Delivering Good

Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving disadvantaged children and families facing the challenges of poverty and natural disasters throughout the United States and worldwide. Founded 33 years ago, Delivering Good has provided over $1.6 billion in new products to those in need, improving the lives of millions of children each year. With a budget of only $3 million, and 13 staff members, the organization delivered $200 million of new donated product in 2016. Delivering Good is also an extremely efficient charity with 98% of revenue dedicated to its charitable programs.

Delivering Good mobilizes the consumer products and fashion industries to donate new product for kids and families in need. Distributed through a network of close to 1000 community social service agencies, the donations reach families who are challenged by poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, low literacy, military family service, major illness, incarcerated family members and disaster survival.

The National Center for Children in Poverty reports about 15 million children under the age of 18, or 21% of the children in the US, are in poverty. In addition to this tremendous burden of not having what they need, many of these are children of incarcerated parents, some suffer with physical disabilities and medical challenges, some are in the foster care system, and others have caregivers who are battling addiction. These are just some of the issues children in poverty face. While we know that it takes so much to effect change, we also know that when children are provided with essentials, they are more likely to successfully cope with the challenges.

Specifically, the foundation is supporting three initiatives:

  • A NEW DATABASE SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED CAPACITY Responding effectively to natural disaster means more than simply reacting after tragedy has occurred. It also means keeping our organization prepared, in technology and infrastructure, to mount rapid response efforts on an ongoing basis, whenever the need is required. By supporting the creation of a new and improved database system for Delivering Good, the Countess Moira Charitable Foundation will give us the ability to provide more product from more donors, and ensure that our partner agencies are equipped with the product they need at the time they need it.   The foundation is funding $150,000 to go toward a new database system to house our contacts, donations, and interactions with all of our manufacturing, retail, agency, foundational, corporate, and individual partners; a comprehensive evaluation and cleanup; training and orientation for Delivering Good’s staff; and ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the new system.  In the year after a new database is established, we hope to use its capabilities to increase the following metrics: • A 10% increase in the number of product donors we contact annually. • A 15% increase in the number of product units donated annually. • A 10% increase in the value of donated product annually. • A 10% increase in agency satisfaction based on our end-of-year assessment surveys.
  • A RELIEF CAMPAIGN FOR PUERTO RICO Delivering Good intends to launch a major campaign to provide needed goods to the children and families of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in time for the back-toschool season this fall. This campaign will supply a broad range of vitally-needed, brand-new goods including school-appropriate clothing, backpacks, shoes, books, educational supplies, sanitary supplies, and other required necessities. To ensure that our aid reaches communities reliably and quickly, we will engage our network of tested, on-the-ground local partners to work with us to distribute goods to communities across the islands.  The foundation has provided a $100,000 grant and with this amount, we will provide at least $1,000,000 worth of in-kind product to the people of Puerto Rico – leveraging the Foundation’s gift into a 10:1 match for those we serve.
  • The Lower East Side Service Center runs the Pregnant Women and Infants Program (PWIP) - a 6 to 12-month recovery experience developed specifically for pregnant women diagnosed as opioid dependent. PWIP has been remarkably successful in advancing mothers on their recovery paths and providing them the prenatal care that leads to delivery of healthy babies. PWIP also offers continued treatment after delivery. Delivering Good provides the Center with strollers, infant car seats, and apparel. 

Staatsburgh State Historic Site / National Heritage Trust

Staatsburgh is a 79-room 1895 Gilded Age mansion on a country estate on the Hudson River. It is also an unforgettable classroom where students explore the world of more than 100 years ago. Depending on their grade level, they may learn about the lifestyles of Gilded Age millionaires and servants; about immigration and industrialization; or how the estate was an independent community.

Interpreters present lively and interactive programs that are age-appropriate for students from 2nd grade to college, and craft the presentations to meet Common Core and NYS Learning Standards. Hands-on activities and role-playing make our programs fun and memorable.

The Countess Moira Charitable Foundation, named for a granddaughter of the family that lived at Staatsburgh, provides a grant to pay for education program fees and for the cost to bus students to the site.


Storytelling Arts

Storytelling Arts imparts stories and storytelling to help students connect learning with life skills.  Our vision is to transform the educational environment and empower students, teachers and parents to reach their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their community.

Storytelling Arts, Inc. was founded in 1996 to bring professional storytellers together who are dedicated to bringing stories and the power of storytelling to classrooms, educators, and community organizations. Since our inception, we have had the privilege to work with over 26,000 participants all across NJ and we are proud to have had a positive impact on educators, students, parents and communities.

