North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center (the Guidance Center), the leading not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island, is pleased to announce that The Andy Foundation, a Garden City-based nonprofit, dedicated to helping children less fortunate than most, has donated $10,000 to support its mission.
“There is such a tremendous need now for supporting mental health services for young people, especially since the pandemic caused such isolation, fear and sadness,” said Jill Palmeri, the founder of The Andy Foundation. “Our mission is helping children in need, the lifesaving work of the Guidance Center is something we are proud to support.
Kathy Rivera, Executive Director/CEO of the Guidance Center, expressed gratitude for the Andy Foundation’s generous donation. “We never turn anyone away for inability to pay, so we count on the support of the local community, foundations and other funding sources to make sure we are here for everyone who needs us,” said Rivera. “Kids and teens are experiencing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking at rates that are higher than ever before, and because of caring people like Jill and her team, these young people will get the help they desperately need and deserve.”
The Andy Foundation, which was formed in 2004 to honor the memory of Andrew Palmeri ,focuses on helping children less fortunate than most. If you would like to support The Foundation you can do so by donating or shopping at The Andy Foundation Yard Sale Shop , located at 195 Herricks Rd, Garden City Park. The store is filled with vintage and gently used items and it is staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers. All proceeds from the store go to furthering the mission of The Andy Foundation.
Photo: Left to Right: Andy Foundation founder Jill Palmeri, Kathy Rivera and Lauren McGowan