Meet Non-Profits at 'Make a Difference Rockland' Today

Formerly JCC Cares, this event will have about 65 non-profit organizations at the Nanuet Senior High School gym from 3:30 – 7 p.m. The film "A Small Act" will be shown at 7:30 at the Nanuet LIbrary


This is the last name change. Nanuet Cares started at Nanuet HS and then changed to JCC Cares after moving to JCC Rockland. However, this year, it's back at Nanuet HS with the new and permanent name of "Make a Difference Rockland."

Despite the name changes, the purpose has not changed. This event still brings dozens of non-profits together under one roof to allow the public to come and learn more about giving back to the community they live in.

The event is on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Nanuet Senior High School gym from 3:30 – 7 p.m. and after having to postpone from their original date of Monday, Oct. 29 because of Sandy, almost 65 non-profits are still on board. 

The event is organized by two Nanuet High School Juniors, Katherine Filatov and Alyson Fintzy, who are working toward their girl scout gold award.

This free public meet and greet event will have more than 50 non-profit organizations. Make a Difference Rockland provides the community with a chance to learn about non-profit programs and services, and membership, volunteer and donor opportunities.

To keep the message of this this event going, there will be a film presentation of "A Small Act" just next door at the Nanuet Library. Presented in cooperation with Friends of the Nanuet Library and in coordination with the annual event Make A Difference Rockland, this is a story about just how powerful a gesture of kindness and generosity can be, and that education is perhaps the most generous gift of all. The presentation is also co-sponsored by Rivertown Film

Introduced by Dennis Lynch, attorney and General Counsel to the Nyack-based Giving to Ghana Foundation. The 2010 is 88 minutes long and admission is free. 

"I would love for the whole community to come out and support this great cause. It'll be a fun night with a lot of volunteer opportunities to learn about," said RoseAnn Mercado of the Nanuet FRC.

For more information, please contact RoseAnn Mercado at 845-627-4889, or email her at rmercado@nanuetsd.org or contact msilverstein47@yahoo.com

Here are a list of non-profits expected at the event:

511 NY Rideshare Amercian Cancer Society Association for the Visually Impaired Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Rockland Boy Scouts of America Hudson Valley Council Center for Safety and Change (Rockland Family Shelter) Charity Navigator Chiku Awali Child Care Resources of Rockland Citizen Campaign for the Environment Clarkstown Auxiliary Police Creative Response to Conflict Doggone Safe Epilepsy Society of Southern NY Friends of the Nanuet Public Library Foot and Fiddle Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson Goodwill Industries of Greater NY/NJ Grassroots Community Service Project Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce Harmony on the Hudson Helen Heyes Hospital Foundation Helping Hands Hi Tor Home Aides of Rockland Jawonio Jewish FFederation of Rockland County Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley Meals on Wheels Mid-Hudson Regional Volunteer Center Nanuet Lions Club New York-New Jersey Trail Conference North Rockland Food Pantry North Rockland Rowing Club Parents Helping Parents Penguin Plunge, Inc Penguin Rep Theater Planned Parenthood Pow’r and Reality Check RCDH Housing Rebuild Hi Tor Animal Shelter Rockland Audubon Society Rockland Bike Club Rockland Concert Band Rockland County Association for Learning Disabilities Rockland County Branch of the American Association of University Women Rockland County Challenger Little League Rockland Indeprndent Living Center Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program Rockland Teachers’ Center Roll Call Wheelchair Dance Saint Dominic’s Home Salvation Army Seven Borough Youth Association International Stage Left Children's Theater Stony Point Center Strawtown Art and Garden Studio The Old Foundation Touching Bases Baseball United Hospice Unwaste NY VCS Foster Grandparents VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired World Wide Community First Responder


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