Residents of Northern Westchester gathered on Thursday, August 3, 2017, to celebrate the community’s tradition of caring for those in need through UJA-Federation of New York. The evening’s Trivia Night took place at Mount Kisco Country Club.
Funds raised at the event go to UJA-Federation, which supports a network of more than 80 core partners and hundreds of other nonprofit organizations, large and small. These nonprofits provide food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, independence for the elderly, jobs for the unemployed, as well as stimulating education programs for people in New York, in Israel, and in nearly 70 countries.
Guests brought diapers and other clothing items for Kids Kloset, a volunteer-driven program run by UJA core partner Westchester Jewish Community Services. Kids Kloset provides disadvantaged children in Westchester with donated clothing, diapers, and other items free of charge, distributing nearly 13,000 bags since its inception. The gathering also heard from Kids Kloset Director Stephanie Roth.
“Locally, we help to sustain those in poverty, individuals and families dealing with mental-health challenges and special needs, JCCs, the elderly and Holocaust survivors, and more,” said Erica Wohlstadter, who served as event chair with Rebecca Kohn, both of Chappaqua. “We work to strengthen the Jewish community and increase Jewish identity through our work with synagogues, educational institutions, Jewish camping, innovative programming, and more.”