Monday 5 November: I will be spending the morning collecting items that are desperately needed and the afternoon sorting them and then helping to bring them.
Hello fellow Park Slopers.
If you want to donate, I will come to your house in my station wagon, get items from your front door, and take them to those in need myself.
NOTE: If you have “like, only one blanket”, THIS IS FINE AND HELPFUL. That one blanket or one flashlight will help someone.
Here is the list of what is needed from my friends in the Rockaways:
diapers and wipes
feminine hygiene items
UPDATE: Body lotion
From Congregation Beth Elohim – I can get these from you or you can bring them yourself (8th and Garfield.)
Ready-to-eat foods like meal bars, liquid nutrition drinks, granola bars
D batteries specifically
candles and lighters
clean dry socks
From the Gowanus Community Center – I can get these from you or you can bring them yourself (420 Hoyt Street)
– Heavy blankets/comforters, etc.
– Heavy Socks
– Disposable hand warmers
– Thermal underwear (long johns – all sizes, must be new)
From the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC group (drop off centers at Clinton Hill: 520 Clinton Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic) and Sunset Park:St. Jacobi Church, 5406 4th Ave Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194)
If you live remotely, you can donate by buying a few items off of this clever “wedding” registry: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wedding/32TAA123PJR42
There is currently no more need for clothing.
If anyone has gift cards to Target, Costco or Staples that they would like to donate, I will take those, too.
I’ll be making my rounds late afternoon on Sunday. To get in touch, email me theambershow at gmail dot com or text me 424-226-2378 with your address. If you can’t be home, let me know where you are leaving your donations.