By Ron Binday
Devoting time and resources to charities has always been very important to me. I have always thought that we should not just take care of the people that are a part of our day to day lives but that our responsibilities should extend beyond our inner circle.
I’ve experienced success in my life and I feel very strongly about the importance of giving back to the community in which we are a part. I think it is important for all of us to provide hope to people who may not have been given the same advantages.
I am very proud of the fact that giving back has been built into the culture of Advocate Brokerage Corp. Our team donates their time, knowledge and finances to many local charities. Below are a few charities that are important to our team. Please take a few minutes to explore the way they give back to the community we love. Maybe it will inspire one of you to do a little giving back of your own.
Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms – SteveKessner is on a mission to empower young people and help them reach their full potential. His brain child, Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms, is non-profit organization providing a unique camp experience to underserved New York City teens. Campers spend 11 days on a 100 acre working farm in Livingston Manor, NY exploring nature and learning about living a healthy lifestyle. To find out more about this inspiring organization, visit http://www.stevescamp.org/index.php
Scarsdale Synagogue – Temples Tremont and Emanu-El strive to create a sense of community among its congregation as well as reaching out to organizations outside the synagogue including the United Interfaith Food Bank. To find out more about the synagogue and its desire to “Creating a covenant community of shared lives and real relationships”, visit http://www.sstte.org/
The Greyston Foundation – Since 1982, Greyston has provided individuals in Southwest Yonkers, NY with employment, skills and resources to lift them out of poverty. Their open employment policy means if you want a job, you’ve got a job, in fact, one of their favorite sayings is “We don’t hire people to bake brownies. We bake brownies to hire people.” Find out more about the Greyston social enterprise here http://greyston.com/
The United Way – Helps create a better life for all by strengthening our community in the areas of education, income and health. To explore ways of getting involved visit http://www.uwwp.org/index.shtml