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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OceanFirst Bank and Riverdale Y Join Hands to Spread Rosh Hashanah Joy

Today, we have an inspiring story that embodies the spirit of community, compassion, and unity. OceanFirst Bank and Riverdale Y have partnered together to create 70 heartfelt Rosh Hashanah packages for the wonderful folks at AmPark Norc. This heartwarming collaboration goes beyond the act of giving – it’s a testament to the power of coming […]

Jewish New Year Clothing Drive

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued dedication in bringing sweetness and care into our world. Through all the mitzvot you’ve performed, you have truly enriched the lives of everyone you’ve touched. I genuinely appreciate everything you have done, and I extend my warmest wishes to you, your mishpacha (family), and your […]