United Way of Scarsdale-Edgemon recently awarded their 2012 Local Presence Program grant recipients with over $5,400 in grants to help fund local community-based human and health service organizations.
2012 Local Presence Grants:
- The Edgemont Scholarship Council: Focused on ensuring no child is denied a college education due to insufficient finances.
- Friends of Scarsdale Library: Dedicated to supporting the Scarsdale Public Library as it serves their community. Funds from the Local Presence Grant will be used to provide innovative programs that promote social, emotional and academic development for children with special needs, including educational performances, yoga classes, and films.
- Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester: Provides extraordinary and dignified comfort, care and compassion to individuals and families within the Westchester community facing serious or life-threatening illness. The organization will continue to support and expand their Complementary Care Program, focused on providing therapeutic massage, reflexology, reiki, art, music, and acupuncture therapies for hospice patients and their families.
- Westchester Coalition for the Hungry & Homeless, Inc: A not-for-profit focused on alleviating issues related to hunger and homelessness in the Westchester area.
- Scarsdale High School PTA Scholarship Fund: Provides one year grants to graduating seniors of Scarsdale High School to use toward their first year of college.
- The Scarsdale Foundation: Promotes civic welfare in the community of Scarsdale by providing support for institutions and individuals that encourage education and human development.
Congratulations to all of these amazing organizations!