Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Partnership: Epidermolysis Bullosa, or EB is a rare skin disease that affects at least one in every 50,000 births, causing skin to be fragile, to blister and shear off easily, resulting in severe pain, disfigurement, wounds that never heal and can, in many cases, lead to an aggressive form of skin cancer. The Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Partnership -- EBRP --is committed to advancing treatments and finding a cure so that children with EB, like Staten Island's John Hudson Dilgen, can grow up to live full, pain-free lives
Person Centered Care Services -- provides progressive and individualized supports for people with disabilities
Eden II -- Provide the maximum help possible to the autism community through education, adult day programs, residential care, family support, respite and other services
Michael's Cause -- Raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Grace Foundation -- Established to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Seton Foundation -- Supports special education programs on Staten Island
Sunrise Day Camp -- Free program for children with cancer and their siblings run out of JCC
Reality Check of a Smoke-Free Staten Island: Housed at Staten Island’s Jewish Community Center, Reality Check -- Tobacco-Free Staten Island is a teen-led, adult-supported program dedicated to promoting a healthy, tobacco-free norm. Among its many initiatives is reducing youth exposure to harmful tobacco marketing in retail settings and reducing smoking imagery through the media.
South Shore Kiwanis-"Kiwanis Cares is an Anti-Bullying Project lead by Kiwanis member Keith Cummings in an attempt to raise awareness about the reality of bullying."
Wishes of Literacy- Wishes of Literacy is Staten Island's only non profit learning center dedicated to helping children who struggle to read and learn because of dyslexia and learning differences.
30,000 Degrees College Readiness for a Stronger Staten Island -- The Island's colleges join together seeking to achieve a measurable goal of an additional 30,000 baccalaureate degrees or higher on SI by 2025.
American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk sign-up
Wednesday nights will explode with family fun on the South Beach Boardwalk this summer.And we’re not just talking about the free weekly Fireworks Displays that will light up the sky starting June 21st.
We’re talking about Give-Back Wednesdays, a program that invites representatives of local non-profit organizations to set up a table and share information about their services with the many Staten Islanders who visit South Beach each week. A dozen agencies are slated to appear this summer, handing out information, offering giveaways and speaking with visitors about how their particular organization might benefit a friend or family member.
Show your support for “Give-Back Wednesdays” on the South Beach Boardwalk by dining at the South Fin Grill, where 5% of each Wednesday’s food service (excluding cocktails, wine/beer) for the day will be donated to that week’s featured non-profit, starting June 21. Go to Boardwalkdays.com to view the Give-Back schedule and make reservations.
Thanks to our sponsors New York Community Bank, Con Edison, Richmond County Savings Bank Foundation, Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health System, and Kearny Bank, the giving back continues with a DJ spinning tunes under the gazebo from 5 to 9 p.m. and cool ice sculpture demonstrations taking place outside the Vanderbilt. Fun and games, arts and crafts and entertainment for the young set come courtesy of the Staten Island YMCA, and NYC Parks Department.
The South Beach Boardwalk is the place to be every Wednesday evening this summer, for food, fireworks, family fun and a chance to learn about and support the non-profit organizations that serve Staten Island and it’s people. So make it a point to Get Down and Give Back!