GPBA's 20th Anniversary - A look back in history


Gramercy Park Block Association's
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Helping Neighbors in Need
The Gramercy Park Block Association organizes charitable initiatives through their Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) program so that the Gramercy Park community can work together to give back to less fortunate neighbors. 

GPBA helps the following neighbors:

Homebound neighbors support for ill, injured, frail elderly, disabled

Kenmore Hall clothing, furniture, food pantry drives for formerly homeless, veterans, chronically ill, people living with HIV/AIDS, disabled, frail elderly

Nazareth Housing clothing, furniture, educational supply donations for emergency shelters for women and children in Harlem, the Bronx, and the Lower East Side

Parish of Calvary-St. George's Thanksgiving dinner, soup kitchen, programs for those in need

Brotherhood Synagogue's clothing drive for children born into poverty

NYTB's Project LIFT scholarships, mentoring, books, school supplies for children living in city shelters

NY Cares Coat Drive with 13th Precinct, benefitting social service agencies, churches, schools, and shelters

Children's Book Drive for Foundling Hospital children, Beth Israel Pediatric Ward

Holiday Toy Drive benefitting local agencies with children in need

Epiphany Church "Adopt a Family for Christmas" for Harlem agencies: shelter for women and children, supportive housing for formerly homeless, family violence prevention, and family health services

Narragansett Agency clothing and supply donations for individuals with HIV/AIDS

P. S. 40 support for art, music, planting, culinary programs

Donations to local nonprofits office equipment, furniture, supplies

Scholarship for local student in need

Kenmore Hall staff picking up pantry supplies donated by hundreds of Gramercy Park neighbors to GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Annual Pantry Drive for Kenmore Hall.

NHN  provides ongoing support for frail eldery, ill, injured and homebound neighbors
NHN facilitates donation of kitchen supplies from the National Arts Club to local soup kitchen


NHN's Children's Community Service Committee member 
and Kenmore Hall staff deliver toys for children in need
GPBA welcomes The Doe Fund Ready Willing and Able Street Cleaning Crew to Gramercy Park
Donating hot plates to area buildings temporarily without gas


Delivering clothing donations from neighbors to Kenmore Hall thrift store for residents in need

Nazareth Housing community members looking over NHN clothing donations
Donated clothes at Kenmore Hall

NHN's Children's Community Service Committee members sort donated books from Holiday Book Drive for children in need in city shelters, hospital pediatric units, daycare centers

Gramercy Park neighbor organizes NHN's Annual Pantry Drive for Kenmore Hall residents

NHN's Children's Community Service Committee members help serve holiday dinner at Kenmore Hall
GPBA maintains 13th Precinct Memorial Garden originally planted by Epiphany School children
Donated toys for Epiphany Church "Adopt a Family" serving 5 social service agencies in East Harlem


Donated furniture, educational supplies and clothing for local families in need
Donations to Nazareth Housing - homelessness prevention, emergency family shelter, supportive housing, urgent needs assistance for low-income families. Services 4 city shelters for mostly women and children in Lower East Side, Harlem and the Bronx.

Nazareth Housing children receive NHN's holiday donations of books, clothing and toys

NHN assembles Easter baskets for children in need


NHN clothing donations picked up by church staff to distribute to neighbors in need

Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Paddy Maguire's Ale House for Beth Israel Pediatric Unit, "Adopt a Family for Christmas", Nazareth House, New York Theatre Ballet's Project LIFT, city shelter children.
Volunteers serving Thanksgiving dinner to more than 300 people in need at St. George's Church

Neighborhood volunteers serving Thanksgiving dinner - St. George's Church
NHN holiday donations to Escuela Hispana - Lower East Side daycare serving low-income families
NYPD help NHN distribute Fresh Direct donations to community - Outreach included schools, soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless programs, neighborhood workers.

NHN supports PS40's Daffodil Project in Stuyvesant Square Park

Gramercy neighbors donate clothing and household items to programs for neighbors in need

 Other Neighbors Helping Neighbors Projects include