Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn more about The Eugene Zitwer Foundation, a small hands-on public charity that is run by volunteers for seriously ill children and their families in the New York area. Our founder, the late Edith Zitwer, had a vision to reach out to seriously ill children and their families at different venues throughout the New York area. The charity has a nickname, The Uncle Yuddy Fund, because during his lifetime Eugene Zitwer was a universal uncle to all — everywhere he went and everyone he met was touched by his strong sense of warmth and concern for others. His character is the essence of what we have tried to capture in our work. We promote love and kindness and provide emotional support to sick children and their families in a variety of ways.
The Eugene Zitwer Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that was formed on March 18, 1991. By providing entertainment, toys and year end holiday parties to seriously ill children in the New York area, The Eugene Zitwer Foundation, also known as The Uncle Yuddy Fund, brings love, laughter and emotional support to these children and their families. Prior to 2017, the Foundation refurbished hospital pediatric playrooms, provided funding for medical procedures, for professionally supervised child-life staff and extended playroom hours, for holiday programs and for video libraries and equipment. Since 2017, the charity has focused on providing programming, toys and entertainment at year-end holiday parties at local hospitals in Brooklyn and the New York City area including, but not limited to, Bellevue Hospital in New York City, The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn,The Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn, Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, and New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in New York City. The Uncle Yuddy Fund is a celebration of life and is run solely by volunteers.
Mary Zitwer Millman