Our Volunteer’s April Impact

April was a bustling time at Riverdale Y. As the weather warmed up and nature came alive with blossoming trees and flowers, we saw the fruits of our hard work planted earlier in the year. Volunteers of all ages joined us for volunteer appreciation events. From 7-year-olds to seniors, people of diverse ages chatted, shared […]

Riverdale Y CEO’s letter from Israel trip with Congressman Ritchie Torres

A message from our CEO, Melissa Sigmond: Last week I traveled to Israel as part of a small New York City Bronx leaders delegation, led by Congressman Ritchie Torres, along with colleagues from UJA-Federation of NY. The trip was impactful, emotional but also truly inspiring. At the start of the visit, we arrived in Tel […]

Thank you to all our volunteers!

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Month this April, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the remarkable contributions made by our volunteers. As the Director of Volunteer Services for Riverdale Y, I am proud to share that over 300 volunteers have dedicated their time and effort to our mission of enriching the […]

Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness: 50 Acts of Service at Riverdale Y

February 17 was Random Acts of Kindness Day. In the spirit of giving back to our community, we set out to accomplish 50 Acts of Service, and I am overjoyed to report that we’ve been making significant strides toward that goal. From organizing food pantries to throwing memorable birthday parties, every act has been a […]

Thank you for participating in MLK Week of Service 

I want to express our heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the Riverdale Y community for your invaluable contribution during the MLK Week of Service. Your dedication and hard work truly make a difference in the lives of those in need and support the Y’s value of taking responsibility to care for one another, in our […]

A Magical Holiday Celebration for Children in Need

The spirit of the holidays shone brighter than ever this year as the Riverdale Y and The Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA) partnered to bring joy and festivity to children and their families living in a local shelter for asylum seekers. This heartwarming collaboration saw an outpouring of generosity from the Riverdale Y […]

Riverdale Y Fights Food Vulnerability with AXIUM Infrastructure Volunteers

Our monthly food pantry at AmPark NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) on 10/18 was well-attended by folks facing food vulnerability in the Bronx. Nearly 160 people came through the doors of AmPark NORC and walked away with a bag full of food graciously provided by Met Council, a New York organization focussed on the needs […]

Community Unity: Making a Real Difference Through Our Clothing & Sorting Drive

At the core of our mission lies a simple yet profound objective: to enrich the lives of others and cultivate a sense of community. This month, we are thrilled to share the heartwarming success of our recent clothing and sorting drive, an initiative that truly showcased the power of community unity. We want to extend […]

Cultivating a culture of care

At the core of our mission lies a simple yet profound objective: to enrich the lives of others and cultivate a sense of community cultivate a sense of community and caring for one another. This month, I encourage you to do just that by offering support to recently arrived individuals and families who are seeking […]

Join us in the sukkah!

We are excited to extend our heartfelt invitation to you and your loved ones to join us at Riverdale Y to celebrate the joyous Jewish holiday of Sukkot.  Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews traditionally dwell during this week-long celebration. According to Jewish tradition, our sukkot represent […]