The Castellana Foundation recognized by Fundezpaz NYC for sponsoring home construction projects for those in need

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The Castellana Foundation, Western Beef’s meat and produce wholesaler National Food Distributors, and the Castellana family are proud to support Fundepaz NYC by way of sponsoring their home construction projects in the Caribbean, South America and Central America. Michael Castellana of National Food Distributors is pictured above with a representative from Fundepaz NYC.

On September 16th, National Food Distributors was recognized by Fundepaz NYC for support and sponsoring their housing and construction projects.

Fundepaz is a nonprofit organization and for the past 9 years has built 225 homes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Columbia and the Philippines.

The Castellana Foundation is a proud partner of Fundepaz NYC and look forward to supporting them on future endeavors.

 

 

 

 

 

The Castellana Foundation proudly announces support for NYPD’s semi-pro football team, NY’s Finest

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The Castellana FoundationWestern Beef, and their parent company Cactus Holdings Inc.,and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family are proud to announce their support NY’s Finest football team. This is the second time that the the Castellana Foundation has supported NY’s Finest in obtaining new gear, pay for travel, fees, and purchasing snacks and beverages. It’s a small gesture towards members of our community who provide an invaluable services for our safety and well being. It is our honor to give back to those who give our communities so much. We thank the NYPD and NY’s Finest for all that they do.

The Castellana Foundation proudly supports HB Studio of Greenwich Village

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The Castellana Foundation, Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family, Western Beef and parent company Cactus Holdings, proudly support HB Studio in the Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village. Through support from The Castellana Foundation, HB Studio is able to invest in the preservation of their historic buildings and provide the environment necessary for its staff, students and faculty to explore and enrich their artistic talents.

Here is more information on HB Studio, taken from their website:

“Conceived as an artistic and working home, the Herbert Berghof Studio offers an outlet for practice and growth for the professional theatre artist and an opportunity for the young to establish roots in their intended craft. The Studio’s guiding principle is creative freedom, which has as its logical consequence, a responsibility to a noble art.”

 

The Castellana Foundation proudly supports The De La Salle School in their 17th Annual Spring Gala

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The Castellana Foundation, Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family, Western Beef and parent company Cactus Holdings, proudly support Church The De La Salle School of Freeport, NY in support of their 17th Annual Spring Gala through a donation.

Here’s an overview of what The La Salle School is from their website:

“The De La Salle School is a Catholic School in the Diocese of Rockville Centre that shares in the Lasallian heritage and exists to provide a quality education for young men from economically disadvantaged circumstances.

We nurture each student’s growth, spiritually, academically, socially and physically in collaboration with his parent(s) and guardian(s).  

We emphasize respect, responsibility, leadership and service, thereby preparing the young men to be caring citizens of the world.”

Contributions go towards supporting the school’s Graduate Support Program. Please visit their website so you can see how you can get involved and make a difference.

 

The Castellana Foundation builds houses for families in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala

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The Castellana Foundation, Peter Castellana III and Michael Castellana on behalf of the Castellana family, Cactus Holdings and parent company Cactus Holdings, proudly support Fundepaz NYC in effort to provide housing to the people of the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. In an initiative led by Michael Castellana, The Castellana Foundation provided three homes to families in need of Guatamala and the Dominican Republic.

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Here is more information on Fundepaz NYC:

“It is a non-profit organization legally constituted in the United States (Tax deductible – IRS 501 C (3) Charitable Status), created and led by Father Luis Fernando Echeverri since 2001, in New York. FUNDEPAZ NYC, began promoting social and pastoral projects of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia), having as priority the peasants and indigenous displaced by violence, but over the years other projects are being developed in other countries.

We are a group of Latinos with a spirit of solidarity willing to create a Bridge of solidarity from the United States to promote development and change in Colombia, in the Dominican Republic or anywhere in the world where poverty and hunger are the common denominator and so with small projects improve the quality of their lives.”

Here is a letter from Fudepaz NYC in thanks for the efforts from The Castellana Foundation:

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The Castellana Foundation helps raise funds for Cycle for Survival cancer research fundraiser

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The Castellana Foundation proudly announces its support for Cycle for Survival cancer research fundraiser. The Castellana Foundation’s involvement is being led by Anthony Brannan, leading principal of Metro Holdings & Development, the strategic partner of many of Cactus Holdings real estate developments. This is Anthony’s 6th year participating in the fundraiser. Cycle for Survival has raised over $41 million so far this year, beating last years number of $39 million.

