Your Community In Action with Arlene Salman
Airing every Friday at 1:00 PM
We interview the organizations and people who are making a difference in the health and well-being of your community, in the Non-Profit world.
Looking for a reputable organization to donate your time or money to? Many listens keep track in their own notebooks the organizations that Arlene showcases, and never feel lost when its time to give back.
|Furniture Sharehouse||Providing free furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity.||furnituresharehouse.org||(914) 834-1294|
|Westchester Children’s Museum||A learning laboratory providing children, families and school groups throughout Westchester and the surrounding region the opportunity to nurture curiosity, enhance knowledge and ignite imagination through creative hands-on exploration.||discoverwcm.org||(914) 421-5050|
|Project Linus||To provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”||projectlinus.org||(914) 262-9291|
|Volunteer New York||To inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community.||volunteernewyork.org||(914) 948-4452|
|Make a Wish||Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.||wish.org||(212) 957-9474|
|Westchester Disabled On the Move||Empower people with disabilities to control their own lives;|
Advocate for civil rights and a barrier free society;
Encourage people with disabilities to participate in the political process;
Educate government, business, other entities, and society as a whole to understand, accept, and accommodate people with disabilities;
Create an environment that inspires self-respect.
To Improve the quality of life and the rights for all people with disabilities
|Music Conservatory||We believe in the inherent power of music to provide personal enrichment, creative expression, lifelong learning, cultural appreciation, and joy for everyone.||musicconservatory.org||(914) 761-3900|
|Parkinson’s Foundation||The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.||parkinson.org||(800) 473-4636|
|Mental Health Association of Westchester||MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaborative work. Our highly trained staff utilize evidence-based practices throughout our comprehensive array of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented services.||mhawestchester.org||(914) 345-0700 ext. 7303|
|Cancer Support Team||The only Westchester-based nonprofit home care program, licensed by the New York State Department of Health, providing professional nursing education and support, social work counseling, case management and other cancer-related services to patients and family members living in southern Westchester. Our services are delivered free of charge and without regard to insurance coverage and at any stage of the illness.||cancersupportteam.org||(914) 777-2777|
|Friends of Karen||Provide emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope.||friendsofkaren.org||(914) 617 4051|
|Wise Giving Alliance||A standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of publicly-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.||give.org||(703) 247-9321|
|The Alzheimer’s Association||The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.||alz.org||(800) 272-3900|
|Paws Crossed||At Paws Crossed, we believe that our mission is best fulfilled through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, advocacy, collaboration and education. We believe in always working to create a better world for pets and for people as a unified community!||pawscrossedny.org||(914) 372-7878|
|Westchester Jewish Community Services||WJCS is a comprehensive human services organization that helps people of all ages and backgrounds overcome emotional, social, educational, vocational, disability, and spiritual challenges so they can lead lives with strength, resilience, and confidence.||wjcs.org||(914) 761-0600|
|DOROT||DOROT is a nonprofit organization addressing the challenges of an aging population.|
We serve our clients with a diverse range of programs and services.
We deliver those programs and services through intergenerational connections with volunteers of all ages.
|Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services||Twenty percent of Westchester residents are ages 60 and older. The rich value of this population subset does not go unnoticed in Westchester County. Recognizing the different and varying needs of its senior citizen community, the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the year, some are ongoing and some are annual events.||seniorcitizens.westchestergov.com|
|Volunteer New York!||Volunteer New York!’s core mission is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community.||volunteernewyork.org||(914) 948-4452|
|Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie||The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie is a 174 year-old organization dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment that improves lives and empowers at-risk children and families in the Hudson Valley and surrounding communities.||childrenshome.us||(845) 452-1420 x177|
|Mental Health Association of Westchester||MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaborative work.||mhawestchester.org||(914) 345- 5900|