Monday, November 5, 2012

ATTENTION: Updated Volunteer and Donation Information

The Office of Council Member Letitia James would like the share the following updated information concerning volunteering and donation services:

The NYPD is accepting donations at the following location:
Resort World Casino (Former Aqueduct Racetrack)
110-00 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11420
{Next to JFK airport)

Those delivering items should enter from 109th Street and Rockaway Blvd. The following items are being accepted:
Food - Canned goods; Non-perishable food items; Individual snacks (chips, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars, pudding); Canned Milk; Bottled Water
Items - Paper products (facial tissue, toilet paper, paper towels); Baby care products (diapers, formula, wipes) Trash bags; Aluminum foil, plastic wrap and sandwich bags; Cleaning products (bleach, sponges, dishwashing liquid); Bath and bedroom items (towels, sheets and pillow cases); Personal care products (deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner; feminine hygiene products)
Clothing - All types of clothing for all ages and genders, particularly clothing for the approaching colder weather.

We understand that many residents cannot travel to this location and would prefer to donate to a more local location:

Queen of All Saints at 300 Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn is collecting non-perishable food for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort. More information on collection times is available here:
The church can be contacted at (718) 638-7625.

Brooklyn Masonic Temple at 317 Clermont Avenue is collecting personal items, non-perishables, paper products, diapers, cleaning supplies, clothing, batteries, flashlights, and blankets. Items will be collected throughout November each Saturday at 12noon. The temple may be reached at 718-638-1256 from Monday through Friday (11AM -8PM). Volunteers are encourages to join in distributing donations to the Red Hook Initiative.

Red Hook Initiative at 767 Hicks Street in the Carroll Gardens/ Red Hook area of Brooklyn is one of the hurricane relief headquarters.
Those Looking To Volunteer-- Please report to 402 Van Brunt Street (10am - 5pm)
Those Looking To Deliver Hot Meals-- Hot meals should be delivered to the Red Hook Initiative headquarters at 767 Hicks Street (11am - 5pm ). Please call (718) 858-6782  if you plan to deliver hot food and at what time.  If you plan to bring a meal, send an email to
Please Deliver Cleaning Supplies / Water Pumps/Generators / Dehumidifiers-- to 402 Van Brunt Street (10am - 5pm)
Please Deliver Canned Food/ Non-perishables / Flashlights/ Candles/ Blankets-- to Good Shepherd Services, 173 Conover Street. Good Shepard Services can be reached at (212) 243-7070.

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