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This Westchester Native is Helping Reshape the World

This Westchester Native is Helping Reshape the World

Whitney Johnson, who founded a charity at age 21, is in Geneva, Switzerland this week at an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Tweet Your Support of #HumanitarianHeroes on World Humanitarian Day

Tweet Your Support of #HumanitarianHeroes on World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to honor those who put their lives in danger to help people in need across the globe.
NY Scouts Invite Boys to Build an Adventure

NY Scouts Invite Boys to Build an Adventure

Westchester, Rockland and Putnam County Boy Scouts are actively seeking new members for their Scouting programs.
ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Co-Creator Pat Quinn of Westchester Appears on 'GMA'

ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Co-Creator Pat Quinn of Westchester Appears on 'GMA'

Yonkers resident Pat Quinn, who has been diagnosed with ALS, helped create the challenge with friends Pete and Julie Frates.
[VIDEO] Dairy Queen Celebrating Miracle Treat Day Today

[VIDEO] Dairy Queen Celebrating Miracle Treat Day Today

Participating DQ stores will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard sold to local Children Miracle Network Hospitals.
Westchester Teen Organizes Baseball Equipment Donations for Charity

Westchester Teen Organizes Baseball Equipment Donations for Charity

Purchase resident Stephen Brand, 16, has been involved Homerun Hopefuls since he was in the sixth grade.
Westchester Jewish Community Services Receives Grant from CJ Foundation for SIDS

Westchester Jewish Community Services Receives Grant from CJ Foundation for SIDS

The CJ Foundation for SIDS is the largest, leading SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) organization in the U.S.
16 Groups Receive Total of $59,500 from Giving Circle of Lower Westchester

16 Groups Receive Total of $59,500 from Giving Circle of Lower Westchester

The Giving Circle has increased its donations from $35,000 last year to this year’s record-breaking $59,500.
Man's Best Friend is a Therapist

Man's Best Friend is a Therapist

The Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program will celebrate 20 years with a fundraiser at the ballpark.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Everyday Inspirations: Incredible Ways People Give Back Locally

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

'Coupon Queen' Gets $800 Grocery Bill Down to $7, Gives Savings Away

A New York woman is so good at bargain shopping that she's used her skills to donate groceries and other goods to charity. Learn how you can follow her lead locally.
Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

Charitable Children: 'No Matter What Age You May Be, You Can Change the Life of Another'

As a part of our "Everyday Inspirations" series, we look at how children across the country are making big impacts locally.
Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

Harp Healing: Woman Uses Music Therapy to Help Hospital Patients

After losing three people close to her in eight months, Edie Elkan picked up a harp for the first time in 28 years. Now she runs a program training others to play the instrument for patients
Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Nominate 'Everyday Inspirations' in Your Town

Patch wants to share stories about people who work every day to change others' lives for the better.
New Rochelle Student Strives to Be Scientist

New Rochelle Student Strives to Be Scientist

Here's a deserving student who wants to become a scientist and doesn't let obstacles get in his way.