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

Paula Wolff, Secretary

Emily Vertosick, Treasurer



Phone: 718-606-9712

October 1, 2018


Dear Friends,


Please read this memo carefully, I need your help.  We have started our fundraiser with Avon, and I have sent you all the required flyers.  Please, take a moment and purchase something for our Avon Fundraiser.  If you do not want to purchase anything, please donate for our organization, it would be greatly appreciated.  You can mail all checks to the PO Box.  Thanks for your cooperation in this matter, please do not ignore this memo as it is important.


Good News!! We will now have our organization listed in the White and Yellow pages and also online.  So, let your friends and relatives know if they wish to help or you know of anyone who is disabled. 



On October 11, 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 October 13, The Restaurant Club will be going to Outback Steakhouse located at 60 W.  23rd Street, (between 5th and 6th Avenue) in Manhattan.  The time is 2pm to 5pm.  You will pay for your own dinner and contribute $5 for the volunteers.  Please let me know if you plan to attend, by Monday, October 8, so I will have enough volunteers. 


On October 20, 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.  Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.  All others you will be called when we can deliver.  Those living in Manhattan will receive your food on the Be A Friend Day. Those living on 23rd Street will receive your food on October 19, 2018, I am not sure what time you will get the delivery I will call you.

On October 26, 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. 

Our Thanksgiving Dinner has been changed because ACB is having their luncheon on November 10 and we do not want to be in conflict with that.  On November 3, we will have our Thanksgiving Dinner at The Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue from 2pm to 5pm.  The dinner is free for all members and is $20 for guests, we are suggesting that you give us a $5 donation for the food pantry.  Please let me know by October 29.  If you have any questions feel free to call me at 718-606-9712. 


Thank you.  Sincerely,


Alice & The Board of Directors