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.
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.
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These programs provide non-financial relief so that caregivers do not have to choose between baby items and rent, food or medicine.
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.
Literacy Library provides books to families and school districts in under-resourced communities.
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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.
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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.
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Junior Advisory Board
Our Junior Advisory Board of high school students from across Westchester engages future leaders on poverty.
As part of a group, students will learn and discuss the needs of our neighbors and award money to local nonprofits through a grant review process designed specifically for teens. Our students research organizations throughout Westchester that support a cause they find meaningful and ultimately become the contact person responsible for communicating with the nonprofit directors. As part of the program, students learn how to evaluate grants and differentiate between projects. Each grant received is discussed as a group in order to identify the most impactful applications. The program culminates with the selection of several organizations to receive grant money