How We Started
The HOPE For Youth organization was founded in 1986 in order to raise money for local charitable organizations in the Hudson Valley. Sales of the foundation’s long-range weather forecast calendars have helped support ill, disabled, and disadvantaged children.
How We've Grown
The HOPE For Youth Foundation has managed to raise close to $4.5 million dollars for a variety of different charitable organizations and has established scholarship programs at the Peekskill, Panas, Putnam Valley and Lakeland High Schools.
Where We're Going
The HOPE For Youth Foundation hopes to continue its efforts to provide greater support for reputable charitable organizations throughout the Hudson Valley region.
Inside Putnam Valley With Jim Witt
On this edition of Inside Putnam Valley, hosts Eric Gross and Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Luft talk with Jim Witt from the HOPE for Youth Foundation, which has generously supported the Putnam Valley schools for many years.
Joe & Joe Weather Show
Joe Cioffi and Joe Rao discuss Jim Witt’s method for forecasting long range weather dates in his calendar.
- 2020 HFYF Community Outreach – COVID-19 response
- May 27, 2020: HFYF 2020 High School Scholarship (Virtual) Luncheon
- 2020 5K Race/3K Walk – cancelled
- 2020 HFYF Golf Outing – postponed – future date to be announced
- 2020 HFYF Annual Hudson River Sunset Cruise – stay tuned for more details
“Thank you for your generous support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley . Without the generosity of supporters like you, we would not be able to fulfill our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”
“On behalf of all of our ‘family’ – staff, parents and children – thanks to your organization for its generous donation. Donations such as yours enable us to prove certain valuable learning experiences that our children are usually not exposed to, such as community outings, theater, museums, etc. Your generosity and support are most appreciated, both in our centers and within the community.”
“On behalf of the Knights of Columbus, I would like to offer our sincere thanks to you for taking the time from your busy schedule to help us sell and sign the calendars after all the Masses at Loretto Church. Your extra efforts allowed the Knights to have another very successful fund raiser for our scholarship program.”
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous support of PARC. Your contribution to our 18th Annual Cablethon Fundraiser made a tremendous impact and helped us to raise needed funds for people with developmental disabilities. Thank you for having a positive impact on PARC and helping us to secure the financial future for people with disabilities.”
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very pleased to acknowledge your thoughtful and generous gift to our CASA program. We appreciate your partnership to address the ongoing challenges of taking care of the emotional health of children and families in Westchester – our neighbors. Thank you for your continued vote of confidence in the work we do on their behalf.”