It’s easy to get so caught up in both the joys and obligations of the holidays that we lose sight of what they really mean. Giving back can be an extremely rewarding and memorable experience for you and your child. By helping others who aren’t as fortunate, kids can better see all the remarkable things to be grateful for in their own lives. In fact, giving back can be more rewarding than receiving lots of presents.
Right now you can make a remarkable difference by giving to Lifting Up Westchester. They are offering safe, easy ways to share the joy of the holiday season with families who could truly use a miracle right now. Why not spread a little holiday cheer this year?
What is Lifting Up Westchester?
For four decades, Lifting Up Westchester has worked to permanently change the lives of our neighbors in crisis by finding them stable, long-term, housing and providing the support they need to rebuild their lives. We serve approximately 3,500 Westchester residents each year through four key program areas: Emergency Food & Shelter, Housing Stabilization, Vocational Training & Employment, and Next Generation Educational Opportunities.
How Can You Help?
1. Food Donations
4,000 Holiday Meals Needed
Due to the pandemic, LUW cannot accept food donations but they still need our help. You can help by donating virtual food bags for our hungry and homeless neighbors… because everyone deserves a joyous holiday season.
DONATE HOLIDAY MEALS
In lieu of pre-packed Holiday Grocery Bags, neighbors in need will receive gift cards to purchase holiday meals. Any excess funds donated will be used to provide weekday meals at Grace's Kitchen.
Donate-A-Bag Company Challenge
Now through December 18th, companies from around the County will participate in Lifting Up Westchester's friendly virtual competition to help provide 4,000 Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's meals for hungry and homeless neighbors.
This is the perfect holiday team building opportunity for employees… a chance for them to connect, compete and have fun this holiday season even if they’re working remotely.
PLUS you can compete against other local companies to see who can donate the most money for virtual grocery bags and win the Golden Grocery Bag Award!
SIGN UP FOR THE DONATE-A-BAG CHALLENGE
2. Holiday Toy Gifts
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, make today the day you give holiday joy to a child in need.
You can help provide 200 gifts for children in need this holiday season.
GIVE HOLIDAY TOY WISHES
You can purchase gift cards for homeless & at-risk teens who are often forgotten during the holidays.
GIVE GIFT CARDS FOR TEENS
You can make a donation in honor of someone special. We'll send them a card to tell them you did!
GIVE HOLIDAY HONOR GIFT
MAKE A DONATION