Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW Receives $30,000 Grant from Impact100 Westchester

Funding will provide technology to connect more children to virtual mentoring and tutoring resources PURCHASE, NY, June 4, 2020 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester (BBBS of FSW) has been awarded a $30,000 core mission grant by Impact100 Westchester as part of the Westchester women’s philanthropic collective’s 2020 grant cycle. The…[More]

Local Couple Both Gives and Receives During Pandemic

“Now more than ever we must help others who need us” Putnam County couple both gives and receives during pandemic He’s a train enthusiast, a historian, the author and editor of several railroad books, and a pie-eating champion. He’s also a major RideConnect of FSW fan. RideConnect’s core mission is to provide transportation resources for…[More]

October 6 – Star Gala

– POSTPONEMENT UPDATE BELOW – The COVID-19 outbreak compels Family Services of Westchester to reschedule our 2020 Star Gala to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. By lending your immediate support to the Gala with an early subscription, you will truly help to sustain our work now and in the future.  For further information, please email fsw@fsw.org…[More]

RideConnect’s Shop & Drop Spells Help and Friendship During Pandemic

Long-lasting connections well beyond COVID RideConnect Shop & Drop spells help + friendship It was a month into their RideConnect Shop & Drop volunteer engagement Ilene and Randy found a single bright pink peony left on the porch. It was sitting alongside payment for groceries they were delivering a senior who loves to garden. And…[More]

Teens Under FSW’s Care Thrive During Pandemic by Uplifting Others

We may be ordered to stay at home during this pandemic, but teens in FSW residential programs are unable to go home safely. During their time in our care, the teens have used this challenging time to engage in service projects to stay busy, learn life skills, reduce anxiety and uplift others. They practiced their culinary…[More]

Support FSW’s Essential Services for #GivingTuesdayNow

Right now our neighbors are in desperate need of counseling, education and support. Lending your immediate support for #GivingTuesdayNow helps us meet the high demand of our critical services in this time of crisis. Financial pressures and social isolation from COVID-19 make our at-risk neighbors even more vulnerable to depression, loneliness, self-harm and destructive behaviors….[More]

High School Swim Champ Discovers Volunteering – and Joy – Amid the Pandemic

Theresa Milio is not your typical 17-year-old. Not by a long shot. For the last four years, the high school senior would head out around 5AM for an hour-long commute for swim training with the New York Sharks Aquatics. An hour back when done for a day of school would follow, then on many days…[More]

Call for Art and Cards for Seniors

Help Family Services of Westchester support its most vulnerable neighbors by brightening the day of seniors and those experiencing social isolation during the COVID-19 quarantine. Art and cards will alleviate some feelings of isolation and let people know they are not alone. Artwork, cards, and letters can be mailed to: Family Services of Westchester Attn: Monique…[More]

Family Services of Westchester Providing Grocery Delivery to Seniors

April 6, 2020 RideConnect Mobilizes Quickly to Safeguard Vulnerable Residents PURCHASE, NY  – Family Services of Westchester (FSW)’s RideConnect program is calling older adults 60+ in Westchester and southern Putnam County who need shopping and delivery of groceries or medication. The program has hundreds of volunteers available to shop so that the vulnerable population can…[More]

Calling Seniors in Need of Grocery and Medication Delivery

FSW’s RideConnect program is ready to serve Westchester and southern Putnam County older adults 60+ who need shopping and doorstep delivery of groceries. RideConnect’s core mission is to provide transportation resources for older adults 60+, and it is mobilizing quickly to meet the new demand for delivery services to seniors. We recruited more than 350…[More]