Our philanthropic efforts support people throughout the world. The Tara L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship is our flagship program developed to provide funding for students at the university level, but we are part of a worldwide network dedicated to assisting individuals and families from all walks of life. One of our more notable endeavors includes our ongoing partnership with the Ecumenical Missionaries in Elizabeth, NJ USA. Funding their programs has enabled students in one of the United States' most challenging areas to advance to the college level and secure jobs which would have otherwise been impossible to attain.
We have a strong focus on supporting programs geared towards education, but we are also proud supporters of programs devoted to aiding victims of domestic abuse and crimes against children.
A Quote From Father Luigi Hargain of the Eccumenical Missionaries:
"On behalf of the Ecumenical Missionaries we are most grateful to Dhonna Goodale for her financial support of our unwed mother program and our work with children of area prostitutes. Our labor includes their GED-Basic skills-work ethic program. Through this mission we ensure that the children attend school every day, have clothing and food, have supplies they need and help prepare them with the basics of life. For our unwed mother program, through Dhonna's generosity they receive diapers, formula, and baby clothing. Through this program we ensure they keep their pre-natal care appointments."
Here are some of our philanthropic efforts
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Here are some of the organizations which we proudly support:
- Nile Rodgers - We Are Family Foundation
- Maysle's Film Institute Foundation
- Roberta Flack School of Music
- Wyclef Jean Hatian Relief Foundation
- The United Way
- St. Jude's Children's Research
- Habitat for Humanity
- Relay for Life
- Hotel Rwanda
- The Ecumenical Missionaries of Elizabeth, NJ
- Doctors Without Borders
- Vail Leavitt Theater Restoration and Revitalization Foundation of the Music Hall
- The Greater Kiwanis Club of Riverhead
- Rotary Student Exchange Program
- The George Faison Fire House Theatre Project
- Flanders Fire Department
- P.B.A. (Police Benevolent Association)
- Flanders Little League
- Friends of the Riverhead Free Library
- Southampton and Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force
- Southold Battered Woman's Center
- The North Fork Woman's Center
- The Suffolk County Coalition against Domestic Violence
- Kent Animal Shelter
- Friendship Baptist Church Youth Foundation
- First Baptist Church: the annual "Martin Luther King Breakfast and the First Baptist Youth Program.
- Old Steeple Congregational Youth Program
- RBS Choir Scholarship Recipients
- The Nyomi Tyte Christmas Shoe Box for Children
- Riverhead Middle School Masques
Within the Riverhead School System Bringing diversity through educational programs in the way of assemblies for grades (K - 12)
The Goodale's would like to thank the Riverhead School System for allowing them to help provide these initiatives.
Riverhead 'STAR' School/ formally Alternative High School program "Let's Talk about life - Scholarships"
Council for Unity - Riverhead
Riley Ave. School ( Principal David Enos and the entire staff at the Riley Ave. School ) - The "Get Healthy" Kids Programs and any Educational Program we have.
Special thanks to the following people: Mr. Ivanoff, Mr. Sean O'Hara, and Mr. Rottcamp for an annual donation of instruments for those children who probably would not have the opportunity to pursue music, Janet and Ray Erario of All Island Jewelry and Loan who helped to match the financial contribution of the Goodale Family for the musical instruments. Once again, we thank you all.