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​​​​Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC

PO Box 9174

Astoria, NY 11103

Alice Crespo, Founder & Director

Lucia Marett, Vice President

Paula Wolff, Secretary

Emily Vertosick, Treasurer



Phone: 718-606-9712



December 1, 2018


Dear Friends,


Let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.  It is hard to believe that the year is coming to a close, but as they say time goes fast when you are having fun.


On November 30, 2018, is our Helping Hands meeting on the phone, the time is 8pm and the phone number is 1-857-216-6700 and the code is 797305. Long distance charges may apply.

December 1, Saturday, we will be having our Holiday Party, the cost will be $10 if you pay in advance, and $15 at the door, you can send a check, money order or PayPal to We will be serving baked ziti, salad, soda, dessert and coffee.  We will be serving ice cream cake for dessert.  Linda Spellman will also be entertaining.  This will be at 135 W. 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue in the auditorium in Manhattan.  The time is 2pm to 5pm.  Volunteers show up at 1pm. 

On December 13th 2018, Thursday, we will have a Board meeting, ALL BOARD MEMBERS MUST ATTEND, at 6pm at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue.

We are looking for more Board members, if you would like to join our Board please give me a call at 917-696-8115.  Please note that this will require extra work on your part. 

On December 15, 2018 is our Be a Friend Day.  The time is 1pm to 5pm.  This is at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.  Food delivery will go on as usual.

On December 28, 2018, is our Helping Hands meeting on the phone, the time is 8pm and the phone number is 1-857-216-6700 and the code is 797305. Long distance charges may apply. 

January 5, 2019, the Restaurant Club will be going to Junior’s, 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Brooklyn, NY.  It is on the corner of DeKalb Avenue.  Time 2pm to 5pm and you will pay for whatever you order plus $5 for the volunteers.  We will have a volunteer write down exactly what you ordered so that we can keep track and we can tell you exactly what you owe.  To make life simple I will pay for the tip, this will be my personal gift to everyone. 

On February 2, 2019 the Restaurant Club will be going to Buckley’s Restaurant and we will follow the same procedure.

Friends, I need your help desperately, our treasury is very low and I am working with private schools to see if they will do a Fundraiser for us, however it takes time to call all these schools and send out information.  Therefore, I need people who can work from the comfort of your own home making phone calls, etc.  Please put away all your excuses and help us help you.  I am also working hard trying to get more volunteers.  So, if everyone would pitch in and give a helping hand, things would go much better.  Please do not ignore this email, do something about it, make it your New Year’s Resolution.

Last month we asked all of you to please send us your email as due to a computer glitch we lost all of our emails. Most of you did not answer so please take the time and send us your email. Please read my Info Line carefully and make sure you follow our directions. 

I want to wish everyone a great Holiday Season, please 026++try to be more involved with our organization in the new year.  Looking forward to seeing most of you at our party, if you have any questions please feel free to call 718-606-9712.

PS Dues are due for 2019, please send your check, money order to Helping Hands for the Disabled, PO Box 9174, Astoria, NY 11103. If you have PayPal you can PayPal your dues to  Dues are $20 for the year.  If you are no longer interested in our program please let me know and I will remove your name from our list.  




Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC