In addition to efforts organized regionally by such organizations as The Volunteer Center in Westchester—through which you can donate clothing, food and time to help storm victims—there are several individuals and local businesses who are coordinating their own drives to benefit those in need.
Here's a short list of efforts we know about, don't hesitate to add your own in the comments below.
Katonah, Thursday only: Noka & Noka Joe's is items for Sandy victims on Staten Island, such as batteries, work gloves, shovels, cleaning supplies, flashlights, batteries, thick black trash bags, paper towels, sponges, soaps, basic toiletries, baby/child cough medicine, first aid kits, diapers, wipes, formula, toilet paper, non-perishable food like bottle fruit juice, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, bread, warm clothing. The store will be accepting donations until it closes at 5:30 p.m.
Cross River: Local resident Ali Giglio, Rockaway native with friends and family in that storm devastated region, is organizing a run of supplies to the area in the next few days, and plans to continue long-term efforts through the Appalachia Service Project. Contact her at email@example.com for her address and drop off times. Here's what she said is needed: Winter outerwear for men, women and children; gift cards in any denomination (preferably in $20 or $25, ranges for even distribution) to Lowe's, Sears or Home Depot; large garbage bags; batteries, flashlights, dust masks, work gloves, battery powered and hand tools, bleach, brooms, mops, rubber gloves and buckets, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, diapers and formula, powdered milk, juices and non perishable food, blankets, sleeping bags, first Aid Kits, personal hygiene items, Children's and adults cough medicine, Tylenol and Advil, children's books and games.
Katonah, Thursday evening: Ebba is donating 20 percent of the proceeds of its one-year anniversary party to be held tonight from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., to the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, which is coordinating hurricane relief efforts. Laurie Berg Designs will be there beginning at 1 p.m. and will donate 10 percent of her sales to Young Families of Island Park and From 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. In addition to shopping in Ebba and it's toy pop-up-shop, you can meet local author Eve Marx who is hosting a book signing of her latest release, Beddington Place.
Mt. Kisco, Sunday at Jodi's Gym: Somersaults for Sandy will be this Sunday, Nov. 11: A a gymnastics FUNdraiser to help provide disaster relief to families affected by Hurricane Sandy. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. The minimum donation is $25 per child. Click here for details.