MCA members can take pride in the contributions they and their association have made to the community for over sixty years. Members and staff serve on not-for-profit boards, and contribute generously of their time, talent and money.
But it is as an organization that its greatest impact is felt. The MCA has provided entire plumbing and heating systems for several Habitat for Humanity homes, bathrooms for boys' group homes, furnace and boiler checkups through its HEAT'S ON program for the elderly, and is the in-house plumber for the Food Bank. In the past, the MCA co-sponsored Summer Jobs for Youth, helping to find meaningful first jobs for over 250 of Westchester's neediest teens.
In addition, the MCA has donated the proceeds of its annual golf outings to the Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, the American Cancer Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Blythedale Childrens Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Food Banks of Westchester and Hudson Valley, The Lustgarten Foundation, The Danny Fund, Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester When the price of home heating oil skyrocketed in 2007, the MCA gave $25,000 to the Westchester and Putnam Community Action Program to help homeowners in need.
As one member said, "As long as there is need in our community we will be there to give back".
Hudson Valley MCA Helps The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation
This is the twelfth year that the MCA has donated the proceeds of its golf outing to charitable organizations with a presence in the Hudson Valley. This years donation brings the total to $293,000.
The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS Charitable Foundation supports families stricken with ALS by empowering them to improve their quality of life through financial assistance, and to give back to our wonderful community of Pelham, NY by providing scholarships to worthy students of Pelham High School. This foundation is also committed to leading the fight to treat and cure ALS by actively contributing to ALS research, education and awareness.