Charities

Family Services of Westchester

Family Services of Westchester has been a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County, New York since 1954. A staff of more than 450…

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Family Services of Westchester has been a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County, New York since 1954. A staff of more than 450 professionals and paraprofessionals includes Master’s level social workers; psychiatrists; clinical psychologists; child care workers; nurses; certified home health aides; multi-lingual clinicians; peer counselors and early childhood educators. FSW offers a broad range of innovative programs custom designed to meet particular needs of children, teens, adults, and the elderly through our six Family Centers.

Family Services of Westchester is governed by a Board of Directors composed of volunteers from the business and local community, and has a very active, effective volunteer program. Funding comes from a healthy mix of government grants, fees, as well as philanthropic gifts contributed by individuals, foundations and corporations dedicated to maintaining the quality and scope of our services.

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Food Bank For Westchester

The Food Bank for Westchester is the core of the county’s emergency food distribution network. It solicits, acquires, warehouses and distributes food to over 225…

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The Food Bank for Westchester is the core of the county’s emergency food distribution network. It solicits, acquires, warehouses and distributes food to over 225 front-line hunger-relief programs throughout the county, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and adult, child-care and treatment centers.The Food Bank provides over 95% of all the food these front-line programs distribute to feed some or all of the estimated 200,000 Westchester children, seniors and their families who are hungry or at risk of hunger. The Food Bank receives an average of 102,000 requests for food every month.. The Food Bank distributes about 14 tons of food a day and nearly 7.5 million pounds of food a year. To date, the Food Bank has distributed over 100 million pounds of food to feed hungry Westchester residents.

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Friends of Karen

“Founded in 1978, Friends of Karen provides emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Friends of Karen achieves its…

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“Founded in 1978, Friends of Karen provides emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Friends of Karen achieves its mission by providing direct financial assistance with medical care, illness-related expenses and household expenses that families cannot afford due to loss of income as a result of their child’s illness; serving as an advocate for the children and their families before government and private agencies; investigating resources available to the children and their families; offering bereavement support for parents who have lost a child and for siblings who have lost a brother or sister; assisting families through the difficult maze of health insurance problem; and acting as a referral source and providing guidance to families with ill children outside our guidelines.”

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Gigi’s Playhouse

GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse offers more than 30 therapeutic and…

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GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse offers more than 30 therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more; all of which are free of charge.

Programs are created by professional therapists and teachers who generously donate their time and expertise. All programs are based on best practices for Down syndrome learning styles, and customized to ensure individual success. GiGi’s Playhouse actually serves infants through adults. GiGi’s Playhouse is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL; with 17 locations throughout the United States and Mexico, with more opening soon.

GiGi’s Playhouse makes a difference every day. Our unique points of difference empower individuals and their parents to achieve their greatest potential with confidence, independence, and joy. We have a “place”: we will never let location be a barrier to success. We have “programs”: we will never let curriculum be a boundary to achievement. Most importantly, programs are free. We will never let cost deter our families from participation or impede the achievement of our children and adults.

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Global Kids

Global Kids, Inc. (GK) is the premier nonprofit educational organization for global learning and youth development that works to ensure that youth from underserved areas…

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Global Kids, Inc. (GK) is the premier nonprofit educational organization for global learning and youth development that works to ensure that youth from underserved areas have the knowledge, skills, experiences and values they need to succeed in school, participate effectively in the democratic process, and achieve leadership in their communities and in the world.

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