2024 Guide to Charitable Giving in Greenwich | Greenwich Moms

Are you looking for ways to give back to our wonderful Greenwich community this season? We’ve updated our annual list of local charities and how we can all help them, starting today.  Thank you for considering spending a little time or money on a new, or familiar, cause.

Have information you’d like to add about your favorite local charity? Email [email protected] and we’ll update!

 

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Abilis

Abilis is a lifespan non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families from birth throughout their lives. Founded in 1951, Abilis is a leader in providing meaningful supports throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut. Headquartered in Greenwich, the organization has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high-quality care. Abilis provides early intervention and customized therapies, as well as family education and advocacy support through its Therapy Center at Abilis. Abilis Early Learners is Abilis’ Early Intervention program that helps children ages birth through three years of age acquire the skills they need to reach developmental milestones and prepare them for success in preschool and other educational and community-based programs. Abilis has been a Birth to Three service provider for the State of Connecticut for more than 30 years and is one of 11 Birth to Three service providers who are state-designated to diagnose and provide intensive treatment for individuals with autism. Abilis has a multidisciplinary team of therapists and offers a range of customized therapies such as speech, occupational, and physical therapy. 
 
As individuals approach and enter adulthood, Abilis provides a range of Life Services programs, including day programs, recreational activities, Transition Services through Abilis’ LEAP and Project SEARCH programs (in partnership with Greenwich Hospital, Stamford Health and the Darien YMCA), job training, competitive and supported employment, and a choice of residential options. Abilis’ competitive employment program offers meaningful job training and placement with more than 125 businesses throughout Fairfield County and at Abilis-managed Cafés in partnership with Greenwich Library, Darien Library, Darien YMCA, Darien Depot, the Island Beach Concession Stand, and soon-to-be at the Stamford Courthouse. Abilis Gardens & Gifts, which also serves as a retail training site, is located at Abilis’ Greenwich headquarters at 50 Glenville Street, and is a wonderful shop and greenhouse selling handcrafted bath and body products, candles, home decor, accessories, flowers, plants and more. Abilis Gardens & Gifts also offers flower arrangements for special occasions (holidays, weddings, showers, parties, etc.). To support Abilis, there are many volunteer opportunities and the organization is hiring as well! To learn more or donate, visit abilis.us or call 203-531-1880. Abilis Gardens & Gifts hours and specials are at abilis.us/gifts or by calling 203-531-GIFT.

American Red Cross

Help Where it Is Needed Most

Your gift of any amount the the American Red Cross will save the day when the next emergency strikes. Whether that be help when a house burns down in your community, when someone needs CPR or a lifesaving blood transfusion, or when a family needs to contact a deployed service member in an emergency. Your gift supports the many urgent needs of the American Red Cross.

To make a donation, visit https://www.redcross.org/donate/holiday-donations-help-where-its-needed-most.html/

Arch Street Teen Center

Arch Street is the longest running teen center in the country and our mission is to provide local teens with a safe environment to connect and socialize with their peers. We are open every day free of charge – The Brick House cafe offers after school snacks and homework help from our high school senior volunteers, dance and exercise classes, art classes and so much more. On the weekend Arch Street hosts social and service activities.

At Home in Greenwich

At Home in Greenwich is a nonprofit organization based in Greenwich, that focuses on quality of life and takes a holistic approach to helping older adults age comfortably in their home. We offer a carefully curated mix of resources, services, and events designed to keep our members safe and connected. Our services support and enable our members to live happily and independently, with confidence.

Visit us to learn more, donate, volunteer or join! www.athomeingreenwich.org

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich

Since 1910, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich has provided an outstanding experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. We offer an extensive array of recreational and academic programs to members ages 6-18, for just $75 per year. Our staff works daily with our members to make a positive impact on their lives through our three identified priorities: Academic Success & Enrichment, Character Development and Healthy Lifestyles. The mission of the Club is to prepare young people, through enrichment opportunities and supportive relationships, to be responsible, caring and productive community members.

Breast Cancer Alliance

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? Survival rates are near 90% for breast cancers that are detected early, but 30% of breast cancer patients live with metastatic disease for which there are currently no cures.

Breast Cancer Alliance, a national charity headquartered in Greenwich, has a three-pronged mission: Funding scientific advances that yield new treatments and eventual cures, granting breast surgical fellowships, escalating the number of qualified, highly skilled breast surgeons into the field, and supporting life-saving educational programs and breast health care services for underserved patients, eliminating burdensome socioeconomic barriers.

