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Pamela's Big Heart Foundation

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Wishing you and your families all the Joy that the holidays bring!

 
 

In Loving Memory of

Pamela Dale Cheatham

Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.

About Us

Turning Interest Into Action

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Pamela's Big Heart Foundation emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2017, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Making headlines hosting Yonkers first ever Peace Walk under our Yonkers Peace March Association group as well as a Forum Against Violence. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

 

Pamela's Big Heart Foundation at a Glance

A Distinct Identity

Pamela's Big Heart Foundation knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2017, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Pamela's Big Heart Foundation.

 
 

Volunteer Your Time

Make A True Change

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Pamela's Big Heart Foundation. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

News & Views

Our media database includes the latest news footage and archives of past Pamela's Big Heart Foundation articles. Here you will find the collection of publications and reports dating from the organization’s inception in 2000, all the way up to the present day. Check out some of our featured articles below and learn more about our efforts.

A Lift Up: Placing the spotlight other businesses and organizations here in Yonkers.

September 2020

Helping other business during COVID-19

Yonkers Setting An Example: Police Reform March

June 2nd 2020

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Police Reform March on City Hall

June 9, 2019

Police Reform March held in Yonkers on June 2nd 2020 brought about a police camera on all Yonkers Police Officers, several different police trainings, and the first ever police reform committee.

Police Reform Rally and March

June 2nd 2020

Police Reform March held in Yonkers on June 2nd 2020 brought about a police camera on all Yonkers Police Officers, several different police trainings, and the first ever police reform committee.

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Pamela's Big Heart Foundation

May 4th 2019

Yonkers Peace Walk

Local Non-Profit Makes a Splash with Summer Peace Walks!

August 25th, 2019

Yonkers Peace Walk

 

Activities

Bringing Change

Pamela's Big Heart Foundation is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.

Helping The Community

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Reinforcing our Commitment

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Helping The Community

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for children and families in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Yonkers Sticks Together

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Our community means everything to us, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Peace Walks, Peace Forums, and Peace Luncheons are some of the ways that we are not only promoting non-violence within our community, but it brings the community together which breeds new hope. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

One Step at a Time

At Pamela's Big Heart Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issue of homelessness. Through our partnership with Bombas, a leading distributor of socks, we are able to provide free socks to shelters, Veterans, Children, Community members, and the Homeless two times a year! We know socks will never be enough and ending homelessness is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

One Step at a Time

At Pamela's Big Heart Foundation, we are dedicated to the assurance that no one in our community goes unclothed. Through clothing donations that we receive from community members and corporations, we are able to give back to the people within the community who need the help. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Helping The Community

With this initiative, our goal is to extend a helping hand to different organizations, community advocates, and community leaders within the Yonkers and the surrounding areas assisting in COVID-19 outreach. Through this difficult time, we want nothing more than to ensure that our community members have the necessities needed to maintain social distancing, families get meals and clothing, and essential workers are fed also supplied.  Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Reinforcing our Commitment

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Better Together

At Pamela's Big Heart Foundation Inc we are dedicated to solving the immediate issues in Yonkers. As Community Leaders we know the ins and outs of Yonkers as well as the desires and needs of the residents, we are able to be the liaisons between the City Council and Yonkers Police Department.

 
 

"Be the person you needed growing up!"

 
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Support Us

You Can Make a Difference

 

Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Pamela's Big Heart Foundation. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

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Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

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Partner with Us

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Pamela's Big Heart Foundation an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

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Non-profit Partners

Successful Collaborations

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The Michael Nolan Foundation

After the death of his late brother Michael, James Nolan founded The Michael Nolan Foundation to not only keep the memory of his brother alive, but to help out in the community he lives in. His efforts with COVID-19 relief have been outstanding and we are happy to give back through them!

One Encouraging Another Hope Inc

Founder Annisha Monfries is an amazing woman with an amazing dream: to feed children in her community and beyond. We have partnered to feed children in our area during the Covid-19 crisis. Annisha has volunteered at our annual event #Supplies4Kids through her foundation, Annisha finds new and lasting ways to make an impact worldwide!

Yonkers Christian Assembly

Yonkers Christian Assembly run by Pastor Vincent Buda, has been a partner for over 2 years! Volunteering, donating, and hosting joint events has been our honor. Built on community outreach, worship, and the betterment of mankind they match our core values and ethics. Spreading faith and hope through prayer request and delivering Boxes of Hope to Yonkers residents and we are proud to work with Vincent Buda and The Yonkers Christian Assembly!

