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November 8, 2012

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October:  Halloween treats for the kids.

September - early DecemberHoliday Gift Giving:  raise funds and collect
gifts-in-kind of new toys, stuffed animals, new clothing, and personal
care items for distribution at Christmas time.

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October - early December:  Winter Coat Program:  raising funds and gift- in-kind for
new and slightly used winter coats, hats, glove, scarves and socks.

January - February:  Valentine's Day:  gifts for children

June - August:  Back to School:   back packs, school supplies, children's clothing



On going funds for new site for expanded services.

Donations can be made online or send checks to River Fund NY, Inc., Richmond Hill, NY  11418 and specify Back to School.


In-kind gifts and cash donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.



Key Staffer, Shirley Rice Presents at Food Bank for NYC's Annual Conference

Key River Fund staffer, Shirley Rice was a presenter at the Food Bank of NYC’s annual conference in January. Shirley shared her experience in administering the Food Bank’s pilot program, Cookshop for six weeks this summer to members of our Client Choice Pantry.

Thirty children and their parents/guardians were instructed in nutrition, how make healthy food choices and create a food budget. The children and adults demonstrated how to make a healthy meal recipe created my gourmet chef Mario Batali specifically for this program.

At the end of each Cookshop the participants were given a pantry bag filled with the ingredients used in the recipe so they could prepare the same dish for their families.

This was a successful program and everyone who participated thoroughly enjoyed learning!