Greater New York Chapter
Interested in getting involved with the Greater New York Chapter? Read about some of our programs below. You can also check out a list of upcoming Chapter events, or find information about the Take Steps walk or Team Challenge half-marathon training program.
Young Professionals Committee
Join the Greater New York Chapter Young Professionals! Young people aged 21 to 40 come together to plan two fundraising events per year, along with Happy Hours and other social events. Contact Lynnette Kloufetos at [email protected] or (646) 388-9287.
Power of 2
The Power of 2 program provides one-on-one, short-term support to patients and their families coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals participating in the program are matched with volunteers who have had similar challenges and experiences for phone or e-mail conversations. This program is open to adults with IBD as well as parents of children with IBD. We are working to expand this program to serve spouses of people with IBD; if your spouse is an IBD patient and you are willing to be a Power of 2 volunteer, we would love to have you!
- Request Support
- IBD Patient Volunteer Form or Complete the Form Online
- Caregiver Volunteer Form (i.e. spouse or parent of an IBD patient)
If you would like to participate in the Power of 2 program, please complete the appropriate form and email or mail it to:
120 Broadway, Suite 1050A, New York, NY 10271
Volunteers are needed for GI Outreach! The Greater NY Regional Education and Support Manager is looking for a volunteer to assist with updating and maintaining a master list of GI offices in the Greater NY area.
- Internet research to identify local GI practices
- Calling GI Offices to confirm contact person/info
- Updating data on an Excel spreadsheet
This would be an ongoing project for a volunteer who can come into the office on a weekly basis. We are looking for someone who is comfortable using the computer for research and data entry and making telephone calls.
The Greater New York Chapter currently needs volunteers for:
- Adopt-A-Doctor: Drop off Crohn's & Colitis Foundation materials at doctors’ offices in New York City. Help ensure that all patients have access to the Foundation's programs and information.
- Office assistance: Help out in the Greater New York Chapter office
- Event-day assistance: Join us the day of a fundraising or education event to volunteer
- Event Committees: Join an event committee to help plan a fundraising event.
If you have any questions, please contact Lynnette Kloufetos at [email protected] or (646) 388-9287.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Greater New York Chapter is a member of Community Health Charities. Employees of corporations, federal agencies, and state/municipal governments nationwide have the option to give to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation through Community Health Charities. Our CHC identification code is: 44159.
If you would like information on how to bring Community Health Charities to your workplace, please contact Zankhana Shukla at [email protected] or (646) 388-9294.
Honor a Loved One With a Tribute Donation
Making donations on behalf of others or in memory of others is a meaningful way of recognizing commitment to an important cause. You can make a tribute or memorial donation and have us send a tribute card (suggested minimum donation $25.00). Your tribute gift can be mailed to our office at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Greater New York Chapter 120 Broadway Suite 1050A New York, NY 10271 Attn: Jose Louis Muñoz or charged to a credit card by contacting Jose Louis Muñoz at [email protected] or (646) 388-9291.
Be an Advocate
Advocacy is a major component of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s mission. Our advocates are not only patients, but family members, friends, caregivers, and doctors who want to make their voices heard and see a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Here's how you can take action today:
- Sign up for the Advocacy Network
- Email your legislators!
- Read our Advocacy Toolkit and learn how to be an advocate
New York, NY 10271