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On this special edition of The Local Live, we’re showcasing those special organizations in our community. These not-for-profits invest time and effort to help others and make us more aware of social and education causes.
The Mamaroneck and Larchmont Hunger Task Force. This organization runs a food pantry that hands out bags of nutritious groceries twice each month which includes meals for four days. It’s an all-volunteer organization whose members gather, pack and distribute the food.
Habitat of Westchester is an organization of thousands of volunteers who work to defeat poverty and homelessness throughout Westchester County, and to build acceptable, affordable shelters a matter of principles and public action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life and all faiths to help build houses in partnership with families in need.
Even animals in our community are organized to help. ECAD, which stands for Educating Canines Assisting with Disabilities. This nonprofit has composed a program called Project Heal which assists veterans who suffer from physical injuries, PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
Did you know that 80% of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders are unemployed? Girl AGain is a first-of-a-kind laboratory where young women work without the pressures of for-profit businesses. Girl AGain utilizes the most effective training methods so that traditional employers as well as entrepreneurs can hopefully hire people on the Autism Spectrum. This is Yes She Can.
The mission of PrideWorks is to inform the community about the realities of growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and to inspire respect and support for LGBTQ people and to advocate for positive change.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The STEM Alliance is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to intensify K-!2 STEM education and to enrich initiatives that benefit, students, parents and teachers in our schools and community. The alliance is an enterprising group of parents, teachers, students, alumni, business leaders and community members. A special event, STEMtastic Saturday was held at the Hommocks Middle School.
The mission of My Sister’s Place is to enlist every member of society to end domestic violence and human trafficking, so that every relationship can grasp the principles of respect, equality and peacefulness.
With rising tuition prices, many parents worry when it’s time to send their children to college. With the help of the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Student Aid Fund, many students have the chance to to fulfill dreams of getting a college education.
The Civil Air Patrol is for people who aren’t afraid of heights, love adventure and are passionate about serving the community during emergency situations.
At Home on the Sound is a nonprofit organization that provides senior citizens in our community with the assistance they need to continue to live confidently at home.
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