The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation (HGRF), the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented a check for $1,000 to April’s Child in White Plains. April’s Child is a nonprofit working to prevent child abuse and neglect and to strengthen families in Westchester County.
Laura Schwartz, executive director of April’s Child, expressed appreciation for the donation and noted, “Thanks to their generosity, we are able to provide hope for the future for the children of Westchester and continue our work to ensure that children grow up in a safe and nurturing home.”
Among the services offered by April’s Child are volunteer parent-aide programs that teach parenting skills and effective nonviolent discipline methods, anger management, stress relief and child development techniques. There are seminars and workshops for community organizations, as well as a parent hotline.
A few days before the April’s Child check presentation, HGRF made a donation of $2,500 to Meals on Wheels of Rockland. It delivers meals to seniors and operates senior activity centers, an adult day care center and an adult learning center.
Stephen Papas, director of development at Meals on Wheels, said the foundation’s donation will enable it “to provide over 300 meals to homebound seniors who are desperately in need of nutritional meals.”