Halloween Sale at Thrift Shop Is a Treat for All!

It’s no trick, but a Halloween treat for your eyes and your pocketbook. The SIMHS’s Tottenville Thrift Shop is offering shoppers a huge selection of gently used Halloween costumes – from presidents to poltergeists – for children and adults. It’s a perfect fit for fearless shoppers on a budget, whether you’re Trick or Treating or […]

Free Training for Reading Volunteers

Hundreds of Staten Island children are waiting for YOU to help them learn to read. The SIMHS is once again offering free training for our School Reading Volunteer Program, and you are invited to become a member of this unique volunteer corps that helps students in grades 1 through 5 hone their reading skills.   Training […]

Our CEO Is A “Woman of Distinction”

SIMHS President/CEO Fern A. Zagor received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from 2nd Chance International, at a ceremony at the Labetti Post on August 19. Ms. Zagor was selected for the award to recognize and honor “The impacts of her tireless and longstanding work in the community and the positive effects of her work on […]

You Can Still Donate to the Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser!

Our Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser on August 20th was a big success and we want to thank everyone who attended, worked the tables, donated time and money, and took to the lanes. Also, congratulations to the individuals and families who won the basket raffles and the 50/50 prizes.  We are grateful for your generosity.  Although the Bowl-A-Thon […]

You Are Invited to Our 2017 Touch-A-Truck Fundraiser

Parents and families – You are invited to give your kids a low-cost, exciting hands-on adventure while also giving your support to Staten Island children with special needs. The SIMHS will be hosting Our Annual Touch-A-Truck fundraising event on Saturday, October 14 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Vanderbilt parking lot in South […]

Celebrate America – Buy a $10,000 Raffle!

Celebrate the American spirit by taking a chance and helping others! Tickets are now available for SIMHS’s $10,000 Limited Raffle, which benefits the Society‘s programs and services for Staten Island children and families with special needs. Only 250 tickets will be sold, at $100 apiece, according to SIMHS Director of Volunteer Services Maryann Striffolino. The […]

Register for Children’s Theatre Fall Workshops NOW!

Registration for the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Association (SICTA) Fall Drama/Musical Arts Workshops is available on-line at www.statenislandchildrenstheatre.com.       Separate workshops will be held for children ages 4-5, ages 5-8, and ages 9-18, at North Shore (Snug Harbor Cultural Center) and South Shore (PS 25A/South Richmond High School) locations. Creative Drama sessions for […]

Reading Volunteers Honored

More than 100 of the Society’s School Reading Volunteers were recognized for their dedication to children and their hard work as tutors at our gala Honor Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn o-in June. School principals and local community leaders joined SIMHS administrators and staff in paying tribute to the volunteers. Last year, our corps […]

Varsity Club Scholarship Winner Overcame Bullying

The Varsity Club of Staten Island presented its 2017 Joe Coty Jr. Memorial Scholarship to 18-year-old Khadim Beye, a senior at Tottenville High School who receives clinical therapeutic services at the SIMHS’ Chait Mental Health Center. Khadim was honored at the Varsity Club’s Athletic Awards Dinner in June. Khadim, who is challenged with an intellectual […]

Women’s Guild Luncheon Spun A Carousel of Delights

In support of children and families with special needs, our Women‘s Guild 45th annual Spring Luncheon spun out a “carousel” of delights for more than 100 guests at the Staaten. During the May 9th fundraiser, the Guild presented its 2017 Dorothy M. Kammer Service Award to Richmond County Savings Bank (RCSB), a division of New […]