Zara Charitable Foundation

Further enhancing the company’s mission of transforming communities

The Zara Charitable Foundation was established in 2020 with the aim of giving back to the communities in which we operate. The foundation aims to further advance Zara’s mission of positively transforming local communities by supporting charitable organizations and events that benefit community residents in crucial areas such as emergency aid, healthcare, and education. Our work includes providing relief to victims of a multi-building fire in Richmond Hill, donating a $42,000 student counseling center to York Early College Academy in Jamaica, NY, and supporting local organizations such as The Showing Hearts Foundation, dedicated to uplifting the underprivileged, and more.

The Zara Charitable Foundation is tax-exempt (status pending) under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code EIN 85-1044871

Backpack Giveaway Event

Earlier in the week, we donated 300 backpacks and school supplies to The Children’s Church of  Tabernacle of Emmanuel Full Gospel Assemblies. Yesterday, we stopped by to help out with the distribution of these backpacks and school supplies. The best part of this event was talking to the children and their parents and hearing about the impact that this little gesture has had on them. The church continues to be grateful for our donation, as we are grateful for the opportunity to help. We both expressed our mutual desire to work together on future projects. Mayor Bill DeBlasio also sent his well-wishes and, through his representative, presented us with recognition awards. We are appreciative and are humbled by these awards. The Zara Charitable Foundation thanks everyone involved in making this event a success and takes this opportunity to double down on our pledge to give back to the communities within which we operate.

 

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New guidance suite at the York Early College Academy in Jamaica

We spent $42,000 to create a new guidance suite at the York Early College Academy in Jamaica. We have also pledged to provide three students with $1000 per year scholarships. The suite will enable students to seek mental health resources confidentially—previously, students had to seek services in classrooms filled with peers. The new office space will also host peer mediation sessions where kids will learn how to resolve conflicts and de-escalate crises through cooperation and communication.

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Safety First

We are continuing in our efforts to protect our resident community as best we can. Last Thursday and Friday, we distributed 7300 high quality medical masks to all of our residents. With this small gesture, we hope that we can make it a bit easier for our residents to stay out of harm’s way during this Covid-19 pandemic. Please wear your masks in all public spaces where social distancing isn’t possible, as is recommended by Governor Cuomo’s edict. Please also continue to follow all guidelines by our health experts. If you are part of our resident community and have not received a mask, please reach out to your building superintendent as soon as possible. In addition to this donation, we continue in our aggressive campaign to sanitize our buildings, by regularly disinfecting common areas such as lobbies and hallways, paying special attention to high touch surfaces such as doorknobs and elevator buttons. Please continue to stay safe.

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Thanking Our Health Care Workers

Thank you to all our health care workers! We stopped by @jamaicahospital with 3000 masks and 300 cookies, and Elmhurst Hospital Center with another 3000 masks and 300 cookies to show our solidarity with the brave men and women who are so selflessly taking care of the ill in our communities at this time. Special thanks to @chipnewyorkcity for their participation

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A Specials Thanks to Our Front-Line Heroes

We cannot help but admire the courage and dedication of our local front-line heroes. We hope that our little gesture made a small but positive impact in your lives. Thank you! ❤️ .

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Flashback Friday- Remembering Ramadan Celebrations

On this Flashback Friday, we remember last Friday, May 22nd (the last Friday night of Ramadan), when we partnered with the Jamaica Muslim Center to hand out 300 iftar meals to our muslim friends and neighbors in our community. Swipe to the end for some words from two of Zara Realty’s principals. #fbf #ramadan #muslim #islam #eid #zararealty #zaraluxuryapartmentsandhomes

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Masks Giveaway

We received a ton of positive feedback from our residents regarding all the masks we delivered to their doors. So, we decided to do it again. We gave away another 7500 masks to our resident community. If you are a Zara tenant and have not received a mask, please reach out to your building superintendent and masks will be provided to you and your family

 

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PPP Donation

We continue on our mission to donate personal protective equipment to local schools in our neighborhood.

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Shiloh Baptist Church

Record turnout at Shiloh Baptist Church for I Daneek Miller’s Turkey Giveaway event. Zara Realty is a proud sponsor.

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Turkey Giveaway

This week, we distributed over 300 turkeys to our residents, directly to their doors. We appreciate you ♥️

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Holiday Gift Cards

We also distributed 200 gift cards, worth $25 each, to residents to purchase much needed groceries this holiday season.

 

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Toy Drive

Zara is proud to be a sponsor for the annual toy drive

 

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Catholic Charities Christmas Toy Drive

The Zara Realty Charitable Foundation will be donating 200 toys to Catholic Charities’ Toy Drive For Families In Need. Stay tuned for more updates!
#zrcf #zararealty #zaraluxuryapartments #catholiccharities #queensny #holidayseason #toys

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Coalition Kids Holiday Float and Community Giveaway

Yesterday, we donated over 200 toys to The Coalition Kids Holiday Float and Community Giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. Happy Holidays🎄and stay safe!

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Zara Holiday Toy Giveaway

With the Covid-19 pandemic and economic downturn, 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. We feel your pain, and understand your hardship. We continue to be here for you, no matter your circumstance. We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest gratitude to you and your family for being part of the Zara Family. We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.

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Laptop Donation

On Thursday December 10 2020, a six-alarm fire destroyed six buildings in Richmond Hill, Queens New York. Yesterday, The Zara Realty Charitable Foundation together with the @georgesubrajfamilyfoundation donated 13 Chromebook laptops to the children and family of those affected. With remote learning required during the pandemic, this donation will ensure they do not fall behind in their schoolwork.

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York Early College Academy Scholarship

The Zara Charitable Foundation recently awarded two $1000 scholarships to Alicia Majid and Lorraine Benn, two graduating seniors at York Early College Academy in Jamaica Queens. Lorraine wants to become a doctor and Alicia wants to have a career in public service. Both students graduated with an A average. The Foundation donated a $42,000 student counseling center to the academy last year.

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