Things I Like

Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC)

One of my colleagues has a sister who is hard of hearing. She has vastly benefitted from The Center for Hearing and Communication. The positive effects of this organization are palpable. From the CHC website: The Center for Hearing and Communication provides hearing health services to people of all ages who have a hearing loss.   Continue Reading »

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Finding Cures. Saving Children. This is all about finding cures for childhood cancer. I am passionate about this cause (and St. Jude’s) because I feel that every child should be born with the right to become an adult. From St Jude’s website: St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here  Continue Reading »

GrowNYC

I love this organization because it affects many different areas of the community. I love it because it involves the greenmarket… I love it because it educates about recycling… I love it because it adds beauty to so many communities and public spaces in New York. From the GrowNYC website: GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which  Continue Reading »

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name  Continue Reading »

Share Our Strength

Share Our Strength began in the basement of a row house on Capitol Hill in 1984, in response to the ‘84-‘85 famine in Ethiopia. Brother and sister Bill and Debbie Shore started the organization with the belief that everyone has a strength to share in the global fight against hunger and poverty, and that in  Continue Reading »

Wellness In The Schools

Wellness in the Schools inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools across the country. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and students, Wellness in the Schools creates healthier schools and families. WITS believes that healthy bodies make healthy minds, in  Continue Reading »

City Harvest

City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions. Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year,  Continue Reading »