Giving back to the community
Northampton Area Pediatrics has evolved and grown over the last three decades within the community and alongside the families of Northampton, Amherst and the Pioneer Valley. We are grateful that you entrust your children's helth to us and are commited to sponsoring events, activites and causes that serve and encourage them to live healthy, active and connected lives.
Northampton Area Pediatrics has sponsored the following events and charities in the last five years (2008-2012)
Northampton Education Foundation
Established in 1991, the Northampton Education Foundation (NEF) is a non-profit organization created to fund projects and programs that expand educational opportunites, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in Northampton's public schools. The NEF also works to broaden community support for our public schools.
Hampshire Regional YMCA
Northampton Area Pediatrics sponsored the YMCA as a major donor in their Widening Horizons Capital Campaign which has a goal of raising $1.6 million. At the center of the campaign is partial funding of the Y's purchase of Camp Norwich, capital improvements at 286 Prospect Street and Camp Norwich, and a generous scholarship program.
Community Organizations that serve children:
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Provides one-to-one mentoring relationships to local children in need of positive adult influence and friendship.
Autism Speaks' Family Services department is dedicated to empowering individuals and families impacted by autism. They help families maximize their child's developmental potential and improve their quality of life.
Jesse's House is Hampshire County's only shelter offering emergency housing for families.
An early intervention program that provides special services to families with children between birth and three years of age who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays.
Provides non-judgmental support, shelter, counseling and an abundance of resources to women, children, and families affected by domestic violence.
Provides a wide range of human services for people in the Pioneer Valley. Programs include: acute mental health services; outpatient clinical and counseling services; adolescent support programs; an employee assistance program; early intervention for young children; home health care; rehabilitation and residential programs for those with mental health issues, mental retardation, or head injuries; and shelter and housing services for the homeless.
Whole Children, Inc.
A resource center for families raising children with special needs.
Provides grief support for children and families suffering from loss.
Northampton Parents Center
Since 1985 the mission of the Parents Center has been to provide a safe and friendly space for children (specifically 0-5) and their caregivers to meet and play: a place for parents to find support, information, affirmation and friendship.
Northampton Community Music Center
NCMC was founded in 1986 on the principle that music education is an essential part of every child's growth and development. Their mission is to foster the love and pursuit of music within our community through quality musical education, performances and activities that are accessible to all.
Riverside Industries Inc.
Empowers people with developmental disabilities to live rich and full lives.
Look Park is a place of both active and passive recreation including exciting seasonal attractions such as Bumper Boats, Pedal Boats, 18 holes of Mini-Golf, and a Steamer Train ride.
The public library of Northampton, opened in 1894.
Area Sports teams and athletics:
Pioneer Valley Ballet
Northampton lacrosse, baseball, soccer, cycling, basketball, track and field, community rowing
South Hadley cheerleading
Hilltown Hoofbeats 4-H Club
Southampton Youth Athletic Association
Easthampton Public Schools - Walk Accross America
Bridge Street School PTO
Crocker Farm Elementary
Easthampton Enrichment after school programs
Hampshire Regional High School
Hatfield Education Foundation
Montessori School of Northampton
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Dollars for Scholars
Newspaper in Education
Dana Farber - The Jimmy Fund
Bell Children Scholarship Fund
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Baystate Children's Hosptial
Muscular Dystrophy Association