In the first two weeks of the 2014 Care for the Homeless Toiletries Drive, over 2,000 products have already been donated!
Special thanks to Walgreens and DNA Public Relations for donating thousands of women's hygiene and beauty productsNew supporters Hope & Comfort Inc. are providing 300 bars of soapCountless individuals have dropped off new toiletries to our offices at 30 East 33rd Street.
We thank everyone who has contributed so far. We're at 20% of our goal, and you can help us reach our goal. What We Need:
All donated toiletries must be new and unopened. We can accept both full-size and travel-size. Your donations will be given to homeless men, women and children in NYC.
On Wednesday July 27, Susan's Place, our shelter in the Bronx for mentally ill and medically frail homeless women, was damaged by a massive water main break on Jerome Avenue. Thankfully, all the residents were safely evacuated to other shelters and Susan's Place is now functioning as the "command center" for all the city agencies that responded to the disaster.
The women were evacuated at 6:15 a.m., most in their robes and pajamas. the women need new, or nearly new clothing and shoes (larger sizes are especially needed). Your financial contributions will also help us replace items destroyed in this emergency.
Donations of clothing may be left at Care for the Homeless' main office: 30 E. 33rd St., Fifth floor between Park and Madison Avenues.
Care for the Homeless (CFH) is pleased to
announce the appointment of George Nashak as its Executive Director. Many know
Nashak as the current Executive Vice President of HELP USA and the former
Deputy Commissioner for Adult Services for the New York City Department of
Homeless Services (DHS).
Executive Vice President of HELP USA, Nashak oversees the operations of the
organization’s $100 million portfolio of housing and supportive services for
homeless people. Before joining HELP in 2012, he spent eight years at DHS,
first as Assistant Commissioner for Housing and Program Planning, working on
the New York/New York III Agreement and other permanent housing initiatives for
homeless clients. Then, as Deputy Commissioner for Adult Services, he was
responsible for the single adult shelter system, street homelessness services,
and the re-housing of homeless adults. Prior
to his stint at DHS, Nashak served as Vice President of the Postgraduate Center
for Mental Health and directed the Str…