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Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC





 

​​​​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

Website: http://www.hhdnyc.org

Email: hhdfornyc@aol.com

Phone: 718-606-9712


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

Website: http://www.hhdnyc.org

Email: hhdfornyc@aol.com

Phone: 718-606-9712

 

January 1, 2019          

 

Dear Friends,

 

We have had a great year and have been able to help many people with doctor’s appointments, shopping, etc.  We have also continued with our regular activities and have had volunteers assist us with clerical tasks.  We have been able to send some home cooked meals to our pantry recipients.  Special thanks to the following volunteers:  Yvonne and Simone Thomas, for their help in escorting people to doctor’s appointments.  Special thanks to Michelle Markman for her help with the Action Line on the phone.  Special thanks to Susan Ng, for her help with clerical work and to Nilda Segarra for her help as well.  Special thanks to Lucia Marett for helping us obtain some home cooked meals.  Special thanks to Laurie Dank for helping us get some donated food for our Christmas Party.

 

This year we hope to work on getting some grants which would provide us with some much-needed funds for our organization.  If you know of anyone who can help, please let us know.

 

January 5, 2019 will be our first trip to Juniors Restaurant located at 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension, corner of Dekalb Avenue, in Brooklyn. The time is 2pm to 5pm.  Dinner is at your own expense and you must pay $5 to cover the volunteers.  Please call if you are attending. 

 

On, Thursday, January 10, 2019, 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 will no longer have conference calls, instead on the 2nd Saturday of each month, January 12, we will have a meeting and then show a movie, light refreshments will be served.  Those who wish can join us for dinner afterwards at your own expense.  The meeting will be from 1pm to 4pm at Upper East Side Nursing Home, 211 E. 79th Street, New York, NY 10075. This is between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.  The movie we will be watching is Pick of the Litter about guide dogs.  Afterward we will go to Quality Eats, located at 1496 2nd Ave at 78th Street.  Please notify us if you are planning to attend, I really want to encourage you to attend our meetings so we can get more people involved in our activities.  Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

 

Dues are due!! This is $20 for the year.  Please send your check or money order to Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC, PO Box 9174, Astoria, NY 11103.  You can also PayPal your membership to hhdfornyc@aol.com Please select paying to family and friends so there is no fee.  Please put your name in the box and specify for membership.

 

January 19, 2019 is 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.  Those of you who receive food delivery if you are in Manhattan on 23rd Street you will receive your food Friday morning January 18.  If you live in any other part of Manhattan you will receive your food on Saturday, January 19.  If you live in Queens you will receive your food the morning of January 19.  If you live in Brooklyn, you will receive your food on January 21st.

 

On February 2nd the Restaurant Club will be going to Buckley’s Restaurant located at 2926 Avenue S in Brooklyn, the cross streets are E. 29th Street and Nostrand Avenue.  Dinner is at your own expense and we will collect $5 to cover the volunteers. 

 

On February 14 is our Board Meeting, ALL BOARD MEMBERS MUST ATTEND, at 6pm at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue.

 

On February 9th we will have our regular meeting, Place to be determined. 

 

I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.  Please feel free to call me with your questions or concerns.

 

From Alice Crespo & The Board of Directors