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Why Nepal

People often ask us “why Nepal?” The answer to this question lays in the mission of the Maya Gold Foundation, and Maya’s dream to end human sexual trafficking. In the spring of 2014, as an eighth grader, Maya visited India with her family, and spent time at Binapini Ashram in West Bengal. She was in


ABOUT:We rely on dozens of sponsors with assistance in offering events to the community. Their support is financial, in-kind, and logistical. We greatly appreciate their support; our work would not be possible without them. SPONSORS:America’s Best Value InnBarner BooksBoughton PlaceBread AloneCardinal Spellman Council of St. Joseph’s ChurchCHBO DrumsChristopher Allibone CarpentryChronogramCrust and MagicDawes Septic + RepairDedrick’s

Compassion In Action Award

ABOUT: Maya Gold was a social activist who was deeply committed to helping others. Created in her honor, the annual Compassion in Action Award recognizes up to two New Paltz High School students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving mental wellness, advancing social justice, empowering their peers, and\or strengthening community. Our goal is to

Youth Action Team

ABOUT:Our Youth Action Team is comprised of over a dozen young people who are committed to the mission of the Foundation. The teens, ranging in ages from 15 to 18, provide insight, guidance and feedback to the Board of the Foundation. They are an important part of our organization, and we value their input. The

Youth Action Team

YOUTH ACTION TEAM:Our Youth Action Team is an invaluable part of our organization. We rely on them for input and advice, and help shaping our focus and direction. Each young person is a member of two Board committees and plays a key role in our organizational decision making process. This is a direct way for


HISTORY:The Maya Gold Foundation was created in response to the tragic death of 15-year old Maya Gold, a New Paltz High School student who took her own life in October of 2015. Maya’s parents, Elise Gold and Mathew Swerdloff, launched the organization with help from community members and friends, in response to the social pressures