Heart & Soul Fund Update

Monday, June 08, 2009

Planning for the February 2010 Heart & Soul Auction has already begun. Co-chairs Mark Leeds and Marilyn Collins are working to create a fun and festive fundraiser to support social outreach programs. Fundraising in all forms is vital in these economically challenging times. Two recent fundraisers were:

  • The Firehouse Fiesta, held at the converted firehouse home of Jack and Megan Friedman, was an opportunity to socialize and talk about Heart & Soul outreach.
  • A mini silent auction took place during a recent Coffee Hour in Reidy Friendship Hall with many items to bid on. The centerpiece of the auction was a beautiful handmade quilt sewn by friends of one of the Monday Night Hospitality Volunteers.

The following organizations are recipients of recent grants:

  • ABC Fast Break (mobile mental health clinic for kids)-$7,500
  • ABC Swoosh (mental health screening to identify kids that need help)-$10,000
  • Musica Viva (on-going music education for kids and performances for elderly)-$5,000
  • Navigators (scouting and camping activities for inner city boys and girls)-$10,000
  • New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir (after-school choir program for kids in East Harlem)-$5,000

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