July 12, 2012
Lucy teaches English and basic computer skills to Arab-American immigrants.
How did you get connected with the BAAFC? Before I moved New York City, I’d been involved with international people for about 5 years. That’s my passion, my calling. Yet, I had a hard time finding a place in the city to volunteer with. I spoke to an HFNY staff member, and told her about my heart to help underserved internationals, and that’s how I found out about the BAAFC.
June 20, 2012
What have you enjoyed about working on these PIA projects? I think I've really enjoyed going to neighborhoods and places that I honestly would never have gone to. For Brooklyn Jubilee, we went to a health fair in Flatbush, a very historic Brooklyn neighborhood. I've lived in the city for five years and never had a reason to go there. We went for a photo shoot to get some of the Brooklyn Jubilee people in action. It was very rewarding to get a perspective on someone else's life.
June 13, 2012
Hope for New York hosted its annual Awesome Volunteer Appreciation dinner last week-- more than 200 committed volunteers, volunteer team leaders, and Hope for New York affiliate staff gathered to celebrate the work our volunteers are doing to serve the poor and marginalized across New York City.
As part of the evening, staff from Hope for New York affiliate organizations shared “one-sentence thank yous” (well, some were a little longer than a sentence!).
May 14, 2012
Hope for New York held our Sixth Annual Spring Benefit “Faces of Hope” on Thursday, May 10 at Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea. Spearheaded by HFNY’s Young Supporters Committee, the event gathered over 400 attendees and featured portraits of and stories from HFNY volunteers, supporters, and clients, as well as a message from Rev. Jeff White, Assistant Pastor of Redeemer’s Downtown congregation.
March 22, 2012
Adam Kramer, the 11-year old son of Upper West Siders Dan and Margaret Kramer and big brother to Eli and Daniel, is most likely one of Hope for New York’s youngest donors.
Earlier this year, after hearing a Hope for New York testimony during a Redeemer service and watching a news story about homeless kids in Florida, Adam decided to empty his wallet and give half his money to Hope for New York and half to a Florida-based organization that serves the homeless. His younger brother, Eli, followed suit and also donated his money to Hope for New York.