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Sponsor A Family Join Our Backpack and Kids’ Clothing Drive!

For all our local friends here in the Rivertowns….

Help us fill our new office with donations for Yonkers kids in need!

Family-to-Family’s summer backpack and children’s clothing drive (fall and winter clothing only) starts NOW here in Hastings on Hudson! Great opportunity to pass on gently used kids’ clothes, shoes and backpacks to local kids in need. Clothes need to be in near mint condition and freshly washed, and backpacks should be clean inside and out and barely worn.

Drop donations off Monday – Thursday from noon-4:00 or by appointment if needed (pkoner@family-to-family.org). We’re at 416 Warburton Avenue, right across from Antoinette’s.

MORE LOCAL DRIVES TO COME! 
September – Gently used children’s coats
November – Turkeys and Thanksgiving food items
December – (New) Toys toys toys!
February – Children’s new pajamas
May – First Aid Supplies

DON’T LIVE IN THE RIVERTOWNS BUT WANT TO JOIN? Start your own local drive and we’ll find a recipient organization near you to accept your donations. Email moreinfo@family-to-family.org.


Kid Power!

A heartfelt thank you to a fourth grade girl at Stony Brook Elementary school in Rockaway Township, New Jersey who wanted to make a difference and DID.

Her teacher helped her organize a book drive where she collected a whopping six hundred gently used children’s books for Family-to-Family’s GivingWorks empathy project.

The books, along with 125 backpacks donated by the same student, are headed to the Newark, New Jersey YMWCA, where preteen and teenage kids living in poverty will participate in a GivingWorks event – choosing books they will read and then give to younger children in need. We call this double giving!


Summer Backpack Drive for Orlando

Even though school just ended, in Orlando, our community partner Pauline Jackson is thinking about the end of August, when school will start up again. 

Most of the struggling families she works with can’t afford the school supplies and backpacks their children will need. Some of these kids are homeless and living out of cars; most are children of single mothers; all are very low income.

To help, as we did last year, Family-to-Family has put together an Amazon wishlist we’re calling “Pauline’s Kids.”

If everyone pitches in a little bit we can help hundreds of kids start the school year off right!


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In the fall of 2002 The New York Times ran a series of articles on poverty in the U.S. One of those articles described the township of Pembroke, Illinois, a community so poor that many houses had dirt floors and there were tires on the roofs to keep them from blowing away.

After reading that article, Pam Koner, a Westchester, New York mom and entrepreneur knew she had to do something to help. (More...)