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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



Phone: 718-606-9712


February 1, 2019


The Restaurant Club will be going to Buckley’s Restaurant on February 2, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm, located at 2926 Avenue S, Brooklyn, NY between East 29th and Nostrand Avenue.


On February 9, 2019 we will be having our general membership meeting and we will have a speaker that will show us some word games that we can do.  There will be no writing involved it is perfect for those of us that are blind.  The meeting is at 1pm to 4pm, at The Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.  Afterwards, we will go to eat at Rail Line Diner located at 400 W. 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenue.  If anyone needs help, help will be available.  Dinner is at your own expense, we will collect $5 for the volunteers and we will serve snacks at the meeting. 


On, Thursday, February 14, 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.


On Saturday, February 16, 2019 is Be a Friend Day at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue from 1pm to 5pm.  Those of you receiving food pantry we will be in touch with you about when you will receive your food as I must work with the volunteers to get the deliveries done.  Thanks for your patience in this matter.


Save The Date


On June 1, Helping Hands will have a fundraising luncheon at Outback Steakhouse, 60 W.23rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue from 2pm to 5pm.  The cost will only be $50. You will have a choice of a small steak, grilled chicken or fish.  You have a choice of mixed vegetables or garlic mashed potatoes.  You will also get soda and a slice of cheesecake.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call us at 718-606-9712.  Remember, we are still doing the fundraiser and we still need volunteers so please sign up.  Even if you are disabled, we can use your help. 


Sincerely, Alice and the Board of Directors