It’s Giving Tuesday. Here are 10 local non-profits that could use your support.


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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday. Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a day that was originally intended to encourage people to do good. Now, Giving Tuesday is a global movement with a mission to make generosity part of everyday life. While there is no shortage of reputable organizations to donate to, if it’s important to you to make a difference close to home, these local non-profits would be grateful for your support.

Community Based Services

Community Based Services is dedicated to providing individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities the best possible quality of life through residential and community-based opportunities. The organization’s sister company, Good Reasons, makes all-natural dog treats, with proceeds helping strengthen programs for disabled kids and adults.
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Friends of Karen
Friends of Karen offers support for families in the NY tri-state area whose children have been diagnosed with cancer.
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Friends of the Library
The all-volunteer Friends of the Ruth Keeler Memorial LIbrary volunteer at the library, raise funds for selected programs and materials and work in consultation with the library director and trustees. The Friends enrich library services with a focus on technology, literacy, culinary, visual and performing arts.
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North Salem Bridle Trails Association

The NSBTA maintains and develops the historic system of trails which extends and connects more than one hundred miles of trails in North Salem and Ridgefield, CT. The Association works to encourage community preservation of “horse country” and is a champion of open space.
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North Salem Foundation for Learning
The North Salem Foundation for Learning exists to foster scholastic excellence in the North Salem Central School District by awarding scholarships and funding unique student/faculty projects which are outside the scope of the traditional budget.
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North Salem Open Land Foundation
The North Salem Open Land Foundation is dedicated to preserving the character and natural beauty of the town of North Salem and the area around it by establishing preserves and conservation easements. The Foundation protects over 1,300 acres.
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North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps
The NSVAC answers approximately 450 calls a year. The unpaid members work day and night-time shifts and are trained in CPR, First Aid and certified as EMT-B within their first year of membership. The NSVAC is always in need of volunteer members, and is always grateful for financial donations as well.
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Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Pegasus offers therapeutic horseback riding and unmounted equine-assisted activities to more than 250 students ages four and up each year. In 2018, Pegasus launched its veterans program, The Equus Effect.
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The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
For over 60 years, the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden has existed to stimulate interest in the artistic traditions of the East in the West through exhibitions from the museum’s collections and through loaned shows. The museum generates art programs, lectures, films and seminars for all ages.
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The Lions Club
The North Salem Lions were formed in 1967. The group’s mission is simple: to serve. Lions members were instrumental in forming the NS Volunteer Ambulance Corps and helped create the baseball fields at Joe Bohrdrum Park. The Lions maintain a community center at Titicus River Road and Route 22, which is used by youth groups and clubs.
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