Larchmont Friends of the Family was founded in 1997 by several Larchmont residents who had suffered severe illnesses in their own families. The generous help they received from neighbors and friends was invaluable, uplifting, and transformative. It made them realize how meaningful and necessary community support can be during a time of crisis, and a wonderful idea took root. Since then, LFOF has been actively and confidentially helping local families through difficult times. Today, LFOF is a focused organization (we like to call it a neighborhood fund) with over 200 volunteers, and we have helped close to 100 families cope both financially and emotionally.
As our mission states: We are neighbors helping neighbors. Larchmont Friends of the Family is a local not-for-profit volunteer organization that has been actively and quietly helping families in our community for over 25 years. Established by compassionate residents, the group offers practical and financial support to those who have been faced with a medical crisis or loss. We hope to bring back a sense of normalcy to the family life in any way we can, and our door is always open.
We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization funded entirely through the generosity of our community members. At LFOF, no one is paid a salary; 90% of our donations goes directly to assistance for families, 6% goes to communications/marketing, and the remaining 4% pays our insurance and the cost of our telephone hotline for referrals. The more funds we have, the more families we can help, so donations are always welcome. Please click here for instructions on how to donate today.
Board of Directors
Dr. Tina Sadarangani, President Noa Arias Jeryl Hofmann Dr. Mark Levy Mary Fleming Stein Dr. Cindy Yalowitz
John McGarr, Treasurer Audrey Smith, Secretary Nancy Borzain, RN, Assessments Coordinator Tiffany Smith, Vice President Community Relations Susan Shipley, Operations Laurie Scovotti, Director, Meal Train Nicole Doherty, Vice President, Communications Alison Brown, Events Chairperson Emily Bender, Fundraising
If you know of a family whose needs fall within the mission of Larchmont Friends of the Family and is interested in receiving support from us, please contact our confidential email hotline. If you’re concerned about emailing personal information please provide your phone number in the email, and we will call you directly.
Address Larchmont Friends of the Family P.O. Box 746 Larchmont, NY 10538