For over 20 years, Emily has been an active volunteer and community organizer in the Village of Haverstraw and throughout Rockland County. In 2005, Emily became the Chair of the Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund, a group dedicated to feeding local families in need on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The fund also provides presents and gifts for children during the holiday season. In 2010, Emily and the committee expanded to offer an annual Backpack Event to provide packed backpacks with school supplies for local students in need. In 2015, the committee officially became known as the Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund.

In 2017, the Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund provided:

  • Over 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to send children K-12 back to school
  • 650 Thanksgiving meals for families
  • Presents and gifts for children during the holiday season

Get Involved and Donate

It takes lots of work and team effort to make each event successful. Our volunteers, sponsors, donors, committee members and community members make each event possible everytime. These events are possible because of the support from each and everyone one of you.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Monetary donations are always accepted to continue our events. The Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund has established a fund under The Rockland Community Foundation. If you would like to make a tax deductible monetary donation, please make your check payable to:

Haverstraw Neighborhood Fund
c/o The Rockland Community Foundation
EIN: #76-0729108
6 Broadway
Haverstraw, NY 10927

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