How we help

Croton Caring helps seniors and neighbors in need in a variety of ways.  Through our numerous programs such as senior luncheons, food baskets and adopt-a-family. Croton Caring is committed to being a valuable resource in our community. 

Senior Programs

  • Medical Transportation – see below for program details
  • Shopping Assistance – We provide shopping assistance (grocery shopping,
    prescription pick-up and delivery, etc.) to seniors.
  • Food Basket Program – We provide food baskets four times per year (Spring, Summer, Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays) to seniors facing food insecurity.  Each basket provides seniors with much needed non-perishable and perishable foods.
  • Monthly Luncheons and Breakfasts – We host monthly breakfasts and lunches throughout the year.
  • Monthly Birthday Club  – Seniors receive a student-made birthday card, homemade treats and a bouquet of flowers.
  • National Senior Citizens’ Day Luncheon – In celebration of National Senior Citizens’ Day we host a luncheon in August at a local restaurant.
  • Food, Utility and Prescription Assistance – We provide emergency financial assistance to our seniors facing an acute need in these areas.
  • “Senior Prom”, “Dinner and a Movie” and Other Social Programs – We partner with the Croton School District to provide events where students can interact with and support our seniors.
  • “Bagels and Bingo” – This is a student-run Bingo tournament complete with breakfast and prizes from local Croton businesses.
  • Seniors Cheering Seniors – We arrange for Croton senior citizens to send words of encouragement to Croton-Harmon High School graduates.
  • CET Kindness Club – Croton seniors and the CET Kindness Club gather 3-4 times a year for crafts and snacks.

Community Programs

  • Food Basket Programs – We provide food baskets four times per year (Spring, Summer, Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays) to families facing food insecurity. Each basket provides families with much needed non-perishable and perishable food.
  • Medical Transportation – see below for program details
  • Adopt a Family – We provide Croton children and families with gifts in December.
  • School Supplies & Backpack Program – We provide Croton students with a backpack, school supplies, and gift cards to local businesses.
  • Student Board of Director Program – We provide Croton-Harmon High School students an opportunity to serve on a non-profit Board of Directors (BOD) and gain experience in all facets of the organization. Please contact us for more information.
  • Scholarship Program – High School seniors can apply for a scholarship. Please contact us for more information.

Medical Transportation Program

Our Medical Transportation program provides round-trip transportation to/from medical appointments and ongoing medical treatments for community members who have no other means available. Medical appointments must be located within a 15-mile radius of Croton-on-Hudson (this includes Phelps Memorial Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Northern Westchester Medical Center and New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital).

Click here to get additional details regarding this program → Medical Transportation Program Guidelines, including how to request an appointment.

We will make every effort to accommodate all requests for medical transportation we receive, however, as this Program is provided exclusively through volunteers, we may need to direct individuals to other community resources if there are no drivers available. Please find alternative resources here (link to info on resource page). **** Alana to add relevant info from below: (Medical Transportation Program Guidelines)
Please note that some of the above resources may have an associated cost.


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