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An evening of appreciation and recognition

Celebrating all whose efforts collectively build bridges for our communities to access sustainably healthy futures.

John Kalafatis, founder; Kosta Sarellis, program coordinator; Shana McCormick, executive director, The Skyline Charitable Foundation; Vanessa Gibson, Bronx borough president.
John Kalafatis, founder; Kosta Sarellis, program coordinator; Shana McCormick, executive director, The Skyline Charitable Foundation; Vanessa Gibson, Bronx borough president.

On April 6, 2024 we hosted our first Evening of Appreciation and Recognition, at Con Sofrito in The Bronx. The Honorable Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson was the keynote speaker.

Shana McCormick, executive director, The Skyline Charitable Foundation, presented certificates of appreciation and recognition to the following organizations and individuals:

43rd Precinct Community Council

Acacia Network

Acacia Network - Crystal's Place Residence

Acacia Network - Millennium Care



Belmont Fordham Food Network

Borinquen Court

Bridging Africa & Black America Inc.

Bronx Community Board 9

Bronx River Alliance

Bronx Works - NYCHA - Melrose Classic Community Center

Bronx Works - NYCHA Betances

Bronx Works - NYCHA Saint Mary's Park Community Center

City Harvest

Commonwealth Veterans Residence

Dev Deonarine

Disciples of Galilee

Dwayne Mack

Easy Living Shelter

Eddie Villalongo

Food Bank for New York City

Friendly Fridge

Grace & Peace Church

Harlem Grown

Hunts Point Alliance for Children

Ivan Illatarco

James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center

Justice 4 Families

Lafayette Family Residence

Life Together Fellowship

Lisette Gonzalez

Love Gospel Assembly

Loving The Bronx

Macedonia Project Inc.

Madison Security Group

Mission Helping Hand

Monkworx Social Services

Mujumder Foundation

NYCHA - Bronx River Houses

NYCHA - Clay Avenue via Simply Said Wow!

NYCHA - Glebe Houses

NYCHA - Middletown Plaza Houses

NYCHA - Monroe Houses

NYCHA - Sotomayor Houses (Phipps Neighborhoods)

NYCHA - Soundview Houses

NYCHA - Throggs Neck Houses via Throggs Neck Resident Council

NYCHA- Webster Houses via 1200 Solutions

NYPD PSA-8 Community Affairs

Omesh Billboolal

Pamela Huff

Parkchester Baptist Church

PS 42X | The Claremont Community School

Ralph Huggins

Rethink Food

River Park Towers

Rosa's at Park

SAGE Center

Soshell Butterflies, Inc.

St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction, Inc.

St. Helena's Roman Catholic Church Pantry

Sylvia Center

Tastes So Good

The Bharati Foundation

The Jewish Board's Adult and Family Residence - WSQ

The Vegan Factory

Throggs Neck Community Alliance

Urban Edge Properties

URI - Harmony House

York Studios

Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice


A message from John Kalafatis, founder & board vice president, The Skyline Charitable Foundation:

WELCOME to an Evening of Appreciation and Recognition in honor of our RAP4Bronx and our organization, The Skyline Charitable Foundation. This special event is a celebration of our collective achievements, and it is an opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to those who have played a vital role in making our mission a reality. As the founder of TSCF, I am deeply grateful for your ongoing support and commitment to our cause. We would not be where we are today without the dedication of individuals like you who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in our community. This event will be a night to remember, filled with inspiring stories, delicious food, and the company of people who share our passion for creating a better world. It is a chance for us to reflect on our progress and to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, staff, and supporters. Thank you for joinining us in this special occasion as we celebrate our achievements, honor our partners, and look forward to the future of RAP4Bronx. Your presence is greatly appreciated, and we thank you for all that you do to support our cause. Warm regards, John Kalafatis Founder & Board Vice President The Skyline Charitable Foundation

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