THIS EVENT SUPPORTS THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS
THE CHILDREN'S VILLAGE
The Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry works in partnership with families to help society's most vulnerable children become educationally proficient, economically productive and socially responsible members of our communities. For over 30 years, SJtL has been involved in helping to fulfill this mission. Our multi-generational efforts include: underwriting graduation expenses for the Greenburgh 11 School District; contributing to various outings including baseball, basketball, and football games, movies and ice skating; providing holiday gifts from a child's wish list and baking cookies for all resident cottages. Additionally, individual parishioners have provided foster care, one-on-one mentoring, and tutoring.
EDWARD WILLIAM'S SCHOOL - WAGON ROAD CAMP
Wagon Road Camp, run by The Children's Aid Society, provides underprivileged children with 7 weeks of wonder in the natural world. SJtL works with "at risk" youth in the after school program at the Edward Williams Elementary School in Mount Vernon by raising money to send many of these children to this life-altering camp. For 11 years, we have been getting kids off the streets and into camp where they receive essential meals as well as the tools to break the cycle of poverty, all while having the best summer of their lives. SJtL's support is essential to the continuation of this program.
The Midnight Run, based in Dobbs Ferry, organizes member groups in over 1,000 relief missions each year to deliver food, clothing, blankets and personal care products to the homeless poor in New York City. For over 20 years our Senior Youth Group has been involved with leading these missions. Eight to ten times a year, our youth not only deliver food and clothing to the homeless, but engage in conversation showing caring and building trust with those less fortunate. Outreach funds supplement parish donations including the purchase of winter coats, hats, mittens, jeans, sweatshirts, tee shirts, socks, underwear, backpacks, blankets and toiletries.
UNITED INTERFAITH FOOD BANK
The United Interfaith Food Bank is a consortium of Scarsdale churches and synagogues which has recently become affiliated with the Food Bank for Westchester providing food for the needy, including Head Start programs. For the past 12 years, SJtL has been a part of this consortium with our efforts most recently led by our Junior Youth Group. Beginning this year, our youth group will make two deliveries a month of take home bags of groceries a month, on Fridays, to the Head Start kids at the Rochambeau School in White Plains, ensuring that the kids will have food on the weekends. In addition to delivering food on Fridays, the youth group will work at the Food Bank warehouse. Our outreach provides food for this very important mission.