YLIA Founder Donna Simone was born and raised in Yorktown Heights. She founded and formed Y.L.I.A. in August 2011. For as long as Donna can remember she has been volunteering and helping people. “It is always a little easier getting through those difficult times when there’s someone walking through them with you”. It is Donna’s dream to see the whole community reaching out to one another; caring, giving and loving each other. She lives by the truth “Love your Neighbor”. “Love for our neighbor should flow naturally from the love we have within our heart”.