September’s Charity of the Month is:
Equity First Foundation
By: Noelle Lambert
The Equity First Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which services clients all over Long Island. Rhonda Klch started this foundation with the mission to offer services, resources and programs to consumers and small businesses that are facing financial distress.
This nonprofit is guided by a board of experts from the Long Island business community. They strive to educate the community so people can make financial decisions with knowledge and confidence. Some people they help through their workshops are those in women’s shelters, homeless shelters, veteran homes, at-risk communities, drug rehabilitation centers and senior centers.
Additionally, as a way to honor women of Long Island that have excelled and created an impact in the areas of community, volunteer, philanthropy and business development, this nonprofit is holding their third annual Angel Awards! The event will be held tomorrow, September 27th, from 11AM – 2PM at The Piermont in Babylon!
This year’s nominees are Carla Hamilton, Allyson Scerri, Dawn Sambade, Celeste Martin, Lori Ann Gonzalez, Tracey Lutz, Connie Henriquez, Chrissy Bogue, Patricia Peterson, Megan Smith, Renee Flagler, Teri Mangione, Gina Centauro, Heidi Felix, Lisa Albinowski, Nicole Contera, Debbie Stone, Donna Lillie, Therese Mora, Anne Line, Christina Lentini, Patricia Balestras, Laura Rogacki and Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz.
If you would like to have the opportunity to meet these women, as well as be in attendance as the community thanks them for all they do for others, this years Angel Awards is the place to be!
Visit www.AngelAwardsLI.com for tickets, donations and sponsorships, or call 631.714.4822 for additional information!
Another organization you can become involved with:
Hope Children’s Fund ~ LI to Kenya Organization
Hope Children’s Fund is a nonprofit that operates with the motto “Education Is Key.” Their mission is to provide not only safety, food, clothing and health care for children in Africa, but education and the means for them to create a productive, successful future for themselves as well! This organization runs an orphanage in Kenya and truly changes the lives of children! As a way to showcase all they do and raise funds, Hope Children’s Fund is holding their second annual “Passion for Education Gala” at East Wind in Wading River on Sunday, January 20th, 2019. If you would like to enjoy a night out that benefits children in need, please email HCFGALA@gmail.com to RSVP or visit their website for more information!
If you would like your organization to be featured in this column, please email Noelle@SouthBaysNeighbor.com!