MCCNY Charities, Inc.

The work of MCCNY Charities, Inc. is inspired by the life and advocacy of Sylvia Rae Rivera: founder of Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Stonewall veteran, and fierce defender of the rights of transgender and marginalized people. Sylvia served as the food pantry director in the 1990s and called for the opening of Sylvia’s Place upon her death in 2002. MCCNY Charities, Inc. works with community members and organizations to spread Sylvia’s vision of radical inclusion to anyone in need.