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A fundraiser for a new summer cabin for children with special needs


Our Message is:
"I am proud to be part of this fundraising effort and a Hometown Hero for Jawonio."

Make your donation of $100 $50 $25 or an amount of your choice above.

Dear Rockland County Alumni,

You know the David Bowie song “Heroes” well -- we believe that we can all be a 2018 Hometown Hero for the amazing organization called Jawonio located in your hometown of Rockland County, NY. 

Alumni from Clarkstown North, Clarkstown South and other High Schools throughout Rockland County are getting together to help Jawonio raise funds to build a brand-new 4,000 square foot summer camp cabin, that will include classrooms, therapy and recreational space for more than 100 children with special needs, ages 5-21 as part of a 16 acre Campus Transformation project "Building for Tomorrow." 

OUR GOAL: To raise $250,000 for our Building for Tomorrow Capital Campaign!

Join us on MightyCause to raise funds
for our Capital Campaign!

We hope you will join us and here’s how you can help:

  1. Make your tax deductible contribution of $100, $50, $25 or an amount of your choice in the donation box above.
    No donation is too big or too small!
  2. Create your own post on Facebook post about why you have decided to be a Hometown Hero for Jawonio, and ask others to do the same! We suggest you include "As an alumnus of _______ (name of your former high school) I am participating in the Rockland Hometown Heroes Campaign for Jawonio. I have made a gift to this campaign to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs." Share any personal or professional relationship you have with Jawonio, and share this donation page in your post as well: or just share the Facebook event.

  3. Make sure you include #HometownHeroes4Jawonio in your post and share with your friends.
    Here are some local High Schools: Clarkstown North, Clarkstown South, Nanuet, North Rockland, Nyack, Ramapo, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tappan Zee. Spread the word to your alumni friends!

Thank you for joining us at our Hometown Heroes Bowl-A-Thon at New City Bowl & Batting Cages!

We raised funds in support of a new summer cabin for children with special needs.
Stay tuned to hear more about our future Hometown Hero events!

Rockland Hometown Heroes Committee (in formation):
Albertus Magnus - Mathew Konecni
Clarkstown North - Sue Hunter, Carly Porath, Linda Roeder
Clarkstown South - Lenia Abraham-Chapklin, Dan Caprara, Jeff & Gail Cosseboom, Dana Ferraro, Diana Hess, Joanne Lupo, Andrea Provenzano-Nation, Alice Rubano Lenna, Michael Sherman
North Rockland - Sheriff Lou Falco, Maureen Fallon Hyatt, Maribel Morgese, Paul Piperato
Nyack - Nancy Hausman
Pearl River - Christine Neidhart
Ramapo - Micah Karg, Donna Gorman Silberman
Spring Valley - Tiffany Mason
Suffern - Joe Lockhart
Tappan Zee - Duria DeMaio

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Diana and HTH bowling for sharpspring

Our Hometown Heroes at the Bowl-A-Thon! -July 2018

Hometown Heroes gathered at UNOODLES! -June 2018

What Happens at the Jawonio Summer Education Program?

Click the picture to below to see the News 12 story.

For more information, please contact Diana Hess at 845-708-2022 or

About us

We provide care for over 10,000 people with special needs each year.

Our mission

Jawonio is a registered 501c3 organization and the premier provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions. 

Jawonio is dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being, and equality of people with disabilities and special needs.