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.
The map at Care for the
Homeless is about to change.
Through a partnership with The
Brooklyn Hospital Center, Care for the Homeless is giving new life to a Mobile
Health Clinic, set to launch later this summer. This program addresses two distinct and
time-sensitive problems in NYC: meeting the health needs of homeless people and
the need for greater disaster preparedness.
Thanks to a generous award from Direct Relief, the required
renovations on the Care for the Homeless Mobile Health Clinic were completed
ahead of schedule.
The Mobile Health Clinic is a
cost-effective approach to disaster preparedness—it’s not waiting in storage
when catastrophe strikes. And, according
to Executive Director Bobby Watts: “Who better to assist in a disaster than
Care for the Homeless? Our everyday work, in many ways, resembles disaster
treatment. We frequently serve patients who arrive in personal crisis, without identification
or medical records. We’re grateful to Direct Relief for funding this pr…