This page includes Croton Caring Committee news and announcements. Please check back regularly for updates.
December 15, 2018
On Saturday, December 15th the Croton Caring Committee held its December/Thanksgiving Luncheon. The more than 75 Croton seniors and 15 volunteers were treated to a wonderful turkey meal with all of the fixings courtesy of the Croton Colonial Diner. During the luncheon, the Croton Caring Committee (and all of those gathered) honored Pete Tsagarakis and the Croton Colonial Diner for their decades of unparalleled support and generosity to the organization and the Croton community. The Croton Caring Committee (Holly Anzani, President, and Daniel Boglioli, Treasurer) presented Pete and the Croton Colonial Diner with a plaque and announced that the organization’s 2019 high school scholarship would be re-named “The Pete Tsagarakis Scholarship.”
Honoring Our Veterans
November 17, 2018
On Saturday, November 17th the Croton Caring Committee held its November Luncheon in honor of Veterans Day. The Luncheon, sponsored by ShopRite, was attended by approximately 90 seniors who, with Executive Director, Carrie Sena, and ShopRite representatives, Sandra Puglielle and Cathy Grisanti, honored our veterans.
The next day, the Croton Caring Committee delivered holiday food baskets and turkeys to more than 35 families representing more than 145 Croton residents.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Now through November 18th!
Each Thanksgiving, Christmas/Chanukah and Easter/Passover holiday, the Croton Caring Committee prepares and delivers food baskets to local individuals and families in need. We would be incredibly grateful for your donation of food. See this link for particular items in need.
In addition, you may also donate your free frozen turkey by asking ShopRite to hold it for the Croton Caring Committee. Thank you!
Run Against Hunger Assembly at PVC
September 21, 2018
The Croton Caring Committee thanks the Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger for the invitation to speak about our organization at a recent assembly at PVC Middle School. The assembly, attended by all PVC students and staff, provided a platform to discuss the genesis of the Harry Chapin Memorial Run Against Hunger in Croton, a venue to highlight organizations that benefit from the Run, and a forum to inspire students to get involved with the Run and in other community service.
The Croton Caring Committee is grateful to the Run Against Hunger for its long-standing support of our programs and for this unique opportunity.
National Senior Citizen's Day
August 21, 2018
On Tuesday, August 21st, approximately 50 Croton seniors gathered at Pronto Pizza for a celebration. The party was in honor of National Senior Citizen’s Day, and also served as the ‘kick off’ event for the new season of Senior programs planned for the coming year.
“We’re honored to celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day alongside our community friends, many of whom I am just getting to know,” said Carrie Sena, the Croton Caring Committee’s new Executive Director. “I look forward to meeting and spending time with more of our community’s Seniors in the coming months.”
Additional programs planned for Seniors include monthly luncheons, as well as summer breakfasts and lunches.
Assistance for School Supplies Now Available
The Croton Caring Committee is pleased to announce that we will continue our program of helping families in the Croton-Harmon School District who need assistance with the cost of school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year.
Vouchers for school supplies are available and can be presented at Save Mor Pharmacy to allow students to pick up the items they need for classwork and homework for the upcoming school year.
Individuals interested in this program should call the Croton Caring Committee, at (914)-271-4979 to inquire about more details or request a voucher.
New Executive Director and Board Members
The Croton Caring Committee is pleased to welcome Carrie Sena as its new Executive Director. Carrie comes to the Committee with extensive experience in project management, event planning and grants administration which she amassed throughout her career in healthcare and research administration. She has lived in Croton for close to three years during which time she has observed and been inspired by our community’s sense of caring and giving.
As Executive Director, Carrie will administer the Committee’s existing initiatives, and, in parallel, develop new programs. Her immediate plans will include speaking with and learning from members of the community and thinking creatively and collaboratively about how we, as a community, can further the Committee’s mission.
We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our three new board members: Grace Bender, Mary Gilligan and Maria Rykowski. Together, the Board of Directors and Executive Director will continue to fulfill our mission: to enlist the resources of the community to help the frail, elderly, homebound, handicapped or families in need of temporary assistance, enabling them to maintain their independence and dignity.
Please keep an eye out for opportunities to meet Carrie, and for the relaunch of many of our programs.
President, Croton Caring Committee