100% of your donation today will go to BCA grants for 2024: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/bca_donate

The Bruce Museum

Community. Art. Science. Education. These four touchstones have guided the Bruce Museum for the last 100 years. These are the principles that have brought Bruce Museum’s family of visitors inspiration, knowledge, wonder, and joy.  The Bruce Museum’s family is diverse and united by shared values. We are a community of the curious. We believe in the power of science. We see the life-changing impact of art. We know that openness, understanding, and appreciation are keys to changing the world.

We hope that you will consider a gift to the Bruce Museum so that we can continue to provide engaging, free content for all ages and all abilities, as we have for over a century. With your support, the Bruce Museum will continue to provide moments of wonder and discovery for you and your loved ones.

Your gift matters! Support the Bruce Museum today!

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

As the second largest early childhood education provider in Connecticut, CLC provides early childhood education for all families, with direct services and programs focused on health, nutrition & family support for children 6 weeks – 5 years of age.

Coffee for Good

Coffee for Good operates a coffee shop, open to the public, as a paid training platform for adults with developmental disabilities. Each trainee earns above minimum wage and typically works a three hour shift, three times a week. After 8 to 12 months of training, our volunteer Inclusive Employer team helps them find jobs in their local communities so we can train more people. We were founded to address the high unemployment rate in this community which is close to 80%. Coffee for Good is open from Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 5:30pm and located at 48 Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Please consider becoming a customer, volunteer or donating at: coffeeforgood.org.

The Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation

The Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation (ECFF) is a family foundation that provides funding to spread education, advocacy and awareness of boating and water sports safety for adults and children, throughout Connecticut and nationwide.

The foundation was created by Pamela and Joseph Fedorko to honor the life of their beautiful 16-year old daughter Emily, who lost her life during a tragic water tubing accident in the summer of 2014.

ECFF supports programs and initiatives that educate boaters and water sports enthusiasts of all ages about the importance of understanding and following essential boating and water safety laws, regulations and best practices. This includes awareness of both state and local boating and water sports rules and regulations, attaining necessary certifications, knowledge of each body of water, the vessel mechanics, and life jacket requirements, ongoing safety education for boat drivers, navigators and passengers, and more.

In addition to water-sports safety, the foundation also honors other areas of interest in Emily’s life – by supporting academic and athletic endeavors she was passionate about.

Family Centers

Our Mission: Empowering Children, Adults, Families and Communities to Realize Their Potential

Family Centers achieves this mission by offering a holistic approach aimed to help Fairfield County residents obtain the tools needed to establish a strong educational foundation, overcome complex and critical problems, carry on healthy productive lives and achieve personal improvement.

Since its inception in 1891, Family Centers has grown to offer quality health, education and human service programs that address the ever-changing challenges affecting residents of Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan. Through our multi-disciplinary network of programs, Family Centers serves more than 24,000 Fairfield County residents each year. Family Centers’ programs include preschool and early care programs for young children, mental health, bereavement and family counseling services, primary medical and dental services, vocational and self-sufficiency support, English language and basic literacy education, and much more.

Learn more about how you can help Family Centers impact the lives of local residents by visiting www.familycenters.org.

Flower Petals Adaptive Dance

Why Donate for our Cause:
For individuals with Autism, it is not possible to participate fully in group activities designed for typical children and adults.
Whether it be academic or recreational, people with Autism or other Developmental Disabilities do not have the attention and regulation to attend in social groups that are not specifically designed with their needs in mind.
Flower Petals Adaptive Dance Company is a dance program focused on students with special needs, in Fairfield CO.

Our Adaptive Dance Classes fill the needs of all of the participants in our program. Most Importantly, we are taking care of our Parents.

Our Parents deserve at least one hour of respite on the weekends. We offer 1-hour dance classes so that the parents can meet up and socialize with the parents who are in the same boat that they are. Secondly, We are serving our Volunteers, who are all High School Students from Fairfield CO looking for Community service hours. We do not want our classes to be a financial burden for families. Special Needs families spend a great deal of money on a variety of therapies and services and recreation is a luxury item that unfortunately is not in the budget. 
We give the Special Needs Community their own beautiful dance studio with quality instructors, a  place to bond, and socialize.

