Here's some of the good work that is going on in Scarsdale. Read how residents are helping others and learn how you can get involved:
UJA Honors Four Scarsdale Women:
On Wednesday morning May 23, over 150 women gathered at Westchester Reform Temple to do a community service project and to honor Scarsdale’s Caryl Orlando, Linda Plattus, Nina Ross, and Suzanne Seiden for their work to fund a local food pantry. The four raised $75,000 to provide a refrigerator/freezer system and shelving at the Bronx Jewish Community Council’s food pantry’s new space in the Bronx.
In addition the women organized the group to highlight the needs of the vulnerable by collecting and packaging toiletries and making sandwiches for the hungry. BJCC’s food pantry, which operates on a walk-in basis and serves anyone in need, is the third largest in the borough and the only one open five days per week. Food is distributed to more than 2,400 people each month with demand increasing each year.
For further information contact Dana Asher at 1.914.761.5100 ext. 103 (work), 1.914.262.5091 (cell), or
AFYA Launches Mothers Saving Mothers Campaign
AFYA has just launched the Mothers Saving Mothers campaign to help mothers-in-need in Liberia and Guatemala with home births. They are seeking supplies including blankets, beanies, hand sanitizer, newborn diapers and soap, to send overseas to Liberia and Guatemala to support the work of rural midwives. Learn more about AFYA at afyafoundation.org .
To donate these items bring them to:
The Afya Foundation
140 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 10701
ARC of Westchester
Middle School student Sabrina Wirth is working to help ARC of Westchester provide assistance to over 2,000 people living in Westchester County with developmental disabilities. ARC helps those with autism and other disabilities by providing support and residences where they can live independently. As part of her project Sabrina is working with Alex, an ARC resident who is also a very talented artist. See her video about her work here and help her to meet her goals.