HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $4,000 to Three Local Charities
Mary Prenon | June 14, 2021
WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation recently donated $4,300 to three local charities in the Hudson Valley. They include: My Sister’s Place in White Plains, Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland in Haverstraw and the Castle Hill YMCA in the Bronx.
For more than 40 years, My Sisters’ Place has been Westchester’s pioneering leader and resource in the field of domestic violence and human trafficking. MSP provides a continuum of direct services for adult and child victims (shelter, counseling, legal services, and education), effectively responding to the needs of families and individuals in crisis. Each year, the agency reaches more than 15,000 people through direct services, education and outreach.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland provides quality human services to any resident of Rockland County who needs help, non-Catholics and Catholics alike. Their services include homelessness and eviction prevention, a food pantry, nutritional outreach education programs, a community garden, emergency financial assistance, money management workshops, emergency warming center, immigration legal services and much more. On average, CCCSR serves more than 4,000 families and over 1,200 individuals each year.
“The support of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation will make a real difference for many of our families struggling to provide basic necessities, such as diapers and baby food, as well as paying their rent,” said Dan Eudene, Executive Director.
The Castle Hill YMCA is the only New York City YMCA to offer an outdoor pool, as well as state-of-the-art exercise equipment, an indoor pool, child care while you work out, and a community committed to helping local residents achieve their goals. Some of its most popular programs include: Summer Camp, After School, Holiday Camps, aquatic and sports programs, Teen Center and Silver Sneakers for seniors. Every Holiday Season, they also run a toy drive for needy children, along with the HGAR Bronx Chapter.
“This grant request will help leverage the current financial aid dollars needed to offset the fees paid by parents, enabling their children to attend the Summer Day Camp,” said Sharlene Brown, executive director of the Castle Hill YMCA.
The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation also recently held a volunteer event at Visions in Spring Valley and will be volunteering again at Green Chimneys in Brewster toward the end of the month. Visions assists people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, while Green Chimneys provides animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.
To be considered for a grant, please visit www.HGRealtorFoundation.com and complete the application.
As concerned members of the communities it works in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities that serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere. The focus of the foundation’s efforts will be in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.