Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC

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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

Emily Vertosick, Treasurer




 March 1, 2020


Dear Friends,


Spring is on its way and thank God we had an easy winter.  Please look at our events and consider attending now that the weather is much nicer. 


March 7, 2020 is our trip to Junior’s Restaurant, 386 Flatbush Avenue Extension, corner of Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  You will pay for your own dinner and $5 for the volunteers.  The time is 2pm to 5pm.  Let me know if you plan to attend.


March 12, 2020 is our Board Meeting at 441 W. 26th Street at 6pm.  We could use 1 volunteer.


March 14, 2020 is our Mary Kay fundraising event at New Life Fellowship, 82-10 Queens Blvd., the cross streets are Simonson and Goldsmith Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373.  The time is 2pm to 5pm.  Pizza and salad will be served, soda and coffee.  If you cannot attend please purchase something from my website to help us out.  As you know we need funds so ask your family and friends to purchase some Mary Kay if you can put this on your Facebook page, I would appreciate it.  Invite everyone you know to come.  If you have difficulty using the website call us at 718-606-9712 and we will help you.


March 21, 2020 is Be a Friend Day at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue.  Time is 1pm to 5pm.  Volunteers please help us out call me if you plan to attend, ask your friends to help us. 


We are taking up a shoe donation, we need to collect 2500 pairs of shoes, these shoes will be donated to people in other countries who don’t have shoes and Helping Hands will receive $1,000.


Please note that our food pantry needs donations, you can donate food or a gift card to any supermarket.  A good place to get a gift card is from Dollar Tree. 

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Do you know that as of March 1, 2020 there will be no more shopping bags at grocery stores so sign up below for a free reusable bag.

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February 29, 2020 and the last Saturday of each month, New Life Fellowship, 82-10 Queens Blvd., cross streets are Simonson and Goldsmith Streets, Elmhurst, NY 11373, offers a Bible Study for the disabled from 2pm to 4:30pm.  Afterwards, those who wish can join us at the Georgia Diner which is 2 blocks away for dinner at your own expense.  Georgia Diner is located at 80-26 Queens Blvd., cross streets are 51st Avenue and Codwise Place, Elmhurst, NY 11373. 


We would like to wish everyone a Happy Spring, Easter and Passover Holiday.


Sincerely Alice Crespo & The Board of Directors










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