Ms. Molin is a licensed social worker and a therapist. In 2018, when Ms. Molin learned that there were many underserved children that had nothing to do all summer, she decided to start Hamptons Art Camp.
The camp has been a huge success and will open its doors for the 7th time in the summer of 2024. Since its inception, 40% of all campers attend camp at no charge. In 2019, Ms. Molin started a Girl Scout Troop for 11 girls on the Shinnecock Reservation. She was the Troop leader for three years and was awarded the Outstanding Leader award for those three consecutive years by the Suffolk County Girl Scout Council.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Molin saw that people were going hungry, which led her to raise more than $300,000, that was used to purchase 19,500 lbs of fresh produce, groceries for 250 families bi-monthly and 6,500 cooked meals from restaurants that were barely surviving the pandemic. During 2020, Molin added a tutoring program to help struggling underserved students. In addition, a home repair program was initiated after Ms. Molin witnessed how many children were raised in substandard housing. In many cases these children were exposed to black toxic mold and lived through the winter without heat.
In the past three years, HCO has renovated 45 houses for families living in dire housing conditions. The home renovations have been life changing for these families.
Since 2018, HCO has raised over $3.5 million and an excess of $2.1 million of in-kind donations.
Ms. Molin has also started a social media kindness movement called #ICARE❤️, which fundraises to meet the needs of low-income families in crisis situations. In 2021, Ms. Molin won the Distinguished Woman of the Year of Suffolk County Award. In 2022, Hamptons Community Outreach won Land Rover’s Above and Beyond Service Award which granted them a new Land Rover Defender truck. She lives in Water Mill with her husband and two children. Ms. Molin holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Advanced Social Work from Columbia University.