About NYTT Charities

New York's Top Talent™ 2012

Giving Kids a Healthy, Successful Future:
Prevent Child Abuse New York

"Our prosperity as a state and nation is built on a foundation of healthy child development. Creating communities where families can access an array of supports and resources to address the social, emotional and physical health of their children is the best way to combat child abuse.We’re working toward a statewide commitment to the healthy development and successful futures of New York’s kids, families and communities. We promote efforts to develop, improve and expand quality services and effective policies to prevent child abuse and neglect and enhance child development.Prevent Child Abuse New York provides leadership and works with state and local officials to develop laws and programs that protect children.We partner with dozens of organizations across the state to train thousands of volunteers and professionals to support parents and families. And we help people find parenting courses, support groups, medical and legal aid and abuse treatment.Prevent Child Abuse New York is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1980, as the Federation on Child Abuse and Neglect." ~

They believe:

  • Children are the foundation of a sustainable and prosperous society.
  • All children have the right to safe, secure and supportive environments.
  • All parents have the right to the support and knowledge that child rearing demands.
  • Child abuse prevention requires strengthening families and communities.

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
Support for families, confidential, everyday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

THANK YOU, to ALL who took Part in New York's Top Talent™ Season2, 12.8.2012... Our commitment and goal to have a place where artist can showcase their talent, a charity can spread awareness, and we can all share in giving back. Has continued long after the show has ended. My heart is warmed and this letter belongs to all of you... Thanks again...Smiles w/♥
From: Tony SmilesJosé Antonio Villafañe Jr,& The JAV Entertainment, Inc. Family

New York's Top Talent™ 2011

"I'd like to thank the March of Dimes, The Red Cross, and American Diabetes Association for accepting my invitation to attend New York's Top Talent™ 2011. These three charities are important to me for the help, support, love, and caring they give the people of our nation. As well as the work they do around the world."
~Tony Smiles w/♥

Here's a little information about each:

The March of Dimes is "the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health." They're dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

My brother was born with Spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. The term spina bifida comes from Latin and literally means "split" or "open" spine. He lived a very short 5 months and then passed away.

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. Source:

THANK YOU, to ALL who took Part in NYTT 01.11.11... Our commitment and goal to have a place where artist can showcase their talent, a charity can spread awareness, and we can all share in giving back. Has continued long after the show has ended. My heart is warmed and this letter belongs to all of you...Smiles

While I was in the US Army I got the opportunity to see the American Red Cross in Action at home and abroad. From doing blood drives and providing much needed blood to people to simply handing out water to people waiting in long hot summer line to say good bye to an American President.

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. They lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected—by diabetes. Source:

The most influential woman in my life my Mother is surviving daily with diabetes. My Grandmother and Uncle are currently also having to surviving daily with diabetes. If this can be prevented and/or cured why not?

Thanks again to all these Charities for everything you do and I can't wait to see you in the Winter of 2011 for New York's Top Talent™.