Posts Tagged ‘donations’

Hudson Valley Gives

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Hudson Valley Gives, May 18, 2022

 

At Cornerstone Family Healthcare and HVCS, we believe that nutritious food is medicine. And everyone has the right to better nutrition, regardless of income and social status. No one deserves to go hungry. We simply can’t let our patients and clients go without food.

That’s why we operate fourteen food closets throughout the Hudson Valley. These emergency food closets can provide bags of nonperishable groceries to immediately alleviate hunger, and tide a family over until they can access other supplemental nutrition sources. We shepherd these patients to our in-house WIC and Nutritional Outreach and Education Program so they can access free foods and SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) benefits. We also refer them to area food banks, soup kitchens, shelters, and other available supports. And we provide more food the next month, and onward, if needed.

Our emergency food closets allow us to address a family’s immediate needs. We also use food bags as an incentive to encourage those who have been lost to care to come in and see us. HVCS also provides nutritious snacks to clients experiencing homelessness, a step that builds their trust in us and lets them know we are on their side.

The custom of breaking bread together has endured for centuries because sharing food builds bonds, and, when that food is healthy, builds health and wellness. These food resources are only one way that we care for our neighbors in the Hudson Valley. We’re able to help patients and families in need immediately with food on our closet shelves. Please help us stock our emergency food closets for the season—when usually supplies dip. All donations made during Hudson Valley Gives will be used for our emergency food closets—100% of your contribution will go to help someone in need because we operate our food closets with no overhead expenses. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference. On behalf of all of us at Cornerstone and HVCS, thank you for your continued generosity and support!

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Drag Brunch 2022: Ulster County – Presented by PCSB

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Drag Brunch 2022

HVCS’ signature Drag Brunch returns to Gunk Haus in Highland for 2022! Join us on Sunday, February 27th for amazing performances hosted by Trixie Starr, tantalizing brunch entrees, games, prizes and more. This event benefits HVCS’ programs and services, like HIV. STD and Hepatitis C prevention.

All attendees must show proof of COVID vaccination at the door. Ticket includes choice of brunch entree and bottomless non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets are $35.00 each. Get tickets now – they usually sell out!

This event is proudly supported by PCSB Bank.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, call J. Dewey at (845) 787-1789 or get in touch via email.

Giving Tuesday 2021

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Giving Tuesday is an annual day of online philanthropy, organized to remind people that the holidays are all about giving.

 

Hudson Valley Community Services saves and improves lives, even while we all cope with ongoing pandemics.

We are only able to be there for our vulnerable clients because of your help. You make this Hudson Valley a kinder, more compassionate place.

Hudson Valley Credit Union Presents: The Most Important Meal 2021

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Help local people who are living with chronic illnesses get the nutrition and support they need to stay as healthy as possible!

Join HVCS at the Fishkill Recreation Center on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12 noon for a fun-filled breakfast blast from the past. Every ticket includes a commemorative souvenir bowl so you’ll always remember that the most important meal is the one you made possible for someone without enough food.

Fill up your bowl with cereal, granola or oatmeal and your favorite dairy (or dairy-free) topping. Not a cereal lover? We’ve got you covered with hot food items. You’ll also get bottomless coffee, tea and juice. This year we will not have the cereal buffet but all food options will be self-serve or grab-and-go. We’re also dreaming up new entertainment, contests, raffles and of course there will be the silent auction –all while raising funds for HVCS’ food and nutrition programs.

Our food and nutrition programs serve hundreds of people and families each year, and the budget is currently $10,000 short for 2021. We are hoping to raise that–and double–to ensure these vital services remain available for those in need.

Tickets

Tickets are $35.00 per person over the age of 13. Children 12 and under are free! Scroll down to purchase tickets online or call (845) 787-1789.

Locks That Rock 30th Anniversary Party/HVCS Fundraiser

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Andy Reid, host of HVCS’ podcast, chats with business owner Karen Catalano about her upcoming 30th anniversary celebration at her hair studio, Locks That Rock. The party takes place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 12 noon at 1552 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls, NY. Karen is collecting nonperishable foods for HVCS’ food pantries. She is also selling special anniversary t-shirts and all sales will benefit us, too. Visit www.locksthatrock.com for more info on the party.

A Tupperware Party With Dixie Longate (Fundraiser)

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Join America’s top Tupperware salesperson for a lively, fun-filled evening of laughter, contests and creative food storage solutions! Dixie Longate beams into your home through the magic of Zoom, all to raise funds for Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS).

Tickets are only $15.00 per Zoom log-in (and yes, you can have as many people watching your screen as you feel comfortable hosting).

HVCS provides free prevention and education services to Hudson Valley residents at high risk for HIV, STDs, hepatitis C, and substance use disorder. We also provide support and connections to medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Our budgets were cut by 20% during the COVID-19 pandemic, and your donations will help us restore services to people in real need.

