Holiday Cards for a Local Cause


Holiday cards that benefit a CAP Center program

What if with the simple act of buying greeting cards this holiday season you could help local single mothers maintain independent, productive lives? Or provide free tutoring and one-on-one homework guidance for district students? Or simply help your fellow man?

What if these top-quality glossy cards featured a venerable Mamaroneck Landmark and sold for just $7.99 per box of 10?

This year the Mamaroneck CAP Center is offering custom-made holiday cards featuring a colorized vintage photograph of a snow-capped Mamaroneck train depot seen from Columbus Park.

Photographer Clifford Irving, whose wife hailed from Mamaroneck, captured the arresting image on a glass plate more than100 years ago.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the cards help fund Proyecto Madres, the local program that helps struggling mothers and students with services from ESL and citizenship classes to other self-help programs.

The Mamaroneck CAP Center is one of a dozen centers operated by the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WESTCOP) that develops and funds programs in response to local needs.

“We operate these programs and services as cost efficiently as possible,” Says Guisela Marroquin, CAP Center Director,” so every dollar we raise has a measurable impact.”

The cards can be ordered by phone by calling 914-255-1380 between 4 and 11 pm. Delivery is free. Cards may also be purchased directly from the Mamaroneck CAP Center, located at 134 Center Street. The cards also will be on sale during the Mamaroneck Council of the ARts Craft Fair in the Community Room of the Mamaroneck Library, on December 10th.  

Article submitted by Lee Stringer, the author of the book Grand Central Winter who currently runs a CAP center assistance program. 

Original image by Clifford Irving





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