UJA-Federation of New York's Scarsdale Community made the holidays brighter for young residents at the Henry Ittleson Center, a residential treatment facility of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency. Ittleson helps children ages 5 to 13 who have emotional disabilities or have experienced trauma in their young lives, providing them with therapeutic and special-education services. Volunteers and residents did crafts, decorated cupcakes, and participated in gym games. The event was part of the Gift of Chanukah, a program during which UJA-Federation's Westchester communities share the season's spirit at parties with clients at a number of its beneficiary agencies.
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For more than 95 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, nearly 60,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.