Professional Development for Educators

  • Professional Development throughout New Jersey
  • Each Program is customized to fit the needs of the participants
  • Professional Development Credit is Provided

SAI residencies consist of multiple classroom visits for students.

  • Programs are designed to fit any type of student or classroom.
  • Professional Storytellers offer exemplary models as they introduce students to the art of storytelling
  • All programs are uniquely designed through collaboration between SAI Storytellers and the program site

Professional Storytellers will teach Parents about the importance of storytelling in their families and help engage them in a fun and interactive way to their child’s education.

  • Helps children understand their place in the world
  • Can help children cope with a difficult situations or experiences
  • Can help your child become socially proficient
  • Is a perfect way to teach life lessons
  • Helps to strengthen the child-parent bond


Code Now

CodeNow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit teaching high school students how to solve meaningful problems through coding. Our program has four levels to introduce you to web design, coding, and how to come up with your own app ideas.  Over six years, we've helped more than 2,000 students learn to code.  Learn the technology skills you need to make apps, do well in college, and get internships

Solving meaningful problems
We believe having the motivation to build something you care about is the best way to learn. Joining CodeNow means you'll develop an interest in making the world a better place through technology, design and business.

Passion and persistence
This is our primary acceptance criteria for CodeNow. You need to be driven by a problem you want to solve or an idea you want to make real, but also have the tenacity to persist when times get tough.

Diverse collaboration
CodeNow is comprised of high schoolers who come from a variety of backgrounds, neighborhoods, and socioeconomic statuses. Our diversity and emphasis on working with others is what makes our program special.

Learning enough to take a step
Practical, applicable, hands-on learning is at the core of our teaching philosophy. You won’t find any fluff in our programs, we’ll teach you what's necessary to take the next step towards making your idea real.

ENACT / Fund for the City of New York

ENACT understands that children learn best when their social and emotional needs are met. Healthy student development is often hindered when a student has experienced neglect and trauma.   ENACT has been a pioneer of trauma-informed practices and social, emotional learning since our inception in 1987 and has reached over 150,000 youth in New York City’s five boroughs.

The “magic” is in our method that combines our signature drama-therapy and creative theater techniques and is delivered by teams of engaging professional actors and counselors. Our evidence-based approach demonstrates that ENACT programs increase attendance, greatly improve behavior and lessen violent incidents while improving overall school climate.

While our method is highly adaptive for customized success, we have had greatest impact on:

  • Schools suffering from extraordinary drop-out rates, such as alternative learning centers and schools at risk of failing
  • Disengaged and truant youth
  • Students with history of violence / behavior management issues
  • Put-at-risk youth
  • Schools experiencing intense bullying and cyber-bullying trends


Astor Services for Children & Families

In any year, between 13% and 20% of children in our country experience a “mental disorder.”
Emotional and behavioral struggles in American youth include the significant presence of substance use and abuse, risk-taking behaviors, and suicide. At Astor Services for Children & Families, we know these struggles well and are committed to walking the road with these youth and their families so they can find ways to heal and regain hope.

Astor Services for Children & Families is much more than simply the “home for children” which we were at our founding in Rhinebeck, NY in 1953. Today, with locations around New York State in Dutchess County, Ulster County, Orange County and the Bronx, Astor offers support as diverse as the communities and individuals we serve.

Early Childhood Development Programs

Astor’s range of services begin with our early intervention preventive programs which focus on fostering healthy growth and behavioral development.

Astor’s early childhood development programs provide comprehensive child care benefiting the entire family. We are a leader in providing Head Start and Early Head Start services, Mater nity and Early Childhood Outreach Programs, and other programs which serve the behavioral health needs of the youngest children in our communities. We work to identify behavioral health concerns as early as possible, and to give families the assistance they need to manage them.

Community-Based Mental Health Programs

A primary goal at Astor is working to keep children with behavioral health needs at home with their families and in their regular schools whenever possible. Our community based behavioral health services are designed to enable youngsters and their families to manage difficulties while remaining together in their homes.

Our counseling centers provide children and families the guidance and assistance they need to work through their problems while staying at home and in school. When behavioral health problems interfere with regular schooling, our day treatment programs aim to provide short term alternatives to regular schooling, help children and families learn how to handle their difficulties, and return children to school as soon as possible.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment services at Astor are designed for those children who require a level of care that provides intensive and continuous therapeutic interaction in a controlled and structured setting. Like our other programs, these strive to help children and families understand and cope with behavioral and emotional problems, to help children grow stronger and happier, and to enable children to return to their own families and communities.