Impact

The Riverdale Y enriches lives by cultivating universally-shared values central to Jewish life, through educational, cultural, wellness, and service programs for all.

We do this through our values:

We create a space of belonging, where everyone feels respected and appreciated for who they are.

We build and strengthen community

We are committed to lifelong learning and growth

We have a responsibility to care for one another, in our local community and in our world

We nurture our minds, bodies and souls

In November, thanks to you, and all our volunteers…

  • We packed 175 lbs of rice and 165 lbs of beans, making 700 individual bags of uncooked rice and beans for persons who use the Friendly Fridges
  • We packed over 200 care packages for troops in hot spots
  • We went to AFYA Foundation, learned how to properly sort medical supplies, and sorted over 250 lbs

In October, thanks to you, and all our volunteers…

  • We donated 66 pints of blood, saving 198 lives in the process! Next Blood Drive is on January 16.
  • We supported over 1,000 people at the Tom Chapin Concert on October 9
  • We hosted games, and arts and crafts at Amalgamated Fall Festival, serving over 200  members (young and older!) in our community.

In September, thanks to you, and all our volunteers…

  • We supplied over 270 sandwiches for the friendly fridges!
  • We made and gifted over 400 gift bags for Rosh Hashanah to our community!
  • We delivered over 500 lbs of food to homebound older adults, and the local food pantries!