Five Towns Community Chest – Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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A native of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development for Beta Abstract LLC. In addition to his work as an attorney and executive, Marc Rovner supports local charities, including Five Towns Community Chest. The organization awarded him its Award for Community Service in 2012.

Five Towns Community Chest is an organization of neighbors helping neighbors in New York’s Five Towns area. The Community Chest offers financial support to a range of local charities, all of which sometimes and eventually render aid as appropriate to local people in need.

The organization’s work centers on its Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. When local residents experience hardships – such as the loss of a job – they can reach out to this service for assistance. The program helps recipients to pay bills, feed their families, and access special services for their children. Community members who need financial assistance may apply for help at www.communitychestss.org.

The Children’s Rights Council Works to Strengthen Families

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Children’s Rights Council
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Attorney Marc Rovner, a native of East Rockaway, New York, serves as the senior staff attorney at BETA Abstract, a title insurance company. Aside from his responsibilities as an attorney, Marc Rovner supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Children’s Rights Council (CRC).

Founded in 1985, the CRC is an internationally recognized organization that works to help and strengthen families, specifically those that have been impacted by divorce, separation, or abuse. CRC chapters across the nation and around the world provide parents with helpful parenting tools and legal resources.

The CRC also operates access centers, key components to helping maintain strong families. The access centers provide safe and neutral places for parents to have supervised visitation with their children. The staff at access centers is present to provide information that can help protect the rights and safety of both children and parents.

In partnership with community and faith-based organizations, 40 access centers are in operation across the country. The CRC also works for the rights of children and families by testifying before legislative bodies on issues such as access policies, joint custody, and welfare reform.

Donating to Ronald McDonald House New York

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Ronald McDonald House
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A native of East Rockaway, New York, attorney Marc Rovner serves as general counsel and director of business development at BETA Abstract, LLC. Away from his responsibilities as an attorney, Marc Rovner contributes to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which operates such facilities across the country as Ronald McDonald House New York.

Established in 1978, Ronald McDonald House New York supports children with cancer and their families. The facility, located in Manhattan, has provided temporary housing for more than 30,000 families from around the world. The nonprofit’s goal is to keep families together during the treatment process in order to create a positive and caring environment for patients.

The house accommodates 84 families, and it costs $295 per family per night to remain operational. Fortunately, generous donations by the public reduce the cost of each family’s stay to, at most, $35 per night.

Monetary contributions of any amount are welcome at http://www.rmh-newyork.org. Donors may choose how their funds are used or elect to have Ronald McDonald House New York apply the funds where there is the greatest need. In addition, donors can leave gifts in memory or honor of a loved one.