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The Loyalty Foundation

The Loyalty Foundation seeks to narrow the digital divide that limits the future security and success of those in communities with limited access to technology resources and education.

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The Hogue Foundation

The Hogue Foundation provides students and student athletes from marginalized groups with academic, athletic, emotional, and socioeconomic support pertinent to their maturation. The Hogue Foundation plans to achieve this through scholarship, community connections, financial literacy and social support.

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We Art One: Yonkers Art Collective

We Art One is a Yonkers art collective that focuses on bringing the community together through the different arts. Art, Music, Healing, and so much more! We Art One also helps local artist receive commissioned mural jobs which was something that was not before embraced in Yonkers.

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Childcare Council of Westchester, INC

The Child Care Council of Westchester is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that champions the healthy development of children, families and our community by promoting quality early care and education.

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United Way of Westchester & Putnum

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is dedicated to improving the lives of 40% of our neighbors who live in poverty or paycheck to paycheck. These are often hardworking families struggling to make ends meet and provide a better life for their children.

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BOMBAS

We believe a more comfortable world is a better world. Everyone, no matter their circumstances, deserves to put on clean clothes that feel good. So we perfected socks and t-shirts you’ll want to live in. Created apparel you’ll never want to take off. And for every item you purchase for yourself, we donate an item to someone affected by homelessness.

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​Little Prodigies Remote Learning Center

Little Prodigies Remote Learning Center operates on the premise of L.O.V.E., encouraging learning, presenting opportunities, developing values, and building empathy for children and families.  This program is different from other remote learning programs because the focus is given to the whole child and the goal is to follow them through their developmental stages, with thoughtful and enriching school programming that will add to their overall sense of consistency and resiliency.  Partnering with P.U.S.H. after school programming, parents, and families is an imperative component to gaining trust and working collaboratively together with families and the community to attain academic, social, emotional, and developmental success for your child.  

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Que Paso Latinx

OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER THROUGH HEALING CONVERSATIONS AND THROUGH CULTURE.

 
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Events

Looking Back

 

11/21/2020

Thanksgiving sides and more pantry for the community. Three community members received turkeys with all of the sides, but all community members received blankets, broom sets, food items, coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, and more!

October 2020

Yonkers Community Leaders joined together In an effort to bring the necessary programs, test prep, funding, and career opportunities to Yonkers residents. Building Yonkers up together day by day, we are a group of movers and shakers who are in the know as far as what is actually happening in Yonkers. We are #BetterTogether and we want to build a better all inclusive Yonkers community.

October 2020

Community Leaders came together for a night of drinks, laughs, and sharing our stories! We vowed to come together each year to discuss our progress with our individual community projects and organizations. Many of our organizations have partnered and or are apart of the Yonkers Community Leaders Coalition.

September 2020

This years Annual #Supplies4KidsProgram event included free haircuts, arts and crafts table, HBCU table, free book giveaway, boxes of hope, and of course school supplies for Yonkers children! We partnered with several organizations to make this event even bigger and even better!

September 2020 

This year our #Supplies4KidsProgram expanded to include grades 9-12 and we were honored to welcome Dennis Richmond Jr. to speak with high school about the history of HBCU's. 

August 2020

Community pantry is hosted every last Wednesday of every month at the foundation. Community members can come and grab a box of Hope through our partnership with Yonkers Christian Assembly and other items well such as clothing, sneakers, and toiletries.

July 2020

This is year we attended and was a Grand Marshall of this amazing vigil in honor of Breonna Taylor and all of the black women lost to police brutality.

September 2018

This year we teamed up with Yonkers Christian Assembly and P.S. Charities to bring back packs and school supplies to children in the Yonkers community. Mayor Mike Spano and the African American Advisory board donated school supplies and back packs as well!

August 28th 2018

This event is held annually! Community children are given the tools that they need for success each school year.

May 4th 2019

Walk for Peace in Yonkers, New York.

May 2019

Forum on Non-Violence at The Powerlab located in Yonkers, New York.

July 2019

P.S Charties Awards Ceremony for Jason Curry of Big Apple Basketball.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

Mark Twain

 
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Programs

All of our programs are offered free to Yonkers residents!

#Coats4Kids

Give the gift of warmth

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#Toiletries4Veterans

Veteran Affairs

Face Mask Distribution

A Real Success

#Lunches4Homeless

Exceptional Achievement

#Laptops4Kids Meeting Social Distance Learning Standards

Perfect Execution

#Coding4Kids

Bringing Needed Programs

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Thrift Thrusday

Community Clothing Closet

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Life Skills for Expectant Mom's

Gentle Intervention