Thanks to all of you who have donated and/or made a 5-year pledge to our Gramercy Park Block Association's campaign for the Future of Gramercy Park. We are making progress and I want to encourage those who have not yet responded todonate/pledge online here.
As the holidays approach, we will focus our energies on one of the GPBA's most beloved programs -- Neighbors Helping Neighbors, where our Gramercy Park community can work together to give back to less fortunate neighbors. See below a few of our many Neighbors Helping Neighbors projects.
GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Helping Our Neighbors in Need
Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Annual Pantry Drive for Kenmore Hall, which provides supportive housing for formerly homeless adults, frail elderly, chronically ill, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.
NHN sends donations to Escuela Hispana - Lower East Side daycare serving low-income families
NHN Book Drive - Children's Community Service Committee sorts books for children in need in city shelters, hospital pediatric units, daycare centers
NHN delivers backpack filled with school supplies to 6-year-old Mikayla
NHN facilitates donations of kitchen supplies from the National Arts Club to local soup kitchen
Volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinner to more than 300 people in need at St. George's Church
NHN sends holiday donations of books, clothing and toys to Nazareth Housing children
NHN donates furniture, educational supplies and clothing for local families in need
NHN donates toys to Epiphany Church "Adopt a Family" serving 5 social service agencies in East Harlem: shelter for women and children, supportive housing for formerly homeless, and family violence prevention program.
NHN donates 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.
NHN Annual Toy Drive at Paddy Maguire's Ale House for Beth Israel Pediatric Unit, "Adopt a Family for Christmas", Nazareth House, Project LIFT, city shelter children.
NHN provides ongoing support for frail eldery, ill, injured and homebound neighbors
NYPD and NHN distribute Fresh Direct donations to soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless programs.
NHN provides Thanksgiving dinner to NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1.
NHN supports NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck #1's Family Holiday Party
NHN's Children's Committee member and Kenmore Hall staff deliver toys for children in need
NHN welcomes The Doe Fund Ready Willing and Able Street Cleaning Crew to Gramercy Park
NHN donates hot plates to area buildings without gas
NHN delivers clothing donations to Kenmore Hall thrift store for residents in need
Nazareth Housing community members receive NHN clothing donations
Donated clothes at Kenmore Hall
Gramercy Park neighbor organizes NHN's Annual Pantry Drive for Kenmore Hall
NHN's Children's Committee serve holiday dinner at Kenmore Hall
NHN maintains 13th Precinct Memorial Garden planted by Epiphany School children after 9/11.
Plaque reads "NYPD You make us proud."
NHN assembles Easter baskets for children in need
NHN clothing donations picked up by church staff and distributed to neighbors in need
Neighborhood volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinner - St. George's Church
Gramercy neighbors donate clothing and household items to programs for neighbors in need
NHN supports PS40's daffodil planting in Stuyvesant Square Park
Other Neighbors Helping Neighbors Projects include