In the spirit of giving, consider dropping off new & unwrapped toys, books or crafts for children ages newborn to 18 years at the office. We are accepting toys from now until December 23rd for the Children's Heart Foundation Annual Toy Drive (newyork.childrensheartfoundation.org/).
The toys will be delivered to several New York area hospitals, including Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY Presbyterian and Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. The gifts will bring joy for children who will be hospitalized during the holiday season. Many thanks for your generosity!
Hillside Food Outreach
“The annual “A Westchester Christmas” concert in Rye, NY, performed by many professional musicians raises funds for Hillside Food Outreach. This local charity delivers food on a monthly basis to more than 2,000 housebound people living at or below the poverty level. They also promote youth involvement enlisting participation in monthly “Packing Nights”. In December 2016, advisor Peter Gallagher, attended with his wife, and office manager Becky Burfeind and family; and made a donation on behalf of his firm Unified Retirement Planning Group, located in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Congenital Heart Walk
Becky and Jacqui from the URPG Team and family participated in the Congenital Heart Walk in New York City on October 15, 2017. The walk raised over $78,000 for a great cause. The Congenital Heart Walk is the only national event dedicated to fight congenital heart disease in collaboration with the Children's Heart Foundation (CHF) and the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). Congratulations to Team Amanda!
Charity Dinner to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
On May 26, 2017 Peter Gallagher of Unified Retirement Planning Group (URPG), along with his team and their spouses, attended a charity dinner to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (www.lls.org). URPG’s donation of $600 will go toward funding research for a cure for blood cancers.
In addition to appetizers, the 13-course authentic Chinese banquet was prepared by the event organizer, Darryl Moy, and was enjoyed by all in attendance. This event is one part of the fundraising drive Team in Training: Cooking & Climbing 4 a Cure, which will culminate with a climb of Yosemite Falls.
New York Blood Center blood drive
In honor of American Heart Month, and Congenital Heart Disease Week, Advisor Peter Gallagher along with office manager Becky Burfeind (pictured left) participated in a New York Blood Center blood drive (nybloodcenter.org) on February 11, 2017 at their church. While Peter donated blood, Becky helped by hanging signs around town and checking in blood donors.
Becky’s daughter is a survivor of Congenital Heart Disease and the whole family is involved with the NY Chapter of the Children’s Heart Foundation. As blood transfusions are common with heart surgery, this was a great way to give back to the community.