Food Rescue US – Fairfield County

Join us in the fight to reduce local hunger and food waste! Food Rescue US is committed to reducing local food waste and food insecurity. Using a proprietary web-based app, the non-profit engages volunteers to transfer excess fresh food from grocers, restaurants, and other sources, to social service agencies that feed people who are food insecure. Since its founding in 2011, Food Rescue US – Fairfield County has provided 31+ million meals and kept 42+ million pounds of food from landfill.

The process of food rescuing is quick, simple and extremely rewarding. As a volunteer food rescuer, you will:

  • Pick-up excess food from local food donors such as Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Kings, Balducci’s, Upper Crust Bagels, Cobs Bread (saving it from our waste stream where it creates methane gases that are harming our planet).
  • Provide this fresh excess food to local agencies such as Kids in Crisis, Neighbor to Neighbor, Barbara’s House, Jewish Family Services, Boys and Girls Club that support individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.
  • Pick the time and place that works for you and claim it on the web based app. Use your own vehicle to pick-up and drop-off the excess food.

Volunteer by registering as a food rescuer or donate at app.foodrescue.us/signup. Or email [email protected].

Friends of Greenwich Point

The Friends of Greenwich Point acts as an advocate for Greenwich Point. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to responsible stewardship and public education to preserve Greenwich Point’s diverse natural environments and beauty. We promote community education and recreation at Greenwich Point through our projects, including the Safe Roads program, educational programs for adults and children, and summer concerts. We add osprey platforms, fill the bird feeders in the Holly Grove, repair habitats, and care for the dunes and the new wildflower meadow. We work with and complement the efforts and resources of the Town.

Global Citizens Initiative

Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that engages, educates, and empowers the next generation to become lifelong leaders of positive change. Through its signature programs that work directly with students and educators, GCI provides the educational tools and ongoing support to transform participants into global citizens with the mindsets, skills, and resources to become committed and principled leaders.

Each year, GCI’s signature Fellowship program brings together approximately 36 outstanding secondary school students for a yearlong program that begins at a nine-day in-person Summit where they explore global issues through the lenses of engagement, ethics, excellence and leadership. Throughout the year, students work under the guidance of a mentor to create a Glocal Service Project addressing a Sustainable Development Goal within their local community.

Though GCI’s participant profile is global, we are deeply tied to our homebase of Greenwich, Connecticut and engage high schools and young leaders across Fairfield County and other parts of the state. We have participants from Fairfield County and other parts of Connecticut in our programs every year and work closely with schools, independent foundations, and individuals to ensure that we have financial support for those participants that require it.

Support GCI today: https://www.globalci.org/donate

Greenwich Alliance for Education

Greenwich Alliance for Education – the only education foundation for Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) – was founded in 2006 as a way for the Greenwich community to support the  public school system by piloting innovative, educational programs that provide access to  opportunities which offer enrichment and close gaps.

17 Years – $4.5M Invested in the main programs: 

Tuning In To Music, free instrumental music lessons for students unable to afford this opportunity;

Reaching Out Grants, funding to pilot innovative programs in the schools  like *AVID, Unbound Innovations Virtual Reality at Western Middle School, eSports at  Greenwich High School, Dare 2 Care (Mindfulness and Anti-Bullying district-wide  program), Theatre Program at New Lebanon School, and The Developing Artist at our  middle schools;

AVID SUCCESS, extensions to the AVID program to help students  achieve college and career success including scholarships, mentoring, financial literacy, and jobs and professional tools for resume writing, networking and interviewing.

Early childhood education is a core  value of the Alliance. We  support the Greenwich United Way’s Direct Impact program – Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions.

*AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an internationally recognized  college-readiness system designed to close the achievement gap and promote equity  and access in education.

Greenwich EMS

The mission of Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) is to provide the highest level of pre-hospital and emergency medical care to reduce the risk of death and disability due to trauma and sudden illness. GEMS is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit that relies on charitable contributions for all its capital needs.

Greenwich Department of Human Services Fund

The Greenwich Department of Human Services Fund accepts charitable contributions to support programs and services offered by the Town of Greenwich Department of Human Services and promotes community awareness of the needs that these programs and services are designed to address.
Working together to address the unmet needs of Greenwich residents seeking support.
To learn more or make a donation, visit www.greenwichdhsfund.org

Greenwich Land Trust

Greenwich Land Trust’s mission is to conserve open space, to connect our community with the natural world, and to inspire the next generation of conservationists. GLT permanently protects more than 850 acres of diverse habitats, from the tidal marshes of Long Island Sound, to meadows and orchards, and the lush woodlands of the backcountry. Your donation supports GLT’s efforts to protect and steward the land that is the foundation of Greenwich Land Trust’s conservation mission, as well to build a community around conservation, engaging people of all generations to care for the natural resources that contribute to the historic character and scenic beauty of Greenwich.

