November 11, 2011

Meet our Cavalcade Charity Partner: Brooklyn Community Foundation

For this year’s Holiday Handmade Cavalcade we are proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation. With its motto "Do Good Right Here" the Foundation succinctly states its mission which is:
to improve the lives of people in Brooklyn by strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking and community service.
As the only community foundation dedicated exclusively to the people of Brooklyn, the organization focuses on five different areas of support:

Art Print - My Zoetrope

Arts for All--

Seeks to support local arts and cultural organizations

Caring Neighbors--

Assists vulnerable Brooklynites and their neighbors

Community Development--

Supports efforts to provide affordable housing and neighborhood stability

Education and Youth Achievement--

Supports programs that promote access to quality education and academic success for all and assists organizations that help young people make smart life choices and nurture their social and emotional well-being

Green Communities--

Fosters the development of green spaces, jobs, and neighborhoods

Kids Hat - Ellis Design

Of course the Arts for All fund is very close to our own interests as artists and designers of the {NewNew}. One of the grants the Foundation recently made was to Cool Culture an organization that partners with 90 of New York City's best known cultural institutions to provide access to museums, zoos and parks to 50,000 underserved New York families.

Given the breadth of causes supported by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, you are sure to find a project that you can help fund by donating to the Foundation. So come to the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade where you can chat with representatives of the Brooklyn Community Foundation about their different funds and awards. Plan out this year's charity giving and take care of some holiday shopping at the same time.


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