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Posted on: August 1, 2021

students form landscaping angels to help elderly and disabled

volunteer landscaping angels is a new program designed to provide help to seniors and disabled residents unable to afford landscaping services.

Greenburgh has had a snow angel program for 30 years -helping seniors clear snow from driveways. We have a TV angels program- volunteers remove old TVs from seniors homes and bring them to the highway garage. The Covid Angels helped seniors get vaccinated.
Now-- a new angels program has been started by students: the Landscaping Angels.
Fabio Scarselli and Jackson Tavel are kickstarting the Landscaping Angels. Fabio Scarselli attends Franklin & Marshall and is going into his junior year. He has been involved in the Greenburgh summer internship program this year. During the peak of the pandemic, Fabio and his brother decided to clear some overgrowth in their grandmother’s yard. Stemming from an incentive to limit the number of people their grandmother was in contact with, Fabio asked himself why there wasn’t a volunteer program in Greenburgh to help out community members like his grandmother? Alongside Jackson Tavel, the Landscaping Angels were created. Jackson Tavel is a rising senior at Edgemont Jr/Sr high school. He has volunteered for the Greenburgh snow angels program in recent years. He plans to gather a network of volunteers that can be deployed to do various tasks and projects for senior citizens and disabled individuals. The Landscaping Angels can assist you with your yard work needs. Some examples of projects that we can assist you with are: 
  • Weeding
  • Planting 
  • Watering
  • Raking leaves
  • Removing dead branches
To qualify for assistance, you must be a senior citizen or unable to perform physical tasks with ease. If you, or someone you know, can benefit from an Angel’s help, please fill out this form or email angelsofgreenburghny@gmail.com. We will get back in touch with you within 48 hours. Once we confirm what your needs are, your name will be added to our database, and you can reach out for help from an Angel year round!

We are so lucky to have an amazing group of students and young people living in our community like Fabio and Jackson who want to make life better for seniors and the disabled population. Their efforts will ease stress among those who can't afford landscaping services and will enhance the quality of life of neighbors.
PAUL FEINER Greenburgh Town Supervisor 

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