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URGENT NEEDS
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Below, please find the latest 914Cares initiatives that are in progress and need community support.

OVERVIEW

914Cares Programs are designed to help reduce financial stress, meet practical needs, and foster respect. Their success allows our neighbors in need to move forward.

Designed to meet evolving needs

People who struggle with financial security are routinely forced to make impossible choices between paying rent, utilities, and medical bills vs. purchasing essential supplies like clothing, diapers, and period products. Lack of these resources creates barriers to employment, education, childcare access, and causes mental and physical distress.

The majority of the necessities of daily living we provide are not covered by any public benefit programs. We help fill the gap with programs that reduce financial stress, meet practical daily needs, and foster respect.

Our focus on pragmatic, tangible assistance is matched by our attentiveness to human dignity and respect for those we serve: all items we provide are of good quality, carefully selected with the recipient in mind.

We have designed our program model with care. Rather than reinventing the wheel by launching new or duplicative services, we focus on needs that are not currently being met. We do this by continuously connecting with our Community Partners to learn of the ever-changing needs of their communities.

CLOTHING+

Clothing+ provides each recipient with a Bag of Love containing a week’s worth of clothing and bonus items such as books, toys, hygiene products, and period products.
More about Clothing+ >

ALL THINGS BABY

These programs provide non-financial relief so that caregivers do not have to choose between baby items and rent, food or medicine.

BABY BANK

This program provides a six-month supply of non-food infant essentials to families in need.

More about Baby Bank >

DIAPER BANK

This program provides a week’s worth of diapers and packages of wipes each month to families in need.

More about Diaper Bank >

PERSONAL CARE

These programs provide hygiene essentials that are financially out of reach for many people in our community, acknowledging the interconnection between good hygiene and health.

PERIOD PROJECT

This program distributes Flow Kits with a monthly supply of panty liners, pads, overnight pads, and tampons.

More about Period Project >

HYGIENE BANK

This program provides recipients with a kit that contains shampoo, body wash, soap, sanitizer and deodorant.

More about Hygiene Bank >

LITERACY LIBRARY

Literacy Library provides books to families and school districts in under-resourced communities.
More about Literacy Library >

POVERTY AWARENESS

Poverty can’t be solved unless it’s acknowledged. We do everything in our power to make sure everyone is aware of Westchester County’s unacceptable poverty crisis.
Learn more about Poverty In Westchester >

WESTCHESTER POVERTY SYMPOSIUM

We convene an annual Westchester Poverty Symposium where nonprofit leaders, elected officials, policymakers, funders, and others join together to share innovative ideas about community-driven partnerships.
More about the Westchester Poverty Symposium >

Teen Programing

Junior Advisory Board
Our Junior Advisory Board of high school students from across Westchester engages future leaders on poverty.

Spiral Giving

914Cares is excited to host a Spiral Giving club. Spiral Giving works with youth organizations and high schools to teach empathy and community-engagement to high school students. Program participants learn about the need in our community, research local nonprofit organizations, evaluate grant applications, and award crucial grant money to local charities.  This successful process helps develop leadership and fundraising skills and gives teens another way to make change in our community.