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#PalisadesCares Spotlight: United Way of Rockland

Giving back to the community is important to us and one of our featured successes at Palisades Center. We are pleased to partner with all non-profit organizations looking to benefit from the center, whether a tabling for fundraising or hosting large-scale events in our common area. Our doors are always open! Together, we can make a difference.

#PalisadesCares is our way of saying “thank you” to local Clarkstown and Rockland County non-profit organizations for all that you do!


The United Way of Rockland is a local, independent organization that envisions a community where individuals and families have the skills and opportunity to achieve a quality education, financial stability and a healthy lifestyle. In support of this vision, the United Way brings together local nonprofit, corporate and government partners to identify and address the root causes of our community’s most pressing issues. “United, we can bring positive change to Rockland County.”

 

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On Friday, May 3rd, United Way of Rockland held their 9th Annual Spring Day of Caring event that assisted in completing essential projects for Rockland County’s health and human service providers. Celebrated as the largest single-day community service event in Rockland County, Spring Day of Caring mobilizes a collective force for good with the United Way as its backbone. Volunteer teams from local colleges, companies, and community organizations worked together to reach a shared goal of improving the lives of individuals and families in need.

The projects range from painting, power washing, landscaping, and carpentry repairs. “These services are crucial to our nonprofit partners,” said Dana Treacy, president and CEO of United Way of Rockland. “These are projects that they couldn’t otherwise afford, so the volunteers are critical.  Agencies in Rockland are able to get so much more done when we work together.”

 

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Spring Day of Caring kicked off with a honored luncheon within Palisades Center’s Raso Community Room to celebrate hundreds of volunteers for their service. The crowd included local elected officials, as well as representatives from Rockland County businesses and colleges. Following the luncheon, the teams proceeded to their various projects at local non-profit organizations. Palisades Center’s Management Team volunteered at The Arc of Rockland to plant flowers and tended the community garden.

This year, the Spring Day of Caring welcomed volunteer teams from twelve different organizations representing Rockland County businesses, colleges, and community groups. These volunteers completed projects at twenty different nonprofit sites resulting in $43,000 in labor and cost savings. Additionally, twenty-four Rockland County businesses sponsored the 2019 Spring Day of Caring reflecting their commitment to volunteerism, community partnerships and Rockland County families in need.

 

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