What Your Donation Buys
The generosity of the New York Federal community is phenomenal. In just the last 5 years, local federal employees have donated more than 13 million dollars to needy charities. Every Federal worker here in the Big Apple should feel proud of that fact. Collectively, these donations have made an impact here in New York City, across the country, and around the world.
The reality is that we live and work in an expensive city, where a cup of fancy coffee can cost $3.00 and a burger can run you $12.00. Imagine if you were to simply give the price of a cup of coffee a week to charity. Your $12 monthly contribution would equal a gift of $156 a year and could make a real impact.
WHAT YOUR PLEDGE CAN DO FOR SOMEONE IN NEED
Just imagine what can be accomplished
when we work together to help our community!
Think about it.
Every Dollar Makes a Difference!
$1 a week buys . . .
• Reading and math tutoring by trained volunteer tutors for 12 elementary school students
• Bilingual beginning-to-read books that build early literacy skills for 10 children
• 3 30-minute appointments for health assessments and counseling for individuals facing physical, developmental or mental health challenges.
• 1 acre of unprotected tropical rainforest which assures protection of the natural areas vital to our climate and to diverse species.
• 1 hour of expert training for a citizen's group interested in preserving natural areas in their communities
. . . that’s $52 a year.
$5 a week buys . .
• 2 months of meals for a homebound person.
• 5 wigs for children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
• 2 nights of shelter for a troubled or neglected youth.
• After school care (food, health, recreation, and homework help) for 1 child for a year.
• Clothing, shoes and a winter coat for one individual who has lost everything in a home fire.
• Temporary shelter for a family of 4 for 3 nights following a disaster, or shelter for 10 people for one night.
• 3 bowling trips for seniors.
• Gas or power service for an elderly or disabled person who has been threatened with a utilities termination notice.
. . . that’s $260 a year.
$10 a week buys . . .
• 2 days of care for a terminally ill individual.
• Baby formula for 52 low-income infants (one each week).
• A full year of scouting for 2 girls.
• 5 1/2 weeks of work training.
• 1 month of preschool for a child at risk of falling through the cracks.
• Funding for daily radio legislative updates, during the legislative session and monthly updates for interim committees.
• A lightweight wheelchair for a person who is physically challenged.
• Posters and other educational materials to inform national park visitors about steps they can take to help prevent increased air pollution in their parks
• Recovery classes that provide education, peer support, and healing strategies for 5 people being treated for mental illness
. . . that’s $520 a year.
Thank you for your generous support!