Our Community Cares, Inc.

Assisting residents of Columbia County, NY

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Our Community Cares, Inc. is an approved 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.  All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by current IRS regulations.

newoccOur Community Cares, Inc. was formed by a local group of concerned citizens who have stepped up to help those in need in the past. These have ranged from residents losing their homes to fire, illnesses, tragic accidents and financial hardships. The desire was to create a central organization that responded quickly and effectively to residents in need.

Our community has always come together and collectively responded when the need arose. Our Community Cares, Inc. wishes to continue this response but in a more structured and organized environment to provide a more measured and appropriate response when the need arises.

Why The Name “Our Community Cares?”

In 2011, Dawn Steward had to share with her children the devastating news that Dawn’s oldest sister had just been diagnosed with stage 2 Breast Cancer. Dawn explained to them that although they were facing the unknown, they would face this together as a family and work to make this time as easy as possible for their aunt. One day shortly after, Alexandria, the youngest child came home from school and stated she had a way to help. Alexandria designed a t-shirt which  was sold at three fund-raisers in support of local women facing this same horrible disease and raised over $1000.00. During the fundraising and community discussions, it was clear there was a need for a community program which could continually assist those in need. The idea of Our Community Cares was born from family and support, but mostly from love.