A list of the charities we support is given below.
SHARE Inc. (Senior Housing Assoc. of Ridgewood and Environs), based in Ridgewood, provides affordable shared housing for ambulatory and independent senior citizens. Their facilities and services are provided at 2 locations in Ridgewood and are designed to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of seniors.
Sharing the Arts, based in Ridgewood, is a performing arts program for individuals with mild to moderate developmental delays. Their mission is to enhance the lives of children with special needs through performing arts.
For over 100 years, the volunteers at Social Service Association of Ridgewood and vicinity have been dedicated to helping the community. They provide non-perishable foods, food vouchers, emergency rent, utility assistance, and support services to low-income families in the area.
YMCA RAINBOWS Program, based in Ridgewood, is a peer-support, confidential grief recovery program for children and teens. Rainbows provides free programs for young people who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to divorce, deployment, death, or trauma.
YWCA Healing Space: A Sexual Violence Resource Center provides high-quality crisis intervention, advocacy, and support services to help promote the healing of anyone affected by sexual victimization. The center is the only organization in the county that provides free and confidential services 24 hrs per day, seven days per week.
Youth Consultation Service – The Holley Center, in Hackensack, is a non-profit social service agency dedicated to educating, sheltering, caring for and advocating for children in need. Their Holley Childcare and Development Center is a refuge for children who through no fault of their own have NO other place to call home. The center provides a safe haven for children who have endured abuse and neglect throughout their childhood and as a result suffer deep and emotional distress.
Womans Club Scholarship Trust, founded in 1959, provides scholarships to young women and men who are graduates of Ridgewood High School for study at accredited institutions of higher learning. Many of the scholarship recipients are dealing with issues such as the death or illness of a parent.