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Eastchester Community Fund Launches 2014 Campaign

The Community Fund of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe recently announced the launch of its 2014 campaign.
The Community Fund of Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe recently announced the launch of its 2014 campaign. Photo Credit: Courtesy The Community Fund

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The 2014 campaign for the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe is under way.

“For 95 years the Community Fund has been an integral part of our community. The campaign is low-key, but the value the Community Fund provides is extraordinary,” said Community Fund President Jeff Rohr in a news release. “Community Fund volunteers and those who have had a need for the services supported by the Community Fund appreciate its importance; whether it’s flu shot programs, the purchase of our local ambulance, end of life counseling, or any one of the 24 agencies and programs we support, contributions to the Community Fund stay in our community and help make this a better place to live.”

The Community Fund supports agencies and community programs with services in Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe. The services include "family initiatives including cancer support groups, bereavement counseling, drug and alcohol support groups and family counseling services," "senior living assistance including escorts for transportation, housecleaning services, shopping assistance and recreational programs," "youth support including after school programs, teen scene activities, summer enrichment programs, and drug and substance abuse education in BET schools" and "health-care funding for community flu shot programs, funding the purchase of new EVAC ambulances, and end of life counseling," according to the press release.

“During this time when the government is cutting its funding to so many programs, it's as critical as ever that we step up our support of these agencies that help make our community so great,” said Doug Meyer, campaign co-chair for Bronxville, in the release.

The other Co-Chairs for the 2014 Campaign are David Kuhns for Bronxville and Neal Denning and Susan Kutzin for Eastchester/Tuckahoe, according to the release.

“The Fall Campaign is our principal source of fundraising each year," said Melinda Burge, Executive Director of the Fund, in the news release. "Its success determines how much we are able to support the agencies and community programs that depend on us.”

Contributions can be made on The Community Fund website , by phone at 914-337-8808 or by sending pledges by cash or check made payable to The Community Fund, 17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville, NY 10708.

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