 

Greenwich United Way

The Greenwich United Way develops dynamic programs that benefit the lives of all Greenwich residents. Their Direct Impact Programs directly impact the community with services relating to Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions (ECAGS) and Youth Impact Programming. “Direct Impact is another example of how since 1933 the Greenwich United Way has been Finding, Funding and Fixing the health, education and self-sufficiency needs of Greenwich. We are especially proud of our ECAGS program which is working to narrow the achievement gap in Greenwich,” says CEO David Rabin. Learn more about their ECAGS program here https://greenwichunitedway.org/drive-to-425/ and about Greenwich United Way at greenwichunitedway.org.

Impact Fairfield County

Impact Fairfield County is a collective giving circle that engages women of Fairfield County, Connecticut in local philanthropy on a deeper level. We unite women by together providing large, transformational grants to local non-profits. We strive to reach the underserved and improve the lives of those in our community.

[email protected] | 917-734-5812

India Culture Center

ICC’s mission is to foster inclusion. We host cultural events and celebrations to educate and engage the community in Indian culture. ICC also connects seniors in the community through bi-monthly luncheons which ICC partly underwrites. ICC’s signature event is HoliFest, a joyful community wide celebration of the festival of Holi.

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich is a social service agency providing high quality and accessible services for all ages and stages in the greater Greenwich community. Our programming includes counseling and psychological services, senior support, family services, and immigration and legal services.

Junior League of Greenwich

The Junior League of Greenwich is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.

The Junior League of Greenwich has served and helped the Greenwich community grow for over 60 years, playing a major role in designing and establishing a wealth of services for the community. While the JLG’s role may no longer be directly visible, many of the services that have touched the lives of Greenwich residents were conceived, initiated, and implemented by the League.

The JLG administers projects for approximately 2 to 10 years, usually turning them over to an existing agency or organization. Some projects become independent entities. A sample of past Junior League of Greenwich projects include:

  • Bruce Park Boundless Playground
  • Child Care 2000 (now Children’s Day School)
  • Greenwich Safety Town
  • Greenwich Skatepark
  • Greenwich United Way
  • Greenwich Youth Film Festival
  • Kids in Crisis (birth to 17)
  • Marine Discovery Room at The Bruce Museum
  • Parents Exchange
  • Pre-K at Hamilton Avenue
  • Western Greenwich Civic Center Playground

Please consider giving to the Junior League of Greenwich this season to support current and future community projects!

Kids in Crisis

Kids In Crisis is Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community education programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises. Since 1978, Kids In Crisis has helped more than 164,000 children and families in southern Connecticut. Last year, 4,651 children and families received assistance from our organization. For 45 years, Kids In Crisis has been working on behalf of kids who are at risk, every day in the following ways:

24-hour Helpline (203-661-1911): Need help? Not sure? Trained Crisis Counselors are available to provide immediate help, and assess services needed to address and work through any situation regarding the welfare of a child.

Outreach: Once the phone is answered, Crisis Counselors provide immediate help and often work face-to-face for intervention and individualized plan development. Crisis Counselors are also available to respond to and collaborate with community providers.

SafeHaven for Kids: Kids In Crisis offers temporary shelter for children and teens in need of a safe place to stay during a time of crisis. Shelter services include counseling, on-site medical assessment, educational support, advocacy and strengths based perspective to build resiliency in each client.

SafeTalk: An age-appropriate empowerment program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, is presented by professional staff and trained community volunteers in area schools. SafeTalk teaches children how to recognize and respond to potentially dangerous situations including, bullies, strangers and inappropriate touch.

TeenTalk: TeenTalk is a Kids In Crisis exclusively designed program, that places specially-trained Master’s-level mental health counselors in many Fairfield County middle and high schools to identify and help students navigate difficult personal, family and school-related issues.

Lighthouse: Kids In Crisis’ newest program is a welcoming, inclusive and safe space where lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies meet regularly. Visit www.kidsincrisis.org for meeting times and locations.

KidTalk: Children at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich receive onsite mental health counseling from a Kids In Crisis KidTalk Counselor, who also educates and guides staff, and collaborates closely with the kids’ schools and families.

InterAgency Team: Kids In Crisis provides case management for this voluntary juvenile justice prevention program for identified at-risk students in Greenwich public K-12 schools. Like the JRB, it requires buy-in and contractual commitments from students and parents.

