From our inception in 2009, Kids’ Club has funded programs that we believe will have the greatest impact on the lives of those we serve. Each year, approximately 1500 children in Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow benefit from our support. We forge close ties to the community, and work collaboratively to identify critical needs and find solutions. Beginning at birth and continuing through high school and beyond, Kids’ Club helps close the gap in services by providing opportunities for children to succeed.
Linked here is a moving five minute video speaking to the exceptionalism of our community and highlighting a few of the valuable programs Kids’ Club supports: Smart Babies, the RSHM LIFE Center’s Afterschool Program and Let’s Get Ready. Please click on the link above to hear from students and parents themselves about how these programs have made a significant impact on their lives and have helped “build a bridge to a brighter future” for them all.
Accolades for Kids’ Club From Other Community Members:
“We all are [so impressed] by the level of commitment this organization has shown to the children of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. As educators in the district, we continue to appreciate all of the work that Kids’ Club is doing to help improve the lives of our underserved youth, because your efforts to ensure the basic needs of our children are met ultimately have a direct impact on our ability to do our jobs as teachers to the best extent possible.” — Teachers’ Association of the Tarrytowns
“The impact you all have had on this community is truly amazing. I see it in the school and in the LIFE Center. You all have made so many programs possible that would otherwise never have happened. Please accept my sincere gratitude for all you do.” — Mimi Godwin, Former President, Board of Education, Tarrytown Union Free School District
“Kids’ Club is such an amazing resource for our community. Your laser focus on what is needed in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow benefits both the children directly impacted, and all our children, as you help make the community a vibrant and welcoming place for all.” — Alison Paul, Summer Arts Camp Founder and Former Director
“I’ve been here a short period of time, but it was immediately evident how much Kids’ Club contributes to various programming. Some of the programs have been there for a very long time, historically. And others, they always seem open to new ideas to help address the various needs we’ve idenitified in the school district. They’ve been very, very supportive.” — Dr. Raymond Sanchez, Superintendent, Tarrytown Union Free School District
“Kids’ Club is so much more than just a funding source for non-profits like the RSHM LIFE Center in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The Community Coalition (C2) has gathered agencies in a way that had never been done before. The value we have gained working together instead of as separate organizations has enabled us to reach so many more at risk children and families. The interest Kids’ Club members have taken in the LIFE Center programs has inspired us to try new things. The support through grants has enabled us to expand and serve more children. Kids’ Club is an invaluable partner of the RSHM LIFE Center.” — Sr. Susan Gardella, Executive Director, RSHM LIFE Center
“I just wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your amazing contributions to [the AFHT’s Holiday Pot-luck] party last night. The families had a wonderful time, and everything went beautifully, thanks in large part to your hard work. The Christmas tree craft was once again a huge hit, and the desserts were plentiful and delicious! We are so grateful always for all you do to support our work. Our community is so lucky to have you.” — Kerry A. Fine, Asociacion de Familias Hispanas de los Tarrytowns, Co-Coordinator (2015-2016)