VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: TURKEYS AND MORE

turkey thanksgiving

Several readers have asked us for ideas on volunteering over the holidays and we’ve come up with a list that we’d like to expand. So read up and then let us know of other ways to help!

The West Side Campaign Against Hunger is doing its 1000-turkey challenge again this year:

“We are spearheading an effort to raise more than 1,000 turkeys and other food for low-income New Yorkers for Thanksgiving.  This is the 5th year of the Challenge, and it is a partnership that includes many religious institutions, schools and other neighborhood institutions from the Upper West Side.  Here is a link to flyer with all the details and the ways that people can help.  Of particular note, we will be collecting and distributing Turkeys next Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 8pm and Wednesday from 9am to noon.”

Goddard Riverside needs volunteers and food for its holiday dinners. More here. Become a tutor here. For more opportunities, contact Goddard Riverside. Email: Volunteers@goddard.org Phone: 212.873.4448.

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew:
1/We would LOVE support for our step repairs. http://www.stpaulandstandrew.org/steps
2/To raise money for the steps we are having another “Holiday-ish” concert with Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Loudon Wainwright III, Julie Gold and Ira Glass ( I was going to email you closer to the date about this…). December 11. Tickets here: http://rochewainwrightholiday-ishshow.brownpapertickets.com/

Jason Haber, a real estate agent for Warburg Realty, is handing out turkeys on Tuesday: “FYI, on Tuesday afternoon and evening I’ll be giving away FREE turkeys to families in need.  I’ve teamed up with the head start program at Goddard Riverside and they are sending families over here to pickup the turkeys.  Our delivery is coming around 1pm and we’ll be giving them out from 1 to 7pm.  Should be fun and a nice way to start the holiday season.”

Raising money for Grace & St. Paul’s Church:

What: Grace & St. Paul’s Holiday Social and “Doughraiser”
When: Thursday Night, December 18th; 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Cafe Uno’s 432 Columbus (81st street) New York
Why: Because we love to a Holiday Social and 20% of all orders in the restaurant, bar, and even Take-out/ to go orders, will be donated to Grace and St. Paul’s Church! Matt Thomas, 212-877-5810, tsaroftheworld@yahoo.com.

If you know of more opportunities, email us or let us know in the comments!

Photo via Liren Chen.

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    1. Caitlin Taylor says:

      The church of the apostles are on 60th and Columbus is asking for volunteers to help serve food!Believe the hours are from 12-4pm.