Juvenile Review Board: Kids In Crisis case management for teens in this voluntary restorative justice program for youth who have committed a minor first-time offense. The JRB is collaborative with the Greenwich Police Dept. and Dept. of Social Services.

Safe Place:  Kids In Crisis serves as the local coordinator for this national program, through which businesses and community sites connect youth in crisis to immediate support services.

Kids in Crisis has a large holiday drive distributing clothing and toys to over 300 children in need in Fairfield County. One of the ways we receive donated items is through our Amazon Wish List. Please help the holiday drive HERE.

Mothers for Others

As moms know, babies need diapers all day, every day, and that need doesn’t stop for the holiday season. For families on a limited income, parents are often faced with difficult choices this time of year as they try to make the season special, but struggle to meet basic needs. You can help local parents keep their children clean, dry and healthy with a donation to the Mothers for Others Diaper Fund. Your gift will help support the nearly 600 children a month served by Mothers for Others. To learn more and make a donation, visit www.mothersforothers.org.

Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor was founded in 1975 by caring members of the community and is committed to supporting Greenwich residents in need by providing access to nutritious foods and household essentials. The harsh reality of food insecurity is faced by many of our neighbors.

Your support is needed more than ever as prices continue to rise for these necessities. With your assistance, we can continue to provide food on a weekly basis and personal care items monthly to all of our clients. Our monthly programs feature brand new clothing, pillows, backpacks, etc.

Your donation will help us advance our mission of supporting our neighbors in an atmosphere of kindness and respect.

To learn more about Neighbor to Neighbor and make a donation, visit www.ntngreenwich.org

By joining hands, we can make a difference.

Pathways

As mental health becomes a priority in our community due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our families, Pathways has been at the forefront of serving adults with severe mental illness for over 40 years.

We need your support to continue to provide housing, compassionate care and exceptional case management services to our clients. Together, we can help our clients live their best lives possible.

Pitch Your Peers

Our mission is to engage women in local philanthropy and to collectively fund grants to nonprofit initiatives that serve Greenwich, CT. Through our internal pitch process, our members educate their peers about unmet needs in the community by championing the causes about which they are most passionate. Pitch Your Peers is committed to promoting volunteerism, informed philanthropy, and collaborative giving, as well as to fostering connections among women looking to share and grow their interests in these areas.

 

REACH Prep

REACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower high-achieving, Black & Latinx students from underserved communities to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders. We support 250 Scholars annually from Fairfield and Westchester counties and the Bronx and have served almost 500 families since inception in 1994. Our 12-year program model includes rigorous preparation, individualized support, and close academic monitoring from the summer after 4th grade through college graduation and beyond. We offer high-quality educational and summer opportunities, maintain high expectations, and provide consistent, ongoing support for the students and their families. As a result, 100% of our Scholars graduate from high school, 100% matriculate to a 4-year university, and 90% of our Scholars graduate from college in 4-6 years which is more than twice the national average for Black and Latinx students. Additionally, $11million of need-based financial aid is awarded to our students each year by independent schools and colleges.

Your donation will help fund:
-Prep Academy: our 15-month program which provides rigorous preparation for independent school
-Individualized support for Scholars and their families at all stages of their educational & early professional careers
-Summer enrichment opportunities for middle school and high school Scholars
-College exploration and visitation for high school Scholars
-Professional development and career planning initiatives
-Technology needs of Scholars

Any level of support can have a direct impact in the lives of our Scholars- thank you for your consideration & generosity!

To learn more, visit: https://reachprep.org/ or contact Development Manager Brianne Moulder at [email protected]

Swim Across America

Make waves to fight cancer at the 18th annual Swim Across America Fairfield County open water swim on Saturday, June 29, 2024. This family fun event raises funds for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, on beautiful Dolphin Cove on the border of Greenwich and Stamford, which is the location for the swim! Join as a swimmer, land or water volunteer (boater, kayaker, paddle boarder) or donate to support an individual or team. Swim distances available are 1/2-mile, 1.5-mile or 3-miles. If you aren’t a swimmer or won’t be available on June 29, you can still participate with “SAA My Way,” a virtual offering where you decide your activity and timeline. All ages can make an impact! Swim Across America Fairfield County also offers team and community pool swims, water polo tournaments, rowing/erg challenges, an annual Sip & Shop event, and for area teens, a Junior Advisory Board. Swim Across America Fairfield County is one of the most Inspiring and fun events for the whole family!  Learn more at swimacrossamerica.org/fc or contact event director Nancy Carr at nancycarr@swimacrossamerica.org.

The Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG)

Specialized transportation for seniors and disabled residents of Greenwich.

TAG will drive you to all medical appointments, whether your Doctor is in Greenwich, Stamford, Rye, White Plains or Norwalk. We also will take you to shopping, visiting, beach, parks, where ever you would like to go. TAG also have 25 passenger vans to accommodate large group outings, such as Restaurants, Plays, and many social events. TAG really does “Drive Greenwich” so give us a call, 203-637-4345.

TAG

UJA-JCC Greenwich

We enrich, support and connect Greenwich and Jewish communities in Israel and worldwide with exceptional cultural and educational programs, advocacy and Jewish philanthropy.

To realize our mission, we are guided by these values:

  • Community
  • Working together to build a caring and inclusive Community connecting us to our heritage, our humanity and each other.
  • Charity
  • Inspiring giving to support and ensure a vibrant Community locally and around the world.
  • Continuity
  • Encouraging ongoing community engagement in Philanthropy and education to deepen responsibility and leadership

The Undies Project

Our mission is to provide new underwear to men, women and children in need to improve their lives. Underwear is the most under-donated, yet most needed, item of clothing. No one should be deprived of the simple, daily necessity of clean underwear that many of us take for granted. Hygiene and physical comfort are only a part of this basic human need. New, clean underwear also provides dignity and self esteem. For many, underwear is a necessity, not a luxury. The Undies Project relies on the support of individuals, businesses and communities. With this support we receive donations of underwear, or monetary donations so that we can purchase wholesale underwear, to donate to our growing list of partner agencies who serve those who are homeless, living in shelters or who are on a low income. Neighbor to Neighbor and Kids in Crisis are just two of the local area agencies we donate to. Please donate whatever you can this holiday season so that we can continue to fulfill our mission. No amount is too small to make a difference.

Waterside School

Waterside School is an independent school in Stamford, CT serving preK through fifth-grade students from under-served communities with outstanding academic opportunities since 2001. The average cost for one student to attend Waterside is $25,000, yet tuition makes up just 5% of our annual budget. Our robust scholarship program ensures no child is turned away due to limitations in income or circumstance.

Since 2013, 100% of Waterside graduates have been placed in independent schools. The School builds lifelong partnerships with students and their families, beginning when children enroll at the age of four and continuing support throughout college and early career. Your gift will allow us to continue to educate the leaders of tomorrow––thank you for your support and generosity.

To learn more about Waterside School, contact Kaitlyn Winterbottom, Director of Advancement.

[email protected] | (203) 975-8579 Ext. 301| watersideschool.org

YMCA of Greenwich

For over 106 years, the YMCA of Greenwich has served as the heart of our community. It is part of our proud past, chronicled by the life-changing programs and services. While the programs and activities have evolved throughout the years, one thing remains constant—the Y brings our community together. All ages. All backgrounds. All abilities. And, we have plans for a bright future.

A community nonprofit organization, the Y is a welcoming facility where individuals come together to connect, inspire, and support each other. It is where families meet forever-friends, anyone learn to swim, where kids and teens build confidence and find their niche, where those with special needs feel welcome and empowered, where seniors remain engaged physically and socially, where cancer survivors regain strength, where all ages achieve better physical and mental health, where those who need a helping hand are embraced, and where we all stay connected.

The generosity of our donors makes it possible for the Y to fulfill its charitable mission providing programs and resources to strengthen spirit, mind, and body for all. Thanks to donations, the Y is where everybody belongs and where our community becomes stronger.

To support the YMCA of Greenwich and learn more about our programs, please visit: https://greenwichymca.securetracon.com/

YWCA Greenwich

YWCA Greenwich is a multi-service non-profit that has been serving the Town of Greenwich and surrounding region for over 100 years. YWCA Greenwich helps improve the health and well-being of girls, boys, women, and men of all ages, regardless of racial or gender identities. Everything we do is anchored in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. We do this through our many programs such as Aquatics, Fitness classes, our NAEYC accredited preschool, our summer camps including ACA accredited Camp TAYITO, Domestic Abuse Services, and many more! Your donation to YWCA Greenwich will provide financial aid to enable children to participate in important programs and will enable YWCA Greenwich to provide free community events and services.

For more information and to make a donation, please go to www.ywcagreenwich.org

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