Volunteering or Donating for the New Year?

Each week on Get Connected, I have the opportunity to speak with people hard at work to make our communities safer, healthier and a better place all of us to live.  As we reach the end of 2017, if you're considering where to make a tax deductible charitable donation, or if you're interested in volunteering in the new year, please consider our guests from the past year.  And THANK YOU to everyone who joined me...it was a priviledge to speak with you!

Get Connected airs Sundays from 7-7:30a ET on 106.7.  Our most recent shows can be found on the lower portion of our home page, and our library is here.  (Click the "Episodes" tag for shows going back up to 18 months.)  

If you are part of, or are aware of a worthy organization that you'd like to hear on the show, you're welcome to contact me at ninadelrio@iheartmedia.com.  

14th Street Y   

A downtown Manhattan non-profit that serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually with programs for all ages including health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs.

The Alliance for Positive Change    

The Alliance for Positive Change (previously AIDS Service Center NYC) helps New Yorkers make lasting positive changes towards health, housing, recovery and self-sufficiency.

Alzheimer’s NJ   

Providing care and support for New Jersey families since 1985.

Amud Aish  

Amud Aish Memorial Museum (AAMM) in Brooklyn is a living memorial to all the victims of the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on the perspectives of observant Jewish communities.

Animal Medical Center     

AMC in New York City is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910. 

Apex for Youth    

Delivering possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth in NYC by recruiting volunteers as positive role models and mentors.

Arab American Support Center    

A non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Asphalt Green   

A nonprofit that provides high-quality sports, swim and fitness instruction and programs to New York City children and adults.

Ballet Hispanico   

An American dance company based in Manhattan, presenting work reflecting the experience of Hispanic and Latino Americans.

Battery Dance      

Battery Dance connects the world through dance, building bridges through international cultural exchange, with special attention to the disadvantaged and areas of conflict.

Best Buddies    

Assists volunteers to pair up with a buddy with a disability and provide them with a friend or a mentor.

Bronx Freedom Fund   

The Bronx Freedom Fund is a nonprofit charitable bail fund that helps indigent New Yorkers charged with low-level offenses avoid the devastating consequences of pretrial detention.


From toddlers to seniors, Bronxworks shelters, teaches, and supports neighbors to build a stronger community.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts    

An independent organization on the campus of Brooklyn College, presenting performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices.

Committee to Protect Journalists    

For 36 years, CPJ has defended the rights of journalists in the United States and around the world.

Earth Day Initiative   

Promoting environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments. 

Elijah’s Promise   

A New Brunswick, NJ non-profit, fighting to end hunger with a community soup kitchen, culinary school, community gardens and other initiatives that further social good.

Emma's Torch

A social enterprise that empowers refugees through culinary education and job readiness training.

Family and Children’s Association    

With offices in Hicksville and Hempstead, FCA offers assistance to those with social challenges, including addiction treatment, prevention and recovery.

First Friends    

First Friends of NJ and NY provides compassion and hope to detained immigrants and asylum seekers through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy.

Flatiron Partnership 

The non-profit Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District works to enhance the area's reputation as one of New York's most vital and exciting historic neighborhoods. 

Flushing Town Hall   

Presenting multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens, New York and New York City, New York.


Assisting those leaving ultra-Orthodoxy, with programming and resources for people at any stage of the journey.

Fresh Air Fund  

Providing free summer vacations in the country to New York City children from low-income communities.

Gallop NYC  

Using therapeutic horsemanship to help riders in NYC with disabilities live their lives as fully, independently and productively as possible.

Girl Scouts of Greater NY   

Girl Scouts of Greater New York helps nearly 28,000 girls build their courage, confidence, and character.

Glamour Gals     

GlamourGals uses makeup as a tool to empower student volunteers to connect with senior citizens in assisted living facilities and senior homes.

Good Neighbors of Park Slope   

An all volunteer, non-profit, aging-in-place organization, open to residents of Park Slope and surrounding areas who are age 50 and over.


Hungerthon is an annual Thanksgiving tradition started in 1975 by singer Harry Chapin's organization WhyHunger to raise awareness about food insecurity.

Identity Theft Resource Center 

Providing victim assistance and consumer education through its toll-free call center, website and social media. 

Interschool Orchestras   

Provides seven youth orchestras and a band for school children in New York City to make music together.

Jazz Foundation of America   

Helping jazz and blues musicians in need of emergency funds and connects them with performance opportunities in schools and the community.

Making Strides Walk

Making Strides is the American Cancer Society's annual health campaign to increase about breast cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, and cure.

Materials For The Arts    

MFTA is New York's premiere reuse center, providing a way for companies and individuals to donate unneeded supplies to thousands of nonprofit organizations with arts programming and public schools.


MedShadow Foundation's mission is to learn and educate about the side effects and long-term effects of prescription medicine.

National Winter Activity Center   

Based in Vernon, NJ, NWAC aims to improve the lives, health and fitness of all youth by providing access to winter sports activities.

New York Latino Film Festival   

The premiere Urban Latino film event in the country, supporting the Latino film community with professional development and fostering relationships for Latino talent.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep   

Committed to assisting parents and families experiencing early infant loss. NILMDTS connects families with volunteer photographers who donate the gift of infant remembrance photography.

NYC Urban Debate League     

The largest middle school debate league in the nation.

Operation Smile   

In addition to providing cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide, Operation Smile works to reduce the occurrence of cleft lips and palates worldwide.

Pilots to the Rescue  

Saving animals from euthanasia through a network of volunteer pilots.


The Police Athletic League, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, supports and inspires City youths to realize their full individual potential.

The Raptor Trust

A wild bird rehabilitation center located in the Millington section of Long Hill Township in Morris County, New Jersey, 


Defending the Hudson River and its tributaries, and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million NYC and Hudson Valley residents.


Offering a wide range of Musical Theater classes and camps that actively engage Pre-K to 12th grade students from all racial, economic, and social backgrounds.


UNICEF protects and defends the rights of every child. 

Wheeling Forward    

Helps recently disabled people who lack a support system and resources to obtain the services they need.

Women Auto Know     

Educating and empowering female drivers and car owners.  

The Workmen's Circle

The Workmen's Circle powers progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education, and social justice activism. 

Xerces Society   

A non-profit environmental organization focused on the conservation of invertebrates considered to be essential to biological diversity and ecosystem health. 

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