Archives for May 2013

2013 “Backpacks to School” Drive is Underway

The Sharing Shelf of FSW has launched its third annual “Backpacks to School” drive for the 2013-2014 school year.  Our goal once again is to create 400 backpacks for disadvantaged elementary, middle and high school students. Those backpacks will be distributed in early September as local children head back to school. Can you “buy” a backpack…[More]

Steiner Sports Auction to Benefit FSW’s Youth Residences–Bidding through June 2nd

“GIANT” STEPS FOR FAMILY SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER; STEINER SPORTS GROUND BREAKING AUCTION FEATURES CLEATS WORN BY SUCH BIG BLUE PLAYERS AS ELI MANNING, JUSTIN TUCK, JPP AND VICTOR CRUZ  Notable members of Big Blue including Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul will literally be taking “Giant” steps to assist Family Services of…[More]

Family Services of Westchester Raises $1,000,000 to Meet Challenge Grant

5/16/2013 FSW Hopes to Celebrate 60th Anniversary in 2014 with Opening of FSW ’s Lanza Family Center for All Ages WHITE PLAINS – In May 2012, Family Services of Westchester  kicked off a Capital Campaign in an effort to raise $1, 000,000 to meet the Lanza Family Foundation Challenge Grant  to create an intergenerational facility…[More]

Junior Board of FSW Hosting “Spring Into Books” Book Drive to Promote Family Literacy

5/10/2013 Port Chester, NY – Family Services of Westchester (FSW)’s Junior Board is conducting a county-wide book drive, “Spring Into Books” through May 31, 2013 to benefit the organization’s Head Start program. They are seeking new and gently used children’s books. Spanish language book donations are a plus. FSW’s Head Start is part of a…[More]

Wine Tasting to Benefit the Junior Board and the Youth Enrichment Fund–May 16th

On Thursday, May 16th, the Junior Board of Family Services of Westchester will host a wine tasting at Tarry Wine Merchants in Port Chester from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tarry Wine Merchants, adjacent to Tarry Lodge, is Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s market specializing in European wines with a strong focus on the wines of…[More]

Support Camp Viva in AIDS Walk NY–May 19

The Camp Viva team is raising much needed  funding to enable children and families in Westchester County affected by HIV/AIDS to attend Camp Viva this summer.  Camp Viva, which is now in its 19th year of operation, is the only program that responds directly to the needs of this population for a respite camp with…[More]

KaBOOM! Community Playground Build Day-June 27, 2013

FSW’s Head Start/Universal Pre-Kindergarten program has been selected to be the recipient of a KaBOOM! community playground.  KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children.  With KaBOOM!’s expertise, funding provided by our partner Morgan Stanley, a special grant from the Junior Board of FSW, as well as community support, a brand…[More]

GIRL-TOPIA: A Free Shopping Opportunity for Disadvantaged Teenaged Girls

On Sunday, April 28th, members of the Westchester community came together to make a positive impact on the lives of young women and girls. The Sharing Shelf of FSW partnered with the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Ladies Philoptochos Society, the Junior League of Central Westchester, Girl Scout Troop 1878 and the mother daughter duo…[More]

FSW’s Fabulous 2013 Star Gala

On Thursday, April 25th, 300 guests attended FSW’s 2013 Star Gala at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle.  It was a beautiful evening and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our three fabulous honorees, Con Edison, Leslie Chang, and Laura Saggese and the Vera & Walter Scherr Foundation.  ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff graciously served as…[More]