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'Tis Better to Give...
 Derek Brown   
Super SONYC "Most Devoted" Winner!

The Department of Youth and Community Development awarded Derek Brown the Super SONYC "Most Devoted" Award for inspiring holiday food drives at FYI. A high school sophomore, Derek's favorite FYI service is providing groceries for the elderly and low-income families. He is a six-year FYI veteran. 

FYI Gives Back with a Little Help from our Friends

  •  Arconic Foundation purchased 150 turkeys for our Thanksgiving drive
  • High Bridge Reformed Church collected clothing and sleeping bags
  • Columbia Presbyterian employees donated nearly 1,000 canned goods
  • I.S 187 students collected 113 cans
  • Jeff Haber funded Christmas dinner for 150 low-income FYI families 
  • Columbia Business School graduate students hosted a Holiday Party (photo below)
  • Board member Crissaris Sarnelli, with Domingo Martinez, organized a toy drive for our FYI children

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Board member Jeff Haber and FYIer Rey Revilla at Thanksgiving food drive.


Welcome program participant, Joel Lopez, enjoys Columbia Business School Holiday Party.

           FYI staff wrap gifts for kids (pictured left to right, Maurice Evans, Albert Mezistrano, Jeremiah Roman, Sergio Bautista, Cesaly Feliz, Carla Rivera). 

Bravo FYI Board of Directors for raising $109,000 at our gala! 
Rebecca Sale, Board Chair   Steve Elkes
Amit Jain, Vice Chair             Billie Gibson
Yuriy Boykiv, Treasurer Berta Matos 
Jeff Haber, Secretary            Claudel Pressa
Ed Lehmann, Chair Emeritus Crissaris Sarnelli
  Lewis Schiff
 FYI thanks Youth INC for their support and guidance.                         
  Happy Holidays and Thanks to All!
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