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



Phone: 718-606-9712


July 1, 2018


Thanks to all who attended Alice’s Avon Party, she was one of the top sellers. 


The Fundraiser Dinner at Buckley’s was not good because we had a very low attendance. 


On July 12, 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.


On July 14, 2018, Saturday, we will be going to St. Agnes Library, located at 444 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan.  The cross streets are 81st Street and Amsterdam Avenue.  We will be seeing a movie A Raisin in the Sun, at 1pm and it will be over by 3:15pm and we suggest you make your Access A Ride for 3:30pm.  If you want to join us we will be going to Red Lobster located at 5 Times Square, the cross streets are W. 41st Street and W. 42nd Street, in Manhattan, dinner is at your own expense.  $5 will be collected for the volunteers. Please let me know if you are planning to attend one event or both as I need to have enough volunteers for everyone. 


On July 21, 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.  Those of you who receive food delivery we do not have enough people to deliver so our schedule may be a little difficult.  If you live on W. 23rd Street I will be bringing your food Friday, July 21, around 7pm.  Please meet me downstairs in the lobby as I cannot go running around the building to find everyone.  Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.  Those of you living in Queens will probably receive your food on Monday, on July 23 the volunteer will call you before she comes.  Those of you living in Brooklyn, will receive your food one day that week I will call you to let you know when.  If you live in the Bronx, you will receive your food the 3rd Friday of the month. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.  



July 22, Sunday, we are going to see a free stand-up comedy show at Misfit Hive located at 38-02 61st Street in Woodside.  The cross streets are 38th Avenue and 39th Avenue.  The time is 4pm to 5:30pm.  I suggest you make your Access A Ride for 5:45pm.  Afterwards, we will go to Gaudio’s located at 40-13 30th Avenue in Astoria.  The cross streets are Newtown Road and 40th Street.  You are responsible for the cost of your meal and $5 for the volunteer. You should make your Access A Ride going home for 8pm.



On July 27, 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.



Events in the Future Save The Date


On August 4, 2018, we are going to Coney Island.  We will meet in front of Nathan’s Famous at 1pm and we will be there until 5pm it is located at 1310 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224.  The cross streets are Stillwell Avenue and Schweikerts Walk.  This Nathan’s is not on the Boardwalk.  Lunch is at your own expense and please give $5 for the volunteers.


On August 11, 2018, Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC is having a BBQ at Alice’s house.  The cost is $15 dollars.  The time is 2pm to 5pm.  Regular BBQ food will be served, plus dessert and coffee.  The address is 30-94 Crescent Street, Apt. 3A, Astoria, NY 11102.  Please call when you arrive as we will be in the courtyard on the 2nd floor, 917-696-8115.


On September 8, 2018 will be our Auction, details to follow.  Please let us know if you have items to contribute. 


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Have a happy Summer hope to hear from many of you!!



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