Happy Giving Tuesday! Have you heard about this day before? According to the website, Giving Tuesday is a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.” And it’s the perfect day to announce the 2023 NCP Cares recipients!

NCP Cares is our company’s initiative to engage with our community, both locally and on a national level, through charitable donations and volunteer opportunities. Every year, NCP donates $5,000 each to two organizations nominated by and voted on by panel members!

This year, we focused on organizations that assist senior citizens and elderly members of the community. Panel members nominated hundreds of organizations in their areas, and NCP staff narrowed the list to five semi-finalists. Then, we sent a survey to all panel members asking them to vote for two organizations to receive the one-time donation.

And now… drumroll, please… we’re ready to announce the two organizations who each received a $5,000 donation!

Neighbor In Need, Inc.

Helping senior neighbors age in place in their homes is what the Neighbor in Need movement is all about. Rising taxes, increased living expenses, medical costs and the stressors of growing older should not mean long-time elderly neighbors should have to leave their homes. Neighbor in Need, Inc. is 100% volunteer run. There is never a fee for services. The organization takes great care to hire professional service companies that provide best in class workmanship and materials, backed up with real warranties and guarantees.

“On behalf of Neighbor in Need, thank you so much for your generous donation!,” says Mandy Dyxin, board member. “We are incredibly grateful for your support and will ensure this gift goes directly to help our elderly neighbors to age safely and comfortably in place.”

Long Island Alzheimer & Dementia Center

The mission of the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center is to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, and their caregivers. The organization actively works to achieve this mission through programs for all stages of Alzheimer’s, Caregiver Support Groups, in-home respite solutions, transportation options, and additional services.

“Yours is truly a tribute that will directly help families affected by Alzheimer’s disease when they need us the most,” says Victoria Cohen, executive director. “It was with deep gratitude that we received your very kind donation of $5,000.”

National Consumer Panel’s Chief Operating Officer John Toomey says, “Between struggling with limited income and the physical challenges that come with aging, our senior citizens are some of the most vulnerable individuals in this country.  This year’s NCP Cares donations hopefully serve as a reminder to others that seniors deserve not only assistance but compassion and recognition.” 

Last year, NCP Cares assisted two organizations that support our nation’s veterans. Previous initiatives have supported elementary schools, animal welfare organizations, food pantries and more.

Thank you to all our panel members who nominated and voted for organizations this year! We are thankful for your panel participation and appreciate everything you do.


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