As we approach the holiday season, and in the spirit of generosity and empathy, we have put together a list of local, regional, and national organizations to which folks in our community might want to give back.
- Lifeline Groceries/The Connected Chef
A local organization that provides nutrient-dense groceries to food-insecure families. They are seeking donations and drivers (in the link).
- Astoria Food Pantry
The Astoria Food Pantry is a mutual aid project that provides high-quality fresh food to 200+ people per week.
- Toys for Tots
General toy drive for children. Site locator in the hyperlink, including one two blocks away from the Lower Division at Alama Bank.
- Child’s Play Charity
Items for children at Jamaica Hospital through this wishlist (https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3DDG6H9XAXPG9).
- Harlem Children’s Zone
Donations for food-insecure families.
- Covenant House
Items for unhoused children.
- One Simple Wish
Items for children in the foster system.
- Angel Tree
Items for children with incarcerated family members.
- Ronald McDonald House
Wishlist items, sports tickets, and more for children across New York Hospitals at this link (https://www.rmh-newyork.org/pages/give).