In The Community

Community Service Outreach Program

See How Wartburg Helps the Community

Wartburg gives back to the Westchester, NY, community though Wartburg Cares!, a program that coordinates all of our outreach activities to ensure they align with our mission and goals. These activities include educational and charitable events, service, health- or advocacy-related programs, outreach and relationship-building.

Community Service
Wartburg employees reach out to provide support for various needs in our community: local, national and global. Our recent service projects include:

  • American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
  • Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • ELCA Malaria Campaign
  • Collection of school supplies for local school children
  • Coat drive for the Midnight Run program benefitting the homeless
  • Thanksgiving food drive for a Mount Vernon food pantry
  • “Giving Tree” collection of Christmas gifts for children in the Future Society of Mount Vernon and the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester

Health and Support
We provide support to people in our surrounding community who are dealing with issues of aging and caring for those who are aging. This includes:

  • Seminars
  • Health Screenings
  • Memory Screenings
  • “Support U” program: caring for the caregivers in congregations and community
  • Presentations given by professional Wartburg staff

Church Relations
We initiate new relationships – and strengthen established ones – by:

  • Visiting with congregations and community groups
  • Hosting meetings and events on campus
  • Providing tours of our campus to groups from churches and the community
  • Meeting with interfaith groups in the Westchester community
  • Participating in Westchester United community organizing efforts
  • Sitting down individually with local clergy and clergy groups
  • Representing Wartburg at community events as well as representing the Wartburg at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) assemblies, conventions and clergy meetings
  • Networking at conferences

Wartburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, recognized by the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod and is a member of Lutheran Services in America, Westchester United (Metro IAF affiliate), Coalition for Mutual Respect, Lutheran Services New York Alliance and LeadingAge.

Conference Center
The Wartburg Conference Center is lower Westchester’s most convenient, versatile meeting space for corporate and social events, with fine catering and free parking.

For more information about Wartburg Cares! or our Conference Center, contact us. To find out what’s happening at Wartburg, check out our calendar of events.