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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

March , 2019

The Restaurant Club will be going to Longhorn Steakhouse on March 2, 2019 from 2pm to 5pm, located at 92-30 59th Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373.  The cross streets are 92nd Street and 94th Street

On March 9, 2019 we will be having our general membership meeting, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, (between 9th and 10th Avenue in Manhattan) 718-606-9712. At this meeting there will be a presentation of Mary Kay Cosmetics, you may buy some if you wish, but this is not a fundraiser.

After the meeting we will be going to Rail Line Diner located at 400 W. 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.  If anyone needs help, help will be available .  Please let me know if you will be joining us. 

On, Thursday, March 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, March 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.

Support Helping Hands for the Disabled the only organization that provides escorts for medical appointments, by purchasing quality products from a well-known company called Avon. There is something for everyone. If you have any questions speak to Michelle Markman at 718-897-6249. If you wish to speak to the Avon representative call Alice Crespo at 917-696-8115. The link to our online fundraiser is


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








Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC