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Strike a Chord

Bringing awareness to local issues, and connecting volunteers with opportunities to make a difference.

WFUV is supported by a community of caring people. And we're committed to supporting community organizations doing good work in the NY area. We spotlight an issue every quarter. If you have a theme suggestion, contact our Community Advisory Board at sac@wfuv.org.

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REDUCING WASTE

From disposable coffee cups to worn-out kitchen cabinets, a lot of what many of us throw out each day, adds up to a whole lot of landfill. This Spring, WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign is focusing its attention on reducing waste.

Some of the organizations supporting waste reduction in our area:

Audio announcements from the campaign:

Watch our panel discussion on reducing waste, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television.

PREVIOUSLY:

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE, Winter 2018

From becoming a foster parent to simply being a mentor, there are many ways to help foster children in need. Kids in foster care can face a variety of challenges, especially older kids who face "aging out" out of the system without knowing what they're next step will be.

Some of the organizations supporting children in foster care in our area:

Audio announcements from the campaign:

Little Flower
Little Flower
Lawyers for Children
SCO Family of Services
CASA NYC
Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition
Hearts to Homes
Graham Windham
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
The New York Foundling
You Gotta Believe
Family Services of Westchester
CASA for Children -- Passaic County
Leake and Watts
The Felix Organization

Watch our panel discussion on kids in foster care, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television.

Combatting Drug Addiction - Fall, 2017

Drug addiction can tear families apart, and it's something that knows no boundaries. The disease has reached epidemic levels across the United States. This Fall, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign highlights organizations fighting drug abuse.

Audio announcements from the campaign:

Watch our panel discussion on drug addiction, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television.
 

Healthy Kids - Spring, 2017

Studies show that healthy children get better grades, attend school more often and behave better in class.
Audio announcements from the campaign:

Watch our panel discussion on children's health, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television.
 

Coping with Grief - Winter, 2017

Losing a loved one and dealing with grief can be extremely difficult. Here are some local programs that help people cope with some of life’s most challenging times:

Audio announcements from the campaign:

Watch our panel discussion on coping with loss, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television.

Our Strike a Chord campaign on Coping with Loss was recently recognized with a New York State Broadcasters Association Serving New York Award. WFUV News Director George Bodarky and Campaign Manager Blaine Kaniewski accept the honor at a May 5, 2017 ceremony. They were joined by WFUV Community Advisory Board Chair Suzanne McGillicuddy and WFUV Assistant News Director Robin Shannon.
 

Veterans Returning Home - Fall, 2016

The road to reintegration can be difficult for veterans. We turned a spotlight on organizations that help vets readjust to life on the home front, including providing assistance in finding a job.

Audio announcements from the campaign:

Art as Therapy - Summer, 2016

The arts can play an important role in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered both mental and physical trauma, from stroke sufferers to survivors of domestic violence.

Watch our panel discussion on art therapy, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television.

Audio announcements from the campaign:

Mentors for At-Risk Youth - Winter, 2016

You can't underestimate the value of positive role models in the lives of young people, especially those at risk.

Watch our panel discussion on at-risk youth, produced in conjunction with BronxNet Television. Read more about the panel.

 

Family Caregivers - Fall, 2015

When you're faced with having to care for a sick or disabled loved one, you're bound to encounter a set of new responsibilities - many of which might be unfamiliar or intimidating.

Some of the organizations supporting family caregivers in our area: