HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $8,000 to Five Local Charities

HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $8,000 to Five Local Charities
From left, Mary Prenon and Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation; Clare Murray, Executive Director, Community Center of Northern Westchester, Carol Christiansen and Ralph Gabay, HG Realtor Foundation.

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation recently donated $8,300 to five local charities in the Hudson Valley. They include: United Hospice of Rockland in New City; Friends of Karen in North Salem, the Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah, Green Chimneys in Brewster and Volunteer New York in Tarrytown.

Founded in 1978, Friends of Karen provides financial and emotional support to the families of children with serious illnesses. “The support of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation provides a lifeline for families whose lives have been deeply affected by their child’s life-threatening illness, made even more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are tremendously grateful to the foundation for their help and concern for the well-being of ill children in our community during this very challenging time,” explained Judith Factor, Friends of Karen’s executive director.

The Community Center of Northern Westchester provides food, clothing, education and job training for needy families and individuals throughout Northern Westchester County. Founded in 1992, it now serves nearly 3,000 families in 38 Northern Westchester communities. “We are so grateful for this generous gift from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation. Their partnership in our work will help us to reduce food insecurity in our community and offer hope and stability to those who need it most,” said Clare Murray, executive director of the Center.

HGAR Realtor and Affiliate members volunteer at Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains.

Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs, while Volunteer New York coordinates volunteer efforts throughout Westchester for various non-profits.

Both HGAR Realtor and Affiliate members also recently volunteered to help sort furnishings and household goods at Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains. The organization serves individuals and families in transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Additional volunteer efforts this year have brought HGAR members to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Cornwall to help stock shelves and pack groceries, as well as a cleanup at Croton Gorge Park for the Westchester Parks Foundation. Another volunteer event is planned for next month at Visions in Spring Valley.

To be considered for a grant, please visit www.HGRealtorFoundation.com and complete the application.

As concerned members of the communities it works in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities that serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere. The focus of the foundation’s efforts will be in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.

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