Join in Support of an Event

We have a number of events each year to raise funds to support our programming for children and families. For more information about any of the events listed below, please contact events@childcenterny.org or 718-651-7770 ext. 6825.

Far Rockaway RBI Volunteer Day—Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., O’Donohue Park, Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway RBI is a baseball league for youth ages 6-14, formed by The Child Center of NY in partnership with other community partners, including Major League Baseball (MLB). The children engage in practices and games, clinics, baseball-related youth development activities, and opportunities to engage with MLB players and other personnel from the New York Mets while learning the values of teamwork, self-discipline, and sportsmanship through baseball.

On Far Rockaway RBI Volunteer Day, volunteers will have the opportunity to coach a team with a manager. Those with no baseball experience can help set up the field, oversee water and field supplies, remind the players of the lineup, and possibly provide snacks or lunch. No matter what your task, you will be serving as a positive role model for the players and have a unique chance to see the magic of Far Rockaway RBI in action!

Annual Spring Gala—Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m., The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Thank you for supporting our 2017 gala! You can view photos on our Facebook page.

At this heartwarming event, we celebrate our staff’s and supporters’ dedication and passion for the children and families we serve, as well as the success of those children. For more information, contact gala@childcenterny.org and see our video. Take a look at our list of generous supporters
who helped make the 2017 gala a success, benefitting children and families in need.


The Raymond J. Cook Annual Golf Outing, September 11, 2017

goThis annual event hosts 200 businessmen and women from around the area.

The day includes breakfast, lunch on the course, and cocktails and culminates in a sumptuous dinner, live auction, and exciting raffle that are a lighthearted ending to an amazing day of golf.

Top sponsorship levels include a foursome, preferred tee off, and promotion on signage.


Student Showcases

Spring Deadline: March 31, 2017 / Fall Deadline: September 29, 2017

ss1Each spring and winter, our afterschool programs offer a showcase of students’ artwork, musical and dramatic performances, and school projects that is open to parents, political officials, and the community.

The attendance at all of the showcases is a total of 1,400-1,500 people.

As a top sponsor of the Spring Showcase, you would be listed on all invitations and promotional materials sent to parents, politicians, and community groups, listed on all signage at the event, and given an opportunity to speak from the podium at the event.

 


Head Start Moving Up Ceremonies–every August
Deadline: July 

hsmuOur Head Start programs for 3- and 4-year-olds prepare children from low-income families to enter kindergarten ready and excited to learn. We do this by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development and engaging parents in the process.

In August, we celebrate the transition of our 280 students from Head Start to kindergarten in each of our classrooms with special presentations by the children and a luncheon with the families.

As a top sponsor of these events, your name would be listed on our invitations, flyers, programs, and signs. You would also have the opportunity to address the parents at the events.


 

Holiday Party for Children and Families–December
Thank you for supporting our 2016 holiday party! You can view photos on our Facebook page.

What are you and your employees doing for the year-end holidays this year?

For 250 children from low-income families, our annual holiday party will be the high point of the season. We begin the festivities with an early dinner, then move on to a dance party and games, face painting, balloon animals, and a visit from Santa Claus, who gives each child a gift.

As a Corporate Sponsor, you can make the magic happen for the kids and your employees. Benefits include:

    • A corporate volunteer project for your employees who could help put smiles on children’s faces by gathering and wrapping gifts for the children
    • A team-building experience, planning and running the games and activities
    • A wonderful media event for your company emphasizing your community involvement
    • The happiness that comes from being part of a caring community
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