The Community Gifts Program is funded by private donations and the Salvation Army to support various forms of assistance throughout the year. Donations are overseen by an independent 501(c)(3) Fund and are tax deductible. The Community Gifts Program spans the following offerings:
Campership: Provides camp scholarship, registration and transportation to several local camps and sleep away camps for children 5-14 years old.
Boots and Shoes: Provides vouchers and gift cards for children ages 5-14 entering school to purchase footwear.
Holiday Aid: Provides food vouchers, food baskets, Toy distribution day and Angel Tree gifts during the holiday season.
Services are provided to Greenwich Youth through three unique programs:
Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center (BANC) After School Program: A licensed after school program serving Byram students ages 5-11 attending New Lebanon Elementary School. The purpose is to promote positive youth development and educational enrichment through participation in educational, recreational and arts activities.
Greenwich Youth Conservation Program: Provides short-term summer employment and training for 112 youth ages 14-15. Four consecutive groups spend two-week sessions doing outdoor work projects at Greenwich parks, nature preserves and other Town facilities. Teens receive a stipend for their work funded through private and public donations.
Greenwich Youth Corp: Provides an additional opportunity for youth ages 16-17. Teens are selected from their work in GYCP and 2 groups of 7 work 30 hours a week for 4 weeks earning minimum wage. This is a partnership with Greenwich Land Trust. Teen salaries are funded through private donations.