Bob was passionate about many things, but the following four organizations were very close to his heart. In lieu of flowers at the memorial gathering April 4 (please RSVP if you can), please feel free to contribute to these causes in Bob’s name.
MISSION: The Empty Cages Collective (ECC) is a New York-based animal and environmental advocacy organization. ECC aims to cultivate a culture where animals are recognized as fellow sentient beings worthy of respectful and compassionate treatment. Through advocacy, education, hands-on rescue and assistance, the ECC envisions a world free of animal exploitation, abuse, and ecologically destructive behavior.
MISSION: The purpose of this endeavor is to aid unfortunate animals in the interest of a higher quality of life. We take in rescued, confiscated, neglected, injured, ill, unmanageable, or otherwise unwanted animals from private owners, zoos, shelters, and other public organizations. These animals are cared for, and/or rehabilitated to the best of our ability and means until which time they can be found healthy, happy homes – whether it be through adoption to qualified candidates or legally released into habitats suitable to the specific species in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Donation Link: (Please put “Bob Guskind Memorial Fund” in the description)
MISSION: The Coney Island History Project, founded in 2004, is a not-for-profit organization that aims to increase awareness of Coney Island’s legendary and colorful past and to encourage appreciation of the Coney Island neighborhood of today. Our mission is to record, archive and share oral history interviews; provide access to historical artifacts and documentary material through educational exhibits, events and a website; and honor community leaders and amusement pioneers through our Coney Island Hall of Fame. Emphasizing community involvement, the History Project teaches young people the techniques of oral history and develops programs in conjunction with local schools, museums, and other organizations.
Donation Link (The Bob Guskind Memorial Fund is at the bottom of the member and support page)
It is with thanksgiving that the Greenpoint congregation has grown, both in numbers and in depth of spirituality. This year, we’re starting a food pantry and free dinner program, developing programs to encourage the arts and will be holding a teach-in on affordable housing. Our goal is to grow into a self-funded congregation by 2010.