Sparrows Nest (Aired On April 22nd and April 23rd, 2017)

Sparrow’s Nest is Growing Fast (Aired on April 22 and 23, 2017)
Krista Jones returns to RadioRotary with exciting news about developments at
Sparrow’s Nest, the charity that provides food to the families of persons who
have cancer. Ms. Jones started the charity in 2009 when a good friend was dying
of colon cancer, providing meals that Ms. Jones left at the doorstep; soon Ms.
Jones learned of four other friends with cancer and began to cook for them as
well. Seeing the need, she then formed Sparrow’s Nest with many volunteers
helping in the mission. Today Sparrow’s Nest has moved from Ms. Jones’
kitchen to a professional kitchen and office in commercial space, feeding about
500 families—not just moms–in Dutchess and nearby counties. Drivers bring
healthy food from the central kitchen in special coolers. Plans are underway to
expand even farther, doubling the area covered and the number of families fed.
Learn more:
Sparrow’s Nest
Sparrow’s Nest Facebook Page

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April 24, 2017 · Posted in Hudson Valley, Nutrition, Service Organizations, Volunteers  

Love Holds Life (Aired on April 15, 2017 and April 16, 2017)

Love Holds Life Children’s Cancer Foundation (Aired on April 15 and 16, 2017)

Richard Senato tells RadioRotary the inspiring story of Love Holds Life, a foundation whose mission is to pay all of the otherwise out-of-pocket expenses of  a family with a child fighting cancer, a project that is sponsored in part by Patterson Rotary. It began when Mr. Senato became inspired to help an eleven-year-old child in a Patterson family.  After covering over $73,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for his family, that child in now eighteen and cancer free. Since that start, Love Holds Life has helped finance cancer treatment for over twenty children, financed by donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and local organizations, including Rotary. Donors have a choice of supporting the Family Medical Fund, 100% of that money going to the affected families, or the Legacy Fund that supports the operating costs of the foundation—sponsors can choose to support both, also. Weekly community outreach programs are a primary means of reaching donors.

 

Learn more:

Love Holds Life Foundation

Love Holds Life on Facebook

Childhood Cancers

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April 17, 2017 · Posted in Children, Health, Service Organizations  

Pleasant Valley Lions (Aired on April 8, 2017 & April 9, 2017)

Pleasant Valley Service Organization (Aired on April 8 and 9, 2017)
Service Clubs are all about community, partly because they are one of
the glues that hold communities together. This program features two of
the clubs that serve the community of Pleasant Valley, NY—The Lions
Club, represented by its current president, Mike Kessler , and Rotary,
represented by RadioRotary producer and Pleasant Valley Rotarian
Kathy Kruger. Both local clubs are also part of international
organizations with major programs such as elimination of river
blindness and polio, but they work mostly on improving their local
communities. Although most of the time the two organizations are
independent, they support several of the same causes, such as the
local food bank and scholarships for students from the local high
school.
Learn more:
Pleasant Valley Lions Club
Pleasant Valley Rotary Club
Lions Club International
Lions Club Locator
Rotary International
Rotary Club Club Locator

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Vanderbilt Gardens (Aired on April 1st and April 2nd 2017)

Vanderbilt Gardens volunteers Susanne Gillespie and Anita Whelan
come to the RadioRotary studio to discuss the beautiful gardens they
help tend at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park,
NY.

The Vanderbilt Mansion was the impressive summer “cottage” of  Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt. Frederick maintained and improved the formal gardens on the site in the early 20th century, but after Frederick died in 1938 there were no buyers for the property. President Franklin Roosevelt, a neighbor, arranged to have the estate made into a national historic site, but during World War II the site languished Although there was money to restore the brickwork for the formal gardens, the gardens themselves were not replanted until 1984, when
three volunteers approached the Park Service about taking it over.
Today volunteers plant about 6,000 annual flowers each year and maintain the cherry trees (nearly the only plants from Vanderbilt’s time), the perennial garden, and the rose garden. Admission to the gardens is free. The operation is funded by a giant plant sale each
Memorial Day weekend and a formal tea party in September. Planting and maintenance is entirely the work of volunteers.
Learn more:
F.W. Vanderbilt Garden Association
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Hyde Park Tourist Sites

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April 3, 2017 · Posted in Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life  

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