Volunteering seems to be in the nature of residents in Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville, so it was tough to narrow down some of community-minded efforts from 2011 to showcase in an end-of-year roundup.
Here are some volunteer highlights from the past year, in no particular order:
Local Youths Make a Difference
Youths from and headed to New Orleans to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and Volunteer Center of the United Way.
One young man in Pleasantville for the first time this year .
A student over the summer and raised funds to support charities from the community.
For Pleasantville High School's ECHO Club members, year-round.
A math class project in Briarcliff Manor turned into a profitable project that led by middle school students.
Youths in Pleasantville in May to benefit the S.A.F.E. Foundation.
A group of students of bringing Thanksgiving fixings to a Bronx community center this year.
Emergency Responders Give Back
In Pleasantville, Volunteer Ambulance Corps Captain Kelli Conley is dedicated to aiding those in need in the community.
The Briarcliff Manor Police Benevolent Association for the Maria Ferari Children's Hospital, ultimately bringing a few hundred toys from the community for children and their siblings.
Scouts in the Community
Boy and girl scouts made a big impact in the communities this year.
One Pleasantville teen earned his Eagle Scout Award at the .
A Pleasantville Girl Scout to give to the families of sick children at the Maria Ferari Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
In Briarcliff Manor, boy scouts at the school and earned a service award.
The teamed up a Pleasantville Girl Scout to for special needs youths in the village.
Briarcliff Manor Girl Scout Troop 2290 Sunshine Children's Home Special Olympics.
One Girl Scout spent hours designing and constructing to raise awareness about hunger in Pleasantville.
An original play written and performed by Briarcliff Manor Girl Scouts at Todd Elementary School with some of the younger students.
Local Groups and Organizations Chip In
A Pleasantville resident this year, which garnered more than 800 toy donations from locals.
students in Pleasantville. Football players from the university also at .
Adults and teenagers in Pleasantville this year to help build homes and lives as part of the annual Appalachia Service Project (ASP) mission.
Community members in Briarcliff Manor on the roof of daycare.
volunteers to promote and facilitate the "Minds in Motion" program.
The Pleasantville Conservation Advisory Council middle school club Panthers Against Pollution members to beautify this year.