The Children's Aid Society is a local charity that we have partnered with to help support children both in our community and nationwide. The Children's Aid's mission is to "help children in poverty succeed and thrive," which is similar to one of our goals in ensuring that quality education is equally accessible to all.
The Bethany House empowers the homeless and low-income families by providing housing stability and long term self-sufficiency. Hopestic supports this cause as we believe that no matter the financial conditions, basic housing and necessities should be equally accessible for everyone. Thus, we partnered with the Long Island Bethany House branch during the global pandemic in hopes to support their mission and lessen the financial strain and difficulties of their organization.
The Arbors Assisted Livings is a residential center for the elderly population, which aims to "enhance the quality of life by providing an all-inclusive nurturing, supportive, and active environment" for its residents. Hopestic partnered with The Arbors Assisted Livings amidst the global pandemic to provide online services and entertainment for the elderly who had restricted interaction with others as they were the most susceptible population.
Northwell Health is one of New York State's largest non-profit healthcare provider. With nearly 20 separate locations on Long Island alone, they serve a vast majority of our community. During this pandemic, as with any hospital, they were in need of masks for their healthcare workers. Hopestic has partnered with Northwell Health to ensure that all members of our loving community are cared for and protected.
Donor Relations Manager at Children's Aid
"Hi [Hopestic Members]! It was wonderful meeting you today, thanks so much for coming into the city to drop the books off. I just spoke with my colleague Martha, and she said that the books are going to be donated to our Dunlevy Milbank Center in Central Harlem, which provides after-school, teen programming, sports and recreation, and other services. Apparently the books in their library are very outdated and falling apart, so this donation will really help them replenish their supply. We can't thank you enough!"
Elisa Ng and Danny Stern at the Children's Aid headquarters
Pearl Chen and Elisa Ng delivering food and supplies to the Bethany House of Nassau County
Executive Director at Bethany House
"Thank you for your generosity to us here at Bethany House. We want to thank The Hopestic Foundation for the food items and paper goods donated to the homeless women and children at our [location]. It was so thoughtful and such a wonderful act of kindness."
"Bethany House is pleased to receive an assortment of paper goods and food items from the nonprofit @hopesticfoundation! The organization was founded by Jericho High School students with a mission to provide Financial and social support to local charities. Thank you Hopestic for supporting Bethany House!"
Director of Recreation at The Arbors
"Hello, Please see some of our residents art work. Thank you so much it was easy and heart felt. I need to express that the pictures can not be used for any advertisement. We just wanted to show you their efforts...
Thank you very much! This was fun."
A screenshot from one of the virtual art lessons
Program Director at Northwell Health in Bethpage
"On behalf of the staff and leadership team, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your donation of surgical masks. It is amazing to see young people in our community coming together to make a difference! It is because of amiable donors like you that we are able to serve the majority in the area. We couldn't have made it through the worst part of the pandemic without your support. Also, the hand-written letter was so sweet and thoughtful of your organization, I will be sure to pass this letter on for all our staff members to see!"
Pearl Chen and Elisa Ng donating masks and a hand-made card to Northwell Health at Bethpage