2019 Parade Charities

The Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade which is known as "The Parade that Cares and Shares” ® and for 22 years it is the only Parade (that we know of) that raises money for 3 different charities each year a Local, National and Irish. Everyone that has been associated with the Parade for the past 22 years is extremely proud to say that the Parade has raised $1,224,000.00 for 67 individual Charities.

As we start the Parade’s 23rd year we are thrilled to announce that the 2019 Sponsor Charities are:

The Opening Word -- Local 
The HEARTest Yard -- National 
The New York Irish Center -- Irish

Please join us in celebrating these 3 organizations - Below is a brief write up of each – more information to follow

The Opening Word --- http://www.openingword.org/

The Opening Word is a literacy, ESOL, and job readiness program; the purpose of which is to unlock the language ability of adult participants, providing them with a key to future personal empowerment, increased civic and social responsibility and enhanced skills for membership in the workforce. Sites are loacted in Amityville, Huntington Station and Wyandanch.

The HEARTest Yard --- https://receptionsforresearch.org/the-heartest-yard/

The HEARTest Yard initiative, a family service program administered by Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC. The cutting-edge program provides families of babies affected by congenital heart disease with a multitude of services including in-home, private nursing care, physical therapy and speech therapy among other benefits.

The New York Irish Center --- http://www.newyorkirishcenter.org/

The New York Irish Center is a community center in Long Island City, Providing a home for the Irish at heart , building and researching community through culture, identity and friendship.