Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents Donation Check to Hearts to Homes in Yonkers

Mary Prenon | January 2020

From left: Sander Koudijs, Robert Shandley, Rose Asprea, and Terri Crozier, HG Realtor Foundation Committee: Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation President; Gail Fattizzi, HGAR President; Mary McCombe, Executive Director, Hearts to Homes; Amanda Martinez, Stephanie Liggio, Antoinette Calderon, Veronica Suarez and Matt McAllister, HG Realtor Foundation Committee.

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently presented a check for $2,000 to Hearts to Homes in Yonkers to help newly independent young adults who have just aged out of foster care. The non-profit group provides the essentials for furnishing a new home during the transition process.

“Hearts to Homes is very appreciative of the support provided by the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation. This grant will allow us to fully furnish one apartment by providing over 80 household essentials and furniture for a young person in need,” said Mary Theresa McCombe, the executive director. “Having a comfortably furnished home allows for a less stressful transition to independence and leads to increased stability.”

Established as an independent charity in 2017, Hearts to Homes helps young adults leaving the foster care system to create a more comfortable living environment, as many of them leave foster care with few possessions. Hearts to Homes is able to positively impact the negative statistics of instability, homelessness, incarceration and multi-generational foster care. The organization complements other programs already in existence for foster youth, including job training, mentoring and financial literacy.

Since 2014, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities that Realtors work in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications