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Eastchester Community Fund Launches Campaign For 2016

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe has kicked off its 2016 fundraising campaign.
The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe has kicked off its 2016 fundraising campaign. Photo Credit: http://thecommunityfund.org/

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe Inc. has launched its 2016 campaign to raise funds for the 20-plus nonprofit social service agencies and community programs that rely on grants made directly from The Community Fund.

Doug Meyer, president of the board, said, "This is a special time of year for everyone involved with The Community Fund, as it shows the collective caring and generosity of our community. The fund has such a significant impact on so many of our residents at all stages of their lives and many of our member agencies wouldn't be able to serve our community without such strong support from our donors."

For 96 years, The Community Fund has been supporting agencies and community programs that provide services to residents of the Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe area, including:

  • Family initiatives, including cancer support groups, bereavement counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling services.
  • Senior living assistance, including escorts for transportation, housecleaning services, shopping assistance and recreational programs.
  • Youth support, including after-school programs, teen activities, summer enrichment programs, and drug and substance abuse education in BET schools.
  • Health care funding, including free flu shots in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and the funding for state-of-the-art ambulances for Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
"Our dedicated board members work closely with local volunteers throughout the year to evaluate the agencies we support and ensure that the funds raised from our annual campaign go directly back into the community in the most impactful way possible," said Melinda Burge, executive director.

Neal Denning, campaign co-chair for Eastchester, added, "The Community Fund's impact on our residents is felt throughout the BET community on a daily basis. Many of the local services and programs we all benefit from count on grants made by The Community Fund."

The other co-chairs for 2015 are Annette Healey Dowling and William Rizzo for Bronxville and Michael Calano for Eastchester/Tuckahoe.

Contributions can be made at www.thecommunityfund.org , by phone at 914-337-8808 or by sending a pledge, cash or check made payable to The Community Fund, 17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville, NY 10708.

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