Sowing seeds of love and gratitude for YOU…
Our Carve for a Cause friends and family.


Saturday, October 21st, 2023

We are excited and proud to announce our pledge to raise $65,000 to support the New Paltz Youth Program (NPYP). Under the leadership of Director, Jim Tinger, the NPYP serves over 500 different middle school and high school youth annually. The NPYP provides counseling, healthy recreation, tutoring, nourishing meals, social opportunities & field trips all under one small but very SOLID roof! Additionally, the NPYP offers more tutoring in a school than any other community resource in New York State—something they are very proud of!

Your contribution at any level, is deeply meaningful and will go directly to the purchase of a passenger van to transport kids on educational and recreational field trips, an upgrade of bathroom and kitchen cabinets, new outdoor recreational equipment, a sponsorship fund to allow more kids to join in the field trips and a new sign that will proudly & properly highlight the location of the NPYP at 220 Main Street, New Paltz.

Come out strong & show your support for the
Power of the Pumpkin & The New Paltz Youth Program


As part of the 17th Anniversary, Sara Ingersoll has created the artwork for Carve for a Cause 2023. Working with Carve for a Cause has been a fulfilling project for her. Creating inspiring art for an organization that has such love for the community has been an experience to be proud of!


Please consider showing your support by making a donation to our 17th Anniversary Power of Pumpkin Community Assistance Fund.

To make a donation:

OR send a check to:

Carve for a Cause
Attn: Marianne Murray
PO Box 1204
New Paltz, NY 12561

Celebrating the harvest and sharing the bounty would not be possible without you. Please know how very much your support has meant to us over the past 17 years.


Since 2007, Carve For A Cause has raised over $600,000 to help support critical unmet needs of families and children living in Ulster County.

Our most recent recipients are listed below
View all recipients here

2022 – Boys & Girls Club of Ulster County
2021 – Power of the Pumpkin Community Assistance Fund
2020 – Unshattered
2019 – People’s Place Café
2018 – Peaceful Guardians Project
2017 – St. John Bosco Child & Family Services



"Carve for a Cause has helped provide life saving services by raising funds to pay for medical needs of women and children at the Washbourne House without medical insurance. Their generosity speaks to their character and strength of the people of Ulster County and we are thankful to be a part of this excellent community. "
- "Kathy Welby Moretti, Director of the Washbourne House, Family Domestic Violence Services  - 2008 Carve for a Cause recipient.

"Carve for a Cause has made it possible for women to move closer to and sometimes actually fulfill their dreams, achieve things they never thought possible and in the process, become productive members of our community."
-Stacey Rein, President, United Way of Ulster County, Project Hope, Founder -  2012 Carve for a Cause recipient.