Deb Gordon’s guest was Rachel Weinstein, VP/Chief Development & Communications Officer at Volunteers of America Greater New York, which is the largest affiliate of one of the oldest organizations dedicated to helping under-served men, women and children in our communities.
Volunteers of America is the largest private provider of services to the homeless. Ms. Weinstein provided data about the homeless in our community and detailed the resources that the organization provides for them. Also discussed were some of the other services that the organization provides including those for the developmentally disabled, for seniors and for at risk youth.
Spotlighted Volunteers of America’s many holiday programs including the Sidewalk Santas, which was initiated over 100 years ago and raises money for food vouchers which are given to New Yorkers who are food insecure. Also spotlighted their holiday toy drive and Secret Santa program, which will allow kids in shelters to receive toys this holiday season.
For more information and to donate or volunteer, visit www.sidewalksantasnyc.org.