(Our) Mission

Our mission is to support neighbors in our community that struggle to meet basic human needs.

(Why) We Exist

(914) Cares was founded with the goal of helping to take care of our neighbors struggling with even the most basic needs: food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care. In the beginning, we simply acted as a conduit for donations of goods and volunteer hours for some amazing local nonprofits doing extraordinary work.
As we delved deeper, we realized that there was poverty right next door and all throughout Westchester. We were shocked and alarmed that this level of need existed in our own County. We also quickly realized that we had a strong base of supporters who wanted to help. So, we grew organically, first by increasing our geographical focus to include all of Westchester County, and then by expanding the programs within (914) cares. Today, we are proud to have both Empty Bowls Westchester and Kids’ Kloset as successful programs within our organization.
Additionally, as a mom of 2 (almost always) amazing kids, I found myself struggling with teaching them the importance of volunteerism. The more parents I spoke with, the more I realized that we all wanted the same thing: to teach our children empathy. With that in mind, we embarked on another expansion of our mission to include Family Volunteer events. We have created family events packing bags at Kids’ Kloset, cooking food for the clients of Neighbors Link, hosting parties for the children at the Cottage School, making holiday cards for kids in the hospital and many other opportunities, all with the goal of fostering actionable generosity in our youth.
Moving forward, our focus will continue to be helping our neighbors in need by supporting local nonprofits as well as maintaining and growing our existing programs, with the ultimate goal to eradicate the cycle of poverty in Westchester.
We are so thankful for our supporters and volunteers all throughout the County. Together, we will strengthen the spirit of our community.

(Our) Team

Officers
Jessica Reinmann
Jessica Reinmann
Chairman
Michael Slomsky
Michael Slomsky
Vice Chairman
Linda Nash
Linda Nash
Treasurer
Dana Berk
Dana Berk
Secretary
Stephanie Roth
Stephanie Roth
Vice Chair of Programing
Staff
Jessica Reinmann
Jessica Reinmann
Chief Executive Officer
Amy Lehroff
Amy Lehroff
Chief Strategy & Communications Officer
Lena Cavanna
Lena Cavanna
Director of Community Engagement
Stephanie Roth
Stephanie Roth
Executive Director, Kids' Kloset
Lauren Schwarzfeld
Lauren Schwarzfeld
Project Manager
Lori Schwartz
Lori Schwartz
Office Manager

(Who) Inspires Us

Any definition of a successful life must include serving others.

President George H. W. Bush
President George H. W. Bush41st US President, Philanthropist

At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished . . . it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.

Denzel Washington
Denzel WashingtonActor, Director, Producer, Philanthropist

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

Princess Diana
Princess DianaPrincess of Wales

(Our) Sponsors