Scarsdale’s Alan Waxenberg, from left, and Natalie Robinson, chairs of the Metropolis Country Club’s Foundation, donated $10,000 to Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) Kids’ Kloset, which provides gently used clothing and other essentials to children in need in Westchester.
Since 2011, more than 8,900 children have received bags of clothing from Kids’ Kloset, often in times of crisis when a family has lost all of its belongings, when back to school time approached and new items were needed or in the midst of a winter deep freeze when a warm coat was vital.
WJCS COO Bernie Kimberg, third above, thanked Metropolis for its loyal support to WJCS since 2007, while Kids’ Kloset director Stephanie Roth, right, showed off samples of the week’s worth of clothing that’s carefully selected and packed to match the size and specifications of each recipient. The donation will allow Kids’ Kloset to continue its operations and purchase needed items.
WJCS is one of the largest non-profit, non-sectarian human services agencies in Westchester, serving 20,000 people annually at 70 clinic, school, community and home-based locations throughout the county. The agency’s integrated network of services includes mental health treatment and counseling, child and youth development programs, residential and non-residential programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home health and geriatric services. The highest level of professional development and training is offered through the WJCS Educational Institute.
For more information on WJCS, go to www.wjcs.com.