$1,000,000 Challenge Grant Launches The Center for All Ages Capital Campaign

 

A generous Challenge Grant of $1,000,000 from The Lanza Family Foundation has launched THE CENTER FOR ALL AGES CAPITAL CAMPAIGN.  FSW seeks donors who share our vision and a love of innovation to help us meet this challenge.

Family Services of Westchester’s Center for All Ages will break new ground as a multigenerational center bringing children, teens and seniors together at one site to participate in programs and share experiences, just as they would in a family.  Located in White Plains, NY, our Center will be an Early Learning site where toddlers and pre-schoolers will be prepared to start school ready to learn and parents will develop strategies to help their children succeed.  For teens, it will be a home base where they can enjoy healthy recreation after school and on weekends, engage in community and hone their leadership skills.  And for older adults, it will provide socialization and stimulation in a homelike, safe environment, answering the growing need in Westchester for quality programs that keep older adults healthy, safe and active in their home communities.

 But in addition to the individual components, complete in and of themselves, the Center for All Ages will replicate the award-winning Intergenerational Community we helped create in Mount Kisco, NY, to bring diverse age groups together, fostering opportunities to make cross generational connections, new friends and create fond memories. Participants interact during regular planned intergenerational activities, as well as through informal encounters during the course of the day.  Children, teens and older adults garden together, sing songs together, enjoy occasional meals and special events together and take pleasure in a wide variety of activities that allow them to break down age barriers and form lasting impressions.   

FSW recently held a Kick-Off for the campaign at 42-the Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton.  See recent press about the event:
http://whiteplains.patch.com/articles/family-services-of-westchester-launches-capital-campaign-to-develop-the-center-for-all-ages-in-white-plains

http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/breaking-news/10528-fsw-launches-capital-campaign-with-1-m-challenge-grant-from-lanza-family

Lynn Green, Patricia Lanza, Tony Lembeck, Susan Wayne

 

Eric Toth, Rina Bellamy, Christy Ruvituso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information about The Center for All Ages, please contact
Lynn Green, lgreen@fsw.org or 914-305-6875