Here’s a brief description of the non-profit organization Cycle for Survival from their website:

“Half of all patients are fighting a rare cancer.

About 50 percent of people with cancer have a rare cancer. Rare cancers include brain, pancreatic, ovarian, stomach, all types of pediatric cancers, and many others. Even though they account for about half of all cancer diagnoses when combined, research on many rare cancers is drastically underfunded, often leaving patients with limited or no treatment options. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center—the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center—is committed to changing that reality. MSK’s close collaboration between doctors and researchers is a unique strength: new drugs and therapies developed in the lab can be moved quickly to patients’ bedsides.

Cycle for Survival’s indoor team cycling events raise funds that are critical for rare cancer research.

100% of every donation to Cycle for Survival is directly allocated to research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within six months of the events. The donations go to pioneering research and clinical trials, and have already led to new and better treatments for cancer patients worldwide. Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers collaborate with institutions around the world, and have led the way in developing new ways to diagnose and treat cancer. If you want to fight back against cancer, join us!”

The Castellana Foundation, on behalf of Cactus Holdings, Western Beef, the Castellana family, and strategic partner Metro Holdings & Development, proudly supports Cycle for Survival and intends to continue supporting the cause of researching cancer in hopes of one day obtaining a cure which will save lives and endless heartache to countless families and communities. To learn more or to donate, please visit Cycle for Survival’s website.

The Castellana Foundation supports Make the Children Smile at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

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The Castellana Foundation, Cactus Holdings, subsidiary Western Beef, and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family proudly supports Make the Children Smile which was held at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in Manhattan. The even included gifts for children as well as entertainment. The monetary and toy donation was coordinated by Cactus Holdings’ Chief Security Officer Zur Apter. 
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, located in New York City, offers the best available care in every area of pediatrics — including the most complex neonatal and critical care, and all areas of pediatric subspecialties — in a family-friendly and technologically advanced setting. Building a reputation for more than a century as one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is Manhattan’s only hospital dedicated solely to the care of children and one of the largest providers of children’s health services in the tri-state area with a long-standing commitment to its community. It is also a major international referral center, meeting the special needs of children from infancy through adolescence worldwide. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. The hospital is also closely affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report, and consistently named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation.
For information about New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital please visit their website.

The Castellana Foundation proudly supports The Long Island Chaplain Task Force

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On January 25th, 2019, The Castellana Foundation, Cactus Holdings, subsidiary Western Beef and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family proudly announced their support The Long Island Chaplain Task Force

“The Long Island Chaplain Task Force trains, maintains and dispatches highly skilled volunteer Inter-Faith Community Crisis Chaplains, clergy, active as well as retired Law Enforcement and business professionals . We provide spiritual, social and resource support to individuals, their families, local & state agencies, as well as public and private institutions, in times of crisis.”

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For more information on The Long Island City Task Force or to learn how you can get involved, then please visit their website.

The Castellana Foundation proudly supports the Adaptive Sports Foundation

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The Castellana Foundation, Cactus Holdings, Western Beef and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family is proud to announce support for the Adaptive Sports Foundation of Windham, New York.

“The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.”

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For more information on this incredible organization or to learn how you can get involved then please visit their website and make a difference today.

The Castellana Foundation donates 350 turkeys to Bronx communities with help from Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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The Castellana Foundation, Cactus Holdings, subsidiary Western Beef, and Peter Castellana III on behalf of the Castellana family is proud to announce the donation of 350 turkeys to various communities of the Bronx with help of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. This past holiday season, The Castellana Foundation donated thousands of turkeys in the five boroughs. This was also not the first time that The Castellana Foundation has worked with the Borough President in donating turkeys to the communities in need of the Bronx. 46488041_2036316013080705_1369110508812107776_n The Bronx is a wonderful borough where Western Beef has many stores. Western Beef is committed to being a positive force for good in the communities we serve. By servicing with local officials and community leaders, we can do our part in the lives of so many by working together and using each other’s strengths.