The Zoom link will be emailed to you upon completion of your ticket purchase.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

7:30-9:00 pm

Via Zoom

Tickets: $15.00 per Zoom log-in

Get tickets on Eventbrite

 

PLUS, win great prizes in our games and contests! Prizes include a $50 gift certificate to Solstad House in Beacon, and a $50 gift certificate and bottle of wine at Babe’s Bar and Grill in Haverstraw. More prizes to be announced soon!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are also available – email jdewey@hudsonvalleycs.org for details.

For more information, visit www.hudsonvalleycs.org.

A Tu[[erware Party with Dixie Longate

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is celebrated as Giving Tuesday, a national day of online philanthropy. To support HVCS’ mission, please consider making a donation.

Most Important Meal Online Auction

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

MIM AuctionInstead of our usual cereal buffet in-person event, this year’s Most Important Meal takes the form of an online auction. It will run for one week starting on Sunday, November 15th:

https://charitygrow.org/Browse/C821127/Hudson_Valley_Community_Services

Gift cards and most physical items were donated by generous supporters. The TV/movie memorabilia is on consignment from CharityGrow and will ship right to the winning bidder. Winners may need to pick up other items from whichever HVCS office is closest to them.

Once someone registers and places a bid, the website will contact them if they are outbid. Since expenses for this event were so low, we already have about $6,000 in profits thanks to our sponsors.

Most Important Meal Online Auction

Friday, November 13th, 2020

MIM AuctionInstead of our usual cereal buffet in-person event, this year’s Most Important Meal takes the form of an online auction. It will run for one week starting on Sunday, November 15th:

https://charitygrow.org/Browse/C821127/Hudson_Valley_Community_Services

Gift cards and most physical items were donated by generous supporters. The TV/movie memorabilia is on consignment from CharityGrow and will ship right to the winning bidder. Winners may need to pick up other items from whichever HVCS office is closest to them.

Once someone registers and places a bid, the website will contact them if they are outbid. Since expenses for this event were so low, we already have about $6,000 in profits thanks to our sponsors.

Hudson Valley Dance Festival To Donate $2500 to HVCS

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Hudson Valley Dance FestivalHudson Valley Dance Festival
Moves Online for 2020 Edition
with Stream Set for Saturday, October 10
Virtual festival to feature premieres,
made-for-the-moment dance films
and highlights from past festivals
Produced by and benefiting
Dancers Responding to AIDS,
a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Escape to the cultural heart of the Hudson Valley without leaving your living room when the Hudson
Valley Dance Festival goes virtual for the first time on Saturday, October 10, 2020. The festival is
produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS , a program of Broadway Cares/Equity
Fights AIDS .

Dancers Responding to AIDS has already pledged a $2,500 donation to HVCS.

Watch the hourlong stream at 7 pm Eastern, at dradance.org . The stream will be available for four
days after its premiere.

The lineup is set to feature a diverse collection of festival premieres, made-for-the-moment
filmed shorts and highlights from past festivals. The virtual festival will include an original dance
film by Stephen Petronio , created at his residency center in Round Top, NY; an outdoor solo filmed
at Kaatsbaan Summer Festival in Tivoli, NY, choreographed by Caleb Teicher featuring American
Ballet Theatre’s Catherine Hurlin ; a performance from So You Think You Can Dance ’s Ricky Ubeda
choreographed by Billy Griffin and more. The full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We’ll miss gathering on the banks of the Hudson River and amid the gorgeous fall foliage, but we’re
happy to continue the tradition of sharing breathtaking dance that gives back to and celebrates the
Hudson Valley community,” said Denise Roberts Hurlin, founding director of Dancers Responding
to AIDS. “In these unprecedented times, we’re thrilled to come together virtually and provide
immediate help to those affected by COVID-19, HIV/AIDS and other life crises in the area and
across the country.”

The money raised during the Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival will help Broadway Cares provide
additional, emergency grants to 13 organizations based in the Hudson Valley that are already part
of its National Grants Programs. The organizations are Albany Damien Center and Alliance for
Positive Health in Albany, Animalkind, Columbia-Greene Community Foundation and Hudson Valley
SPCA in Hudson, Matthew 25 Food Pantry and Community Hospice in Catskill, Hudson Valley
Community Services in Hawthorne, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center in Kingston, Rock
Steady Farm in Millerton, Roe Jan Food Pantry in Hillsdale, TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) in
Congers and Troy Area United Ministries in Troy.

The annual in-person dance festival, traditionally held at Historic Catskill Point in Catskill, NY, has
raised $910,688 for people in need across the country and in the Hudson Valley during the festival’s
seven editions.

Dancers Responding to AIDS relies on the extraordinary compassion and efforts of the performing
arts community to fund a safety net of social services for those in need. As a program of Broadway
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, DRA supports the essential programs of The Actors Fund, including the
HIV/AIDS Initiative and The Dancers’ Resource, as well as more than 450 AIDS and family service
organizations nationwide.

For more information, please visit Dancers Responding to AIDS at dradance.org , at
facebook.com/DRAdance , at instagram.com/DRAdance , at twitter.com/DRAdance and at
youtube.com/DRAdance .
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