Thrift Shop Grants 2020
$53,000 given to local charities this year!
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, many of our grant recipients are in dire need of support NOW. The Women's Association decided to give out Thrift Shop Grants early with the money made before the pandemic hit. A huge thank-you to Suzanne Davies, who is keeping us all going, and to Debbie Zingg, Grant Committee chair, who pulled the Grant Committee together early.
Following is the list of this year's recipients. To learn more about these organizations, click below for their websites:
PLEASE also consider a donation of your own to these worthy organizations.
Bread of Life Food Pantry: The grant from RPC will help towards buying food for those in need in the community.
The Bridge Fund of Westchester: The grant from RPC will allow the Bridge Fund to prevent homelessness for multiple local families.
Carver Center, Inc.: A grant from RPC will be used to help the Carver Market during this unprecedented crisis.
Children’s Center for Learning: A grant from RPC will help fund the most critical needs, such as food.
Community Resource Center: A grant from RPC will be used to provide their most critical needs to support their community.
Five Steps to Five: A grant from RPC will help cover the increasing costs of this program and most critical needs.
Friends of Karen: A grant from RPC will help provide supermarket gift cards and emergency funds to Westchester County families in dire need of food assistance.
Friends of Rye Nature Center: A grant from RPC will be used to support scholarship opportunities for their Forest Preschool and summer camp, impacting families who need financial assistance.
Furniture Sharehouse: A grant from RPC will be used to provide bedroom, living room and dining room furniture for multiple families in our community, most in need.
Kids S.P.A.C.E. of Rye: A grant from RPC will help fund scholarships for local working families in need of financial assistance.
Lifting Up Westchester: A grant from RPC will support their most critical needs in their community.
My Sisters' Place: A grant from RPC will help provide necessary supportive and legal aid to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in Westchester County.
Rye Presbyterian Nursery School: A grant from the Women’s Association will go directly towards scholarships awarded for the next school year.
Rye Recreation Department: A grant from RPC will be used to fund programming for summer camp for children to Senior Adults.
Rise Against Hunger: A grant from RPC will fund a church-wide mission project to help compile food packages for people in need around the world.
The Sharing Shelf: A grant from RPC will be used to support its ongoing clothing program.
Soul Ryeders & Friends: A grant from RPC will help fund their Care Packages related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they meet the needs in our community who have been diagnosed with cancer and are moving forward with treatment.
Youth Shelter Program of Westchester: A grant from RPC will be used to support continued learning with the purchase of new laptops and webcams, as they roll out new virtual programming.
Finally, we would like to congratulate the following organizations who were honored by our Kellogg Award recipients:
Carver Center, Five Steps to Five, and Sharing Shelf.