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“Goods For Good” And Greeting Cards For The Elderly & Homebound


Catholic Charities volunteers collect and distribute much needed supplies to the communities // Caroline Hennessy 

By Jim Sliney Jr

The Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center (a vital part of Catholic Charities Community Services) is hosting two great events for the local community this Saturday. The Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York and Catholic Charities of New York are bringing you:

GOODS FOR GOOD

Bring unopened and unused non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and personal protective equipment to the Kennedy Center. These will be collected and distributed to the needy in the community parishes.

GREETING CARDS FOR THE ELDERLY & HOMEBOUND

This is a family-friendly project that can be either done at home or at socially-distanced groupings. You create positive and uplifting message to the elderly and homebound within the community parishes to help life their spirits during the pandemic.

Why the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr Center?

These programs are a perfect fit for the Kennedy Center which has a long history of organizing food pantries, and food distribution. The Kennedy Center serves the families and children in the area with a wide variety of activities like:

Hoop Haven- A basketball program for teens

Athletes to Men- A basketball program for boys and girls ages 9-12

Project: Performing Arts – Organizing activities around dance and theater

Plus, a senior center run by the Department of Aging, Catholic Charities’ eviction-prevent case management, offices of the Preserving Our Housing and Feeding Our Neighbors and much more. Programs and other activities may be impacted by coronavirus and safety policies. Please contact the Kennedy Center for all the latest information.

GOODS FOR GOOD and the GREETING CARDS FOR THE ELDERLY & HOMEBOUND are happening…

WHEN:

Saturday February 6th 2021 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

WHERE:

The Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Center in Harlem

34 West 134th Street, NY, NY 10037 (on 135th street between Lenox and 5th)

Bring your goods, your cards, and your loving hearts to the Kennedy Center between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M.

Please remember to always wear your face mask and practice social distancing to protect yourself and others around you.