If you are still in the spirit of giving there are more opportunities to make the holidays special for others in our community.
St. Nicks Alliance Holiday Drive: Thru December 18
Collects canned food at two sites, and gently-used children’s clothing at one.
2 Kingsland Avenue collects canned and packaged food from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations go to Most Holy Trinity Church.
211 Ainslie Street collects canned and packaged food and gently used children’s clothing (up to 7-years old) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations go to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Grand Street BID 3rd annual Holiday Food Drive: December 1–19
13 Grand Street businesses will host collection boxes for non-perishable food items to be donated to families in the St. John the Evangelist (195 Maujer Street) food pantry program. The food is used to help the 150-200 weekly recipients of the parish’s hot meal program as well as their food pantry which serves 20-30 families, all of whom live here in the Grand Street neighborhood.
Collection Locations: Burnside (506 Grand Street), Carneval (507 Grand Street), The Laundry Taxi (578 Grand Street), Empire Lock (648 Grand Street), Eleva Coffee (649 Grand Street), The Sandwich Shop (658 Grand Street), Brooklyn Dental Professionals (700 Grand Street), Los Primos Restaurant (704 Grand Street), Forum (717 Grand Street), Absolute Power Fitness (750 Grand Street), Bravo Supermarket (785 Grand Street), Z2A Repair (793 Grand Street), Groomers & Pomade (796 Grand Street)
For more information go to: https://www.grandstreetbk.org/blog/grand-street-gives-back-with-holiday-food-drive
Teacher Toy Drive 2019: December 6 from 4 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Starting at 4 p.m. on Friday December 6 you can bring your unwrapped toy donations to Carnival Restaurant Lounge (507 Grand Street, near Union). Toys collected will be distributed throughout the Community at the Annual Christmas in Williamsburg event.
Volunteer at North Brooklyn Angels: Anytime
North Brooklyn Angels is 95% volunteer-powered! Everything from driving the truck to cooking the meals is done by amazing volunteers. They rely on people every day to help them cook & clean in the kitchen and to serve meals from the Angelmobile. In addition, we need help with admin tasks, fundraising, and outreach for volunteers and to promote the meals. Shift times can vary, and they ask that volunteers commit to at least 2 hours.
Meals are served daily, Monday – Friday, from approximately 12:30-1:30pm. Angelmobile shifts in general run from Noon to 2 p.m. on site. Volunteers may meet the truck on location at 12 p.m. OR at the kitchen at 11 a.m. For more info: www.northbrooklynangels.org/volunteer