As you may have heard, our donation center was broken into and robbed on Wednesday night (2017-11-29). This was very shocking and we are grateful for the support and love we've received from our community. To learn more about what happened, you can watch our local news coverage of the incident from Channel 12 news here. If you'd like to help with our recovery, you can send a donation using the link below.

Purpose & Mission

Help members of Westchester and Putnam community who need temporary assistance due to unforeseen life events, like loss of job, natural disasters, sickness, death of family member. YLIA provides clothing, household needs, food & furniture to help individuals get back "on their feet".

Tax Deductible

YLIA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

How You Can Help

There are several ways members of the community can help YLIA continue its mission

  • Donate clothing, household goods, furniture and other items
  • Donate meats, chicken, fruit & veggies
  • Donate needed supplies
  • Place in-door drop off boxes at your business
  • Become a monthly individual or business member
  • Volunteer your time helping in the Donation Center
  • Volunteer your skills
  • Sponsor a fund-raiser

About the Founder

Donna Simone was born and raised in Yorktown Heights. She founded and formed Y.L.I.A. in August 2011. For as long as Donna can remember she has been volunteering and helping people. "It is always a little easier getting through those difficult times when there's someone walking through them with you."

It is Donna's dream to see the whole community reaching out to one another; caring, giving and loving each other.

She lives by the truth "Love your Neighbor".

"Love for our neighbor should flow naturally from the love we have within our heart".