GIVING YOU MORE MILES
Giving Your More Miles (GYMM) is the official host of the New Rochelle Turkey Troy - Westchester County's only Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.
GYMM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2017 with a MISSION:
“To celebrate and foster community through running. Giving You More Miles organizes races within local neighborhoods to raise money benefiting the community.”
GYMM will be donating 100% of our New Rochelle Turkey Trot 2017 proceeds to the following local charities:
HOPE COMMUNITY SERVICES | New Rochelle
About: "With the assistance and support of a host of volunteers, HOPE opened the doors of its first soup kitchen in 1984. Since its early days, HOPE has grown to become the largest emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in the region. Although HOPE Community Services was founded to respond to hunger in the community, it quickly became apparent that food was not the only thing our clients were lacking. Clothing, language skills, emotional support, immigration services, and other daily necessities were also needed. HOPE Community Services expanded its services to meet the needs of its diverse client population."
MY BROTHERS KEEPER | New Rochelle
Mission: "To create in New Rochelle a supportive environment wherein the entire community has accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge and is proactive in supporting this initiative. We want our residents to join us in helping all our youth, particularly Black and Hispanic or Latino boys and young men, succeed, and enjoy productive, rewarding lives. We want all our young people to enter school ready to learn; read at grade level or better by third grade; graduate from high school in a timely manner ready for college and/or career; complete college or other postsecondary education or vocational training; successfully enter the workforce anywhere they desire including in this community; and are able to live their lives here or elsewhere safe from violence and benefitting from second chances when necessary."
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB | New Rochelle
Mission: "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."
"A Boys & Girls Club Provides:
A safe place to learn and grow...
Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...
Hope and opportunity."
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY | Westchester County
Mission: “Everyone deserves a decent place to live. Through shelter, we empower people to build a better future for themselves and their families.
Launched in 1988, HFH-Westchester has built and rehabbed more than 800 houses for families in our county as well as in disaster-ravaged areas of the country. As with our national organization, families in Westchester County report these results from their home ownership:
• improved education and skills;
• a feeling of civic responsibility and respect for the community;
• a sense of pride in their accomplishments;
• greater financial independence and breaking the cycle of poverty.
THE YMCA | New Rochelle
The New Rochelle YMCA was established on February 3, 1899 and within the last ten years, the focus of the Y has shifted from a “swim and gym club” to a community based charitable organization, which offers affordable programs, in addition to providing financial aid for children and families in need. Faced with a roof repair which closed down the pool and all aquatic programs for over 16 months in 2014-2015, the Y volunteers and staff mobilized the community and raised the needed funds to reopen the pool in 2016. The new facility is a testament to the importance of our Y in the community.
Currently the YMCA serves close to 5,000 members, with a great majority of seniors and children. The YMCA has developed a Universal Pre-K program in partnership with the New Rochelle school district. We are also home to the Sailfish Youth Swim Team, Silver Sneakers, Junior NBA Basketball, and YMCA Camp New Roc in the summer.
THE NEW ROCHELLE CAMPERSHIP FUND | New Rochelle
The New Rochelle Campership Fund Inc. is a non-profit community agency that has served the children of New Rochelle for five decades without regard to race, color, sex or creed. It has provided thousands of children with camping experiences they could not otherwise afford. Attendance at both day camps and sleep-away are supported.
New Rochelle has always had families that could not afford to send their children to camp. But in recent years, the stresses on many parents and children have become severe. Many children are from one-parent homes where funds
are limitied. Many parents struggle to make ends meet, and some receive public assistance.
The need to relieve such stress, and provide children with a safe, happy and healthy summer respite, has never been greater. The Campership Fund is the only agency in the community that exists solely to send needy children to camp.
The Fund is now serving its second generation of children, and many of those who were loyal contributors in the past are no longer with us. As numbers of children needing assistance increase, so too, do camp costs.
The Fund is administered by an all-volunteer Executive Board. No salary costs are incurred.
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