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Golden Tree generates vital dollars for our community work. Our retail vendors donate 20% of all sales back to the NYJL. The success of Golden Tree and our other fundraising events, along with generous donations from individuals and businesses, helps us achieve our mission to improve the lives of women, children, and families in New York City.

This year, Golden Tree has selected SCAN Harbor as our event Community Partner.


Founded in 1977, SCAN-Harbor is a non-profit youth and family service organization that provides a variety of integrated supports to the highest risk children and families of Harlem, East Harlem and the South Bronx.

"Our mission is to provide the highest risk families and children living in Harlem, East Harlem, and the South Bronx with integrated family-focused programming that uses a positive approach, harnesses individual strengths and fosters responsibility, self-esteem, initiative and the development of life skills."

Serving over 7,600 children and teens and 1,000 adults and families each year at 23 program sites, SCAN-Harbor is the largest youth service provider in Harlem, East Harlem and the South Bronx.

Traditional youth and family service providers typically target their client’s problems and then terminate program delivery at the resolution of the presenting problem. SCAN-Harbor considers the traditional “service termination” as a “beginning”!

They employ an empowerment-focused service approach, inspiring children and families to achieve positive goals.

An essential illustration of this methodology may be seen in SCAN-Harbor’s relationship with its employees: over 50% of SCAN-Harbor’s employees are community residents who have been recipients of service, or are parents of children who are currently receiving services. By employing SCAN-Harbor participants, the agency concretely demonstrates the faith and confidence in the inherent capacities of the community members they serve.

For more information or to donate directly to SCAN-Harbor, please visit their website:

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