When Make-A-Wish Metro New York realized that children in the outer boroughs of New York City were waiting longer to get their wishes granted because of an insufficient number of volunteers, we set our sights on lowering their wait time.
A large part of our initiative included creating Community Councils in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Launched in January 2018, our Community Councils consist of community leaders willing to help with recruitment, engagement, and retention of volunteers to help enhance mission delivery. They work alongside medical and community relations efforts on behalf of Make-A-Wish Metro New York in their neighborhoods.
Bronx Community Council
Owner, Westchester Square Plumbing Supply
Bharati S. Kemraj
Senior Associate, Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Director of Community Services for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Executive Director, Center for Bronx Nonprofits at Hostos Community College
Founder and Attorney, Ravazi Legal P.C.
Executive Assistant & Director of Membership, Bronx Chamber of Commerce
Bishop Nancy Rosario
Pastor/Co-founder, Church of God’s Children
For more information on the Bronx Community Council, email Erica Sandoval at firstname.lastname@example.org