The Onyx and Breezy Foundation is a non-profit organization working to help animals in distress. The foundation, with over 30 associates including Corey Ribotsky and his wife Stacey, Ken Howard and Kimberly Towers, launched its third annual car raffle this past June.
This is a very successful fundraiser since participants have a 1 in 1,000 chance of winning an amazing prize. The raffle was for a 2010 Lexus IS250 Hybrid, or $15,000 in cash. This year’s winner chose the cash.
Learning the value of money is a lesson that one is never too young to learn. That’s why it is important to start teaching your children a basic understanding of finance from an early age. Even a child as young as three can learn to distinguish among different coins, as a first step towards learning the value of money – his and yours.
The world of finance can be a bewildering one even for us adults. That’s why finance professionals, like Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group, play critical roles in guiding people towards the right investments. But that’s no reason to wait until your child has grown up to start teaching him about money. Take your kids to the bank and help them open up savings account. Teach them to save part of their allowances and apply their savings towards a greater goal. Explain the family budget, outlining the different items, and making sure to include an explanation of your donations to charity. Once they are older, you can actually explain the investments you are making to your kids – and take the first step towards developing the financial savvy they will need to manage their money successfully as adults.
The Heather on Earth Music Foundation has the goal of bringing the healing power of music to sick children. They do this in many extraordinary ways, and they rely on the generous donations of many, including Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group.
They currently have music therapy at the Pal-o Mine on Long Island, a program where physically and emotionally handicapped children can interact with and ride horses. They have LIVE music therapists at Schneider Children’s Hospital, New Hyde Park, New York , at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, New York, at Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel and at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola New York.
They are also providing the Magic of Music to children in need at The Tender Care Human Services in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. These centers work with children with Autism, and the Heather on Earth Music Foundation recognizes that Music Matters to autistic children as well.
In very exciting news for Sunrise Day Camp, WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News recently launched a new feature segment called Heroes in the Community. The first hero that they picked was Arnie Perminger, the President & CEO of the Friedberg JCC and of Sunrise Day Camp.
The segment was first shown on Tuesday, September 1 and showed touching scenes with campers and counselors of Sunrise Day Camp, where Corey Ribotksy is a donor. The campers discuss how Arnie’s passion has changed their lives.