Giving Back

June 10, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Garden of Hope, which has provided produce to local food pantries since 2014, has a new home at Willow Park. The garden’s first major workday took place on Saturday, May 22, and attracted hundreds of volunteers, including local Girls Scouts and members of the Westchester ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown residents who were in town early on the morning of Saturday, May 22, may have noticed a man running along Route 6 and back-and-forth up Gomer Street, making a U-turn at the stop sign by Steinmann Deli. At first glance, the man could have passed for your average Saturday ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School has partnered with Feeding Westchester to host the temporary Food for All drive-through food pantry. The social workers in the district set up the connection to the food bank group, and students and staff volunteered their time to put together bags of food to ...

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The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Yorktown will return with reimagined events starting Friday, May 14. “Whether we come together in person or virtually for this event, let’s rally together in the fight against cancer and make a difference,” said Jim Poulin. “We envision a future ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown for Justice hosted its first community drive for women, collecting donations to distribute to two Westchester-based domestic violence shelters: My Sisters’ Place in White Plains and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center in Mahopac. The women’s drive ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – COVID-19 safety guidelines permitted Wilkens Fir and Fruit Farm to allow just 25 percent of its customers to park on site this fall during the popular apple and pumpkin picking seasons. As a result, the surrounding neighborhoods were filled with visitors, many of whom were ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Monday, members of Yorktown for Justice honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting a food drive at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. By the end of the day, the group had received enough donations to fill 11 cars and trucks. The food will be delivered to food ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Grand Lodge Humanitarian Fund of the Knights of Pythias has donated $6,000 to local food pantries. The Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Church (in Mohegan Lake), the Putnam Community Food Pantry (in Putnam Valley) and Fred’s Food Pantry (in Peekskill) each received $2,000, bringing ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If the holidays are a time for giving and goodwill, perhaps nobody embodies that spirit more than 91-year-old Hedwig Marti, who knits year-round to be able to donate 300 handmade children’s hats to food pantries to be distributed to local families. The Yorktown resident, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Over two weekends in November, Yorktown Girl Scout Troop 1474 spearheaded a “Share the Warmth” pajama and blanket drive for the Northern Westchester Community Center, which provides food and clothing to people in need. When all the donations were collected, the troop was able to ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Small businesses everywhere have struggled to survive the pandemic. But not many industries have taken it on the chin quite like restaurants, which could face further restrictions if COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise locally. That’s why resident Mike Mattone started the ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – The spirit of the holiday season is one full of gratitude, compassion, and hope. At the Mohegan Lake tree lot on East Main Street (Route 6), these values guide those who sell trees, from Thanksgiving until Christmas, as they raise money for the Delancey Street Foundation—a ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – When Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble read the front-page story in Mahopac News (Yorktown News’ sister paper) earlier this fall about MHS alumnus Kamil Sudol and the tragedy he had suffered, the chief knew he wanted to help. Back in August, Sudol was on vacation on Martha’s ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Over the last decade, Christopher DiPasquale has coordinated his fellow Mildred E. Strang Middle School teachers in preparing Thanksgiving meals for local families in need. In recent years, the Yorktown Lions Club has assisted DiPasquale by soliciting turkey donations from area ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If you walk by a Triangle Shopping Center storefront in the coming weeks and see it filled wall to wall with diapers, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Lara Galper’s Christmas wish coming true. For five years, the Genesis Jewelers owner has called on community members to bring as many ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A “Pay It Forward” campaign, in which people can sponsor haircuts for people in need, launched Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Triangle Haircutters, 39 Triangle Center, Yorktown Heights. The campaign is being organized by Daks Armstrong, Yorktown for Justice and the Yorktown Small ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Relay for Life volunteers were out on Commerce Street on Friday, Oct. 9, holding purple buckets and asking passing motorists to spare any loose change as part of the organization’s fundraising efforts. Relay for Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The non-profit organization, Feeding Westchester, along with a team of local volunteers, is providing hunger relief directly in the Yorktown area with its mobile food pantry at the Jefferson Valley Mall. For the previous two years, trucks loaded with food and produce had been ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Chabad of Yorktown and the town of Yorktown gave out 5,000 reusable cloth masks to residents at Yorktown Town Hall. The Chabad received the masks as part of a grant for religious communities. But Rabbi Yehuda Heber wanted to include the community at large ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Knights of Pythias lodge in Yorktown recently made $1,500 worth of donations to local food pantries. Initial donations went to the Community Food Pantry at St. Mary’s Church ($300) and the Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry ($300). This was followed up by a joint effort ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Alex Rodriguez, like many around the world, wanted to develop a hobby to keep himself busy during quarantine. So, he turned his attention toward video games. Using the Amazon-owned Twitch, Rodriguez broadcasts himself playing his favorite games while interacting in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School’s Senior Citizens Outreach Club has perhaps never been more important. Pre-COVID 19, the teens regularly visited senior-care facilities in Yorktown, where they would spend time doing crafts, playing games, painting nails, and decorating for the ...

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