Some last minute volunteer opportunities for those who remain in town for the Thanksgiving holiday. You’re already making mashed potatoes and fruit salad for your family. Why not make a little extra and help those in need?
THE MEAL: Thursday Staten Island Thanksgiving Dinner serving 400 people.
THE NEED: 20 people to bring fresh fruit salad for about 20 people, 20 people to bring mashed potatoes for 20 people, and a driver to pick up goods by 9:30am and drive them to Staten Island.
THE DROP-OFF: Bring deliveries to the doorman at 438 12th Street by 9am Thursday. Note: use a tray or plastic bowl you don’t mind donating.
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Other nearby volunteer opportunities that have come up:
THE MEAL: Supplies and food delivered to hard-hit areas including the Rockaways, Garrison Beach and Staten Island.
THE NEED: Desserts. Any treats, baked goods, cookies, etc.
THE DROP OFF: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll Street on Wednesday until 7pm and Thursday before 10am.
THE MEAL: Fort Greene pre-Thanksgiving meal for folks displaced by Hurricane Sandy, volunteer workers, cleanup crews, and people in need.
THE NEED: Volunteers on Wednesday until 7pm, cooks willing to take on menu items, people willing to donate money.
THE DROP-OFF: Contact Evan Bjornen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-576-8996. Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St between Lafayette Ave and Fulton St.
THE MEAL: Thanksgiving dinner for the elderly of Brooklyn Heights courtesy of Grace Church (Grace/Hicks Streets). 200 guests expected plus 50 meals to be delivered to homebound seniors.
THE NEED: Volunteers between 10am and 3pm. Or donate pies.
THE DROP OFF: Call 718-596-8789 to sign up and get further information.
MONETARY DONATIONS NEEDED for the purchase of a few essentials.