Charitable Requests

Non-Profit Policy

booksThank you for reaching out to Katonah Reading Room about your not-for-profit.  Although we would LOVE to support every cause in the area, we have to pick and choose or we’ll go out of business loving up all of the great organizations out there.  In order to be as fair as possible in our giving, here are our request criteria…

–  In a calendar year, January to January, we can only consider ONE request per not for profit.

–  We prioritize our giving to causes directly related to local children and literature or nutrition. Due to the sheer numbers of sports teams, we do not give to sports causes, we couldn’t possibly choose!  We also do not give to organizations which then donate to other organizations, we only give direct to local not-for-profit causes.  You can submit a request by email to info@katonahreadingroom.com – on how your cause fits these needs, preferably more than three weeks before the event.  We like to give books or baskets when possible in lieu of journal ads.  It feels more personal and relevant.

–  Please ask nicely, and remember that we get HUNDREDS of requests a year.  We can only help so many people and love to do it, but we are a SMALL, LOCAL business.

All requests should come via email: info@katonahreadingroom.com.  We need time to consider each request and if you come in to the store and request an immediate gift, we will have a hard time meeting your needs.  If you leave a note or flier it will absolutely get lost — if you’ve seen my desk, you’d understand.

If you are looking to post a flier or leave a pamphlet, we’re sorry but we don’t have room.  We do, however, happily post fliers or information for events on our social media (thousands of followers!) if you email the info to info@katonahreadingroom.com.

And lastly, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!  We have been on your side of the fence too – we know how hard it is to get support for your cause and understand your efforts and THANK YOU for the work you do!

List of organizations supported to date in 2020:

Bedford Hills Elementary School
Katonah Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Katonah Elementary School
Northern Westchester Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
Shaaray Tefila Preschool
West Patent Elementary School

List of organizations supported to date in 2019:

Bedford Hills Elementary School
Community Center of Northern Westchester
Friends of Karen
Katonah Library
One Eleuthera Foundation
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
Ronald McDonald House
Somers Elementary School
Somers Girl Scouts
St. Luke’s School
Star Legacy Foundation
Thistlewaithe School

List of organizations supported to date in 2018:

Bedford Hills Elementary School
Bedford Community Theater
Bridges to Community
Community Center of Northern Westchester
Fox Lane Middle School
Friends of Karen
Game Changer/Open Door Medical Centers
Increase Miller Elementary School
John Jay High School
Katonah Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Katonah Elementary School
Katonah Village Library
Muscoot Farm
Primrose Elementary School
Regina Academy
St. Luke’s School
Shaaray Tefila Preschool
Somers Elementary School
Thistlewaithe School
West Patent Elementary School
Yorktown Community Nursery School

List of organizations supported to date in 2017:

American Cancer Society (host & coordinate Paint the Town Purple event)
Bedford 2020
Bedford Hills Elementary School
Chappaqua Friends Nursery School
Community Center of Northern Westchester
GH Reid School
Harvey School
Increase Miller Elementary School
John Jay Middle School
Katonah Village Improvement Society
Katonah Elementary School
Katonah Village Library
Northern Westchester Hospital Speakers Series
Primrose Elementary School
Room to Read
Temple Shaaray Tefila Preschool
Thistlewaithe School

List of organizations supported to date in 2016:

American Cancer Society, Paint Katonah Purple (donations & town-wide event)
Appalachian Service Project (via John Jay students)
Bedford Hills Elementary School
Bet Torah Nursery School
Carver Center
Chappaqua Friends Nursery School
Community Center of Northern Westchester (food donations, financial donation)
FoodCorps
Friends of Karen
Hilltop Hanover Farm
Katonah Bedford-Hills Ambulance Corps
Katonah Elementary School
Katonah Library
Northern Westchester Hospital (Sponsor Speaker Series)
Regina Calli Academy
Rippowam Cisqua School
Sharray Tefila
Somers Primrose Elementary School
Somers Intermediate School
St Luke’s School
Thistlewaith
Women’s Council of Realtors in support of Maria Fareri Child Life Program

List of organizations supported in 2015:

Bedford Audubon – Story Trail
Bedford Hills Elementary School
Bedford Presbyterian Church Emergency Shelter Partnership
Community Center of Northern Westchester
Federated Conservationists of Westchester
Fox Lane Booster Club
Friends of Karen
Holistic Moms Network
Katonah-Bedford Hills Ambulance
Katonah Elementary School
Katonah Village Library
Meadow Pond Elementary School
Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Northern Westchester Hospital
Relay For Life
Somers Elementary School
Somers Intermediate School
St Luke’s School Teacher’s Association
Thistlewaithe Learning Center
Town of Bedford Recreation & Parks Ladies Bingo Night

List of organizations supported in 2014:

Bedford Hills Elementary School
Bedford 2020
Bereavement Center of Westchester
Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival
Charity: Water!
Community Center of Northern Westchester
Fox Lane Middle School
Katonah-Bedford Hills Ambulance Corps
Katonah Elementary School
Katonah Presbyterian Church/Community Center
Katonah Village Library Poetry Series
Katonah Village Library
Meadow Pond Elementary School
Mt Kisco Child Care Center
Ossining Children’s Center
Pequenakonck Elementary School
Thistlewaithe Learning Center
Town of Bedford Recreation and Parks Department
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship — Goodnight Moon Event
Westchester Christmas Dinner
World Book Night

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