12 Nov GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT: 4 NYC CHARITIES THAT DESERVE YOUR DONATIONS
FEELING GENEROUS? CONSIDER DONATING TO ONE OF THESE AMAZING NY CHARITIES
It’s the season of giving, and for New Yorkers, there are more than a few charities in this great city that deserve your consideration, not just this holiday season, but throughout the year.
Why not seize the spirit of the season and choose a great New York charity that supports immigrant community empowerment to donate to this year? When you put your money into these amazing organizations, you can rest assured that you’re helping making NYC a better place.
Here are 4 incredible NYC charities to consider for your donations this season.
FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY
Nearly a million and a half people in New York rely on soup kitchens and food banks for at least part of their daily sustenance; the Food Bank for New York City is instrumental in ensuring that those in need have the resources, education and support that they need to persevere.
In 2014, the Food Bank provided more than 74 million pounds of food to over 1,000 food assistance programs throughout the 5 Boroughs.
Your donation to the Food Bank will help further the organization’s efforts to end poverty and assist with people’s mental health in the 5 boroughs of NYC, as well as providing education, income assistance and nutritional support for low income families in need throughout New York City.
This great organization is New York City’s largest organization for helping provide educational resources and small-group tutoring to disadvantaged families and students in our local community.
Learning Leaders focuses on preparing parents to aid in their children’s educational future, providing workshops, training and interactive sessions to instill the knowledge and experience that parents need to take an active part in their child’s education.
Learning Leaders also helps prepare parents and students for the college admissions process and offers life-coaching on a range of topics, from creating good study habits to learning good organizational habits.
THE CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY
The Children’s Aid Society in one of the best charities in NYC and it was established over 150 years ago as a resource for impoverished and abandoned children. Today, it continues that legacy of service and aid by providing support to disadvantaged children in all of New York’s boroughs, as well as Westchester County.
The CAS begins its support before the children are even born, by providing prenatal services and healthcare to expectant mothers in need. They also provide learning resources in a number of disciplines, including academics, sports, extracurriculars, and arts education. They’re also proud to offer housing assistance, health care access and counseling services to both needy children and their families.
Your donation to this historic New York charity could help ensure that a number of disadvantaged children in NYC get the healthcare, educational resources, and support they desperately need.
ASTEP: ARTISTS STRIVING TO END POVERTY
ASTEP was started as a resource for helping underprivileged kids in New York get access to the arts.
From theatre and music to painting, writing and reading, ASTEP works to instill a love and regard for creativity and expression in its kids. They also host workshops in theatre, music and art, provide camps, and collaborate with schools and other organizations to help provide these services in the places where they are most needed.
ASTEP functions on a critically-acclaimed and well-researched curriculum, and relies on the passion of volunteer artists to make a difference in the lives of underserved children in the city.
As the holidays approach, we urge you to consider getting involved with one of New York’s charities. Executive Ground Transportation is proud to provide a list of wonderful organizations that offer great causes and opportunities for giving back. We hope this will inspire you to make a difference in our community and donate your time or resources this holiday season.
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