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Pentegra is Committed to Community Service

Pentegra is a Corporate Champion and strategic impact partner and supporter of Volunteer New York. The mission of Volunteer New York is to inspire, mobilize and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community. Through its partnership with Volunteer New York Pentegra’s employees have participated in meaningful community outreach efforts.

Pentegra’s Community Service for My Second Home of Westchester
Pentegra Volunteers planted a garden at My Second Home in Westchester County. My Second Home, established in 1998, offers a refreshing and innovative intergenerational approach to adult day services. By blending activities for adults and children, both age groups acquire an understanding of shared values and respect for individuals at every stage of life.

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Pentegra’s Community Service for Steppin’ Up Yonkers
Pentegra Volunteers helped harvest vegetables at the Organic farm in Goshen, NY for Steppin’Up Yonkers. The vegetables were distributed to families in need in Yonkers. Steppin’ Up Yonkers, created in 2009, provides community members the support, skills, knowledge and opportunities needed to effect neighborhood change and acts as a resource and information sharing network for residents, faith institutions, community based organizations, businesses and other stakeholders throughout southwest Yonkers.

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Pentegra’s Community Service for Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers, NY.
Pentegra volunteers helped with garden maintenance and planting at the Lenoir Nature Preserve in Yonkers, NY. Lenoir Preserve is a 40-acre nature preserve comprising woodlands and field habitats. Our team activities included the beautification of the Butterfly Garden at the Preserve by planting butterfly friendly flowers, weeding and edging beds and replanting saplings.

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Pentegra's Community Service for Toddler's Park
Pentegra volunteers painted classrooms at Toddler's Park Head Start Day Care in Yonkers, NY. Toddler's Park is one of 30 Day Care/Head Start centers that serve over 1,800 students throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. The classrooms that were painted were totally transformed from drab colors to vibrant spaces of learning once again.

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Center for the Urban River at Beczak Marsh and Garden Clean Up
The Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB) is a regional hub for research and monitoring focused on Hudson River estuary and urban watershed issues. Pentegra employees worked on cleaning up the marsh, removing winter debris, drift wood, invasive vines, assist with repair of the erosion wall and marsh fencing and prepared the marsh for coming summer months.

In addition, employees also participated in creating children's craft bags for My Sisters Place. My Sister's Place provides safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse. Children checking in to My Sister's Place often leave behind all of their toys, and enter with nothing more than the clothes they are wearing. The craft bags give them a familiar activity that they can use to acclimate and perhaps ease the transition.

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Lois Bronz Children's Center
Pentegra volunteers assisted in revitalizing the playground including staining, painting, and planting some greenery at the Lois Bronz Children's Center. The Center cares for over 200 children annually and offers a ground-breaking infant nursery; a toddler and two year old program; a pre-school and Federal Head Start program; Universal Pre-K; a before and after-school program for elementary school children; and Stepping Stones, a New York State certified special education pre-school Program.

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