides in a Northern Westchester community not already served by a weekly pantry.

WJCS Kids' Kloset is a volunteer-driven program that provides Westchester County children and families in need with donated clothing and related items free of charge. Since Kids' Kloset was opened in 2011, it has provided approximately 6,000 local children with clothing, diapers, strollers and other items.

Since the Community Center of Northern Westchester first opened its doors in 1992, it has been providing food and clothing to its clients. In addition, the center now offers a range of classes and special programs, and work directly with our clients to assist them in gaining access toother resources, including health care, education, and social services.

Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a not-for-profit child care organization. It was established in 1971 after a study by the Village of Mt. Kisco and Interfaith Council of Mt. Kisco. The Center opened its doors in 1971 to 25 three- and four-year old children in rented classroom spaces. Today, the Center cares for over 145 children, ages three months to twelve years of age, throughout the year.

The Random Farms Kids' Theater is a not-for-profit organization that puts young people center stage.It is dedicated to creating a safe environment where children of all backgrounds are encouraged to discover the joy of theater within themselves -- on and off the stage. Through its programs, students develop an appreciation for arts and music, cultivate leadership and life skills, and build self-esteem.

Neighbors Link Northern Westchester provides education and employment opportunities to immigrant families and individuals in Northern Westchester County. The Neighbors Link mission is to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants.

The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester in Mount Kisco is a nonprofit organization providing supervised recreation, physical instruction, educational programs and civic opportunities for kids in our community. In 1939, a dozen children stepped through the doors of our first clubhouse in Mount Kisco. Since then, more than 100,000 kids have followed. Today, over 500 kids come through our doors each day to learn, explore, grow, play, eat and BE GREAT. 

JCY-Westchester Community Partners develops intergenerational programs to meet the literacy needs of the children in the community. Focusing on the literacy needs of our youth, JCY-Westchester Community Partners develops intergenerational programs that improve the reading and writing abilities of the students in K-12 and provide opportunities for student community service.  The lives of our volunteers are deeply enriched by the relationships they form with their students across the diverse spectrum of Westchester's population.

The Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry of Pleasantville is affiliated with faith-based congregations in the community. It has been in operation since the mid-1980’s and began as a place where neighbors could help their neighbors in need. This tradition continues today. The pantry serves our neighbors who are unemployed or have low incomes. We provide enough food for several meals.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

The Ossining Children’s Center provides care for children in a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment while their parents work. OCC creates a foundation for children’s life-long intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth, and serves as a community resource and advocate for families.

Pleasantville Cottage School on JCCA’s Westchester Campus is one of the oldest and most respected residential treatment programs in the U.S. The first cottage-style center in the country, it celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Pleasantville also was home to the first psychiatric clinic in an American child care institution, and this tradition of innovative excellence has been a hallmark of the agency ever since. Pleasantville Cottage School is home to emotionally troubled boys and girls, ages 7-16. Its philosophy is that the child is part of a family that must be engaged and helped so that the child can safely return home permanently. We believe that most of the children in our care have strengths we can build on to resolve the problems that made it necessary for them to come into care.

Hillside Food Outreach exists to provide food to those in need throughout Westchester & Putnam Counties in New York and Western Connecticut. It is our Mission to deliver food to people who are, for whatever reason, unable to access local food pantries. We also provide food bags for special needs diets, such as diabetes.

Blythedale Children's Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and conditions. Our Board Certified physicians, experienced nurses and supporting clinicians work with families to provide individualized, intensive and innovative medical and therapeutic care. Together with specialized school curricula and family support services, we help children achieve their rehabilitative goals and return to their communities.

For more than 40 years, Open Door has been a trusted resource for our local community. Every day, they educate and empower people to take charge of their health, so they can lead active, fulfilling lives.

Established in 1946 by Horace Greeley High School students, the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund exists to make up "the difference" between the actual costs of college and all other financial resources available to students and their families. Over the last sixty-six years, hundreds of Greeley students have been awarded need-based grants from the Fund. Last year alone, we were able to award $161,850 in grants to twenty-six recipients, but we still had applicants with unmet need. Continued support from the community is important now more than ever.

The Chappaqua Summer Scholarship Program (CSSP) has been in existence since 1968. Each summer we invite 16 to 20 promising New York City high school students to join our community. Our goal is to prepare them for the rigors of college. For three consecutive years, these specially selected students attend Horace Greeley Summer School in the mornings and participate in a range of recreational and cultural activities in the afternoon. The Program's primary objective is to broaden the students' horizons and widen their vision of the world while letting them see that there can be a bright, happy future ahead.

April's Child (also known as Prevent Child Abuse New York) is on the forefront of a growing movement to stop child abuse and neglect before it has a chance to start. We serve as a resource for parents and families, connecting them with help, support and resources. We advocate for programs and policies that support families and prevent abuse.

When a child is diagnosed with a horrible illness, the whole family needs a special kind of care and support. Making Headway Foundation was created in response to this compelling need. Our humanistic programs support children and their families from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.


CHAPPAQUA CARES WANTS TO GIVE THANKS TO ALL OUR LOCAL SPONSORS THROUGHOUT NORTHERN WESTCHESTER

76 North State Rd, Briarcliff

76 North State Rd, Briarcliff

27 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua

27 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua

77 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua

77 South Greeley Ave, Chappaqua

61 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua

61 Bedford Rd, Chappaqua

1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake

1 Nabby Hill, Mohegan Lake

1 Station Plaza, Chappaqua

1 Station Plaza, Chappaqua

95 King St, Chappaqua

95 King St, Chappaqua

Chappaqua Cares is a 501(C)(3) organization as defined by the tax code of the United States.
ALL donations made directly to Chappaqua Cares are tax deductible.
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