About Us

Our Story

In the fall of 2007, four kindergarteners without snacks and warm winter clothing inspired a few concerned teachers and parents to SPRING into action, so they organized a holiday drive for coats and gifts. Soon a small network of parents became Snack Fairies for young students without healthy snacks. 

Many families in our community struggle to meet basic needs or find themselves in difficult circumstances, perhaps even in crisis.  That’s where SPRING steps in to help. 

SPRING provides funding or sponsors for families with school-aged children challenged by the costs of school supplies, clothing and food. We encourage participation in various in-school and extracurricular programs through financial assistance. SPRING partners with the Hastings-on-Hudson based nonprofit Family-to-Family on food support and with Cabrini Immigrant Services and the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District on academic assistance for at-risk students. 

SPRING provides necessary resources so that all children in Dobbs Ferry, regardless of means, can bloom, grow and reach their full potential.  Our programs have expanded beyond food, clothing and school supplies to include academic guidance, musical instrument rentals, sports and enrichment support, senior awards and more. Come, join us!


Co-Chairs: Robin Larkins & Ellen Crane

 Treasurer:  Anna-Christina Allen

Recording Secretary: Lori Bernat

Community Liaison: Lorraine Campanelli

Schools Liaison: Christina Bochicchio


Robin Altman

Suzy Barnett

Tracy Baron

Debra Borwick

Kathy Cullen

Nancy Delmerico

William Ford-Sussman

Sher Grogg

Rich Larson

Nola Long

Sharon McCann-Doyle

Sara Schneider

Jessica Seessel

Monica Yoshinaga

Patricia Young