Brittany Miller Foundation
Johnstons Toyota is a proud sponsor of the Brittany Miller Foundation. The Foundation is inspired by the memory of Brittany Miller, a Middletown, New York girl who on July 31, 1996 -- her seventh birthday -- died after fighting a spirited battle against brain cancer. As part of her treatment Brittany had to undergo the hour-plus trip to Westchester several times a month for treatments. No local hospitals provided the sophisticated treatments she required. After Brittany was diagnosed with cancer in July 1995 her parents discovered that, in addition to the emotional drain on families in their situation, even families with good medical coverage find that the lodging, food and other miscellaneous expenses can prove quite a hardship. Every Year Johnstons Toyota sponsors the "Johnstons Toyota Open" which raises cancer awareness and money for the charity.
Occupations, Inc. was founded in 1963 by the parents of seven developmentally disabled youth desiring employment opportunities for their children. The parents worked with area educators to establish a place where their children could learn valuable, marketable skills. They contracted for jobs with area businesses and established a work center specializing in packaging and assembly. The primary goal of the program was to help their children become as independent as possible, earning their own way in the community, resulting in increased self-esteem and pride in a job well done.
Pitch For Kids
"The Renegades’ Pitch For Kids was founded to enhance the quality of life of young people and their families throughout the Hudson Valley by supporting community organizations whose programs make a positive change in youth, their families and the community." The Renegades Pitch For Kids was created to give back to the community that has given us so much, specifically the children and families of the Hudson Valley. The events have provided businesses and residents of the Hudson Valley the chance to have fun and come together to help better their community. With funds appropriately funneled through the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, Pitch For Kids has been able to provide grants to local non-profit organizations. Some of the organizations are Child Abuse Prevention Center, The Phoenix House Poughkeepsie, D.A.R.E., St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Dutchess & Orange County, plus many more. Through the efforts of the entire Pitch For Kids team, a strong business community based Board of Directors, and the generous ongoing support of the businesses and residents of the Hudson Valley, Pitch For Kids will continue to grow and develop new ways to provide funds and help the children and families of the Hudson Valley. We need your help to make this year's events better than last. Please help by supporting us in one or more of these great events!
Mayhem and Madness
Mayhem and Madness is a professional comedy show production and booking company. We produce fantastic comedy shows through out the tri-state area and across the country. We would like to book a show at your venue at no cost to you. Mayhem and Madness will provide incredible performers to ensure a New York City Club caliber show. We can also provide professional lighting and sound if necessary. Our shows will bring new customers to you and provide existing customers with a hilarious and memorable show, plus a great incetive to patronize your establishment more often. We have a large fan base in the area and a relationship with several radio stations which will also provide an incredible amount of advertising for you. We look forward to bringing a great show to your place of business. Mayhem and Madness is also available for parties, fund raisers and benefits, promotional, private and corporate events.