North Brooklyn Angels Lift Families Up

North Brooklyn Angels brought smiles and family necessities to 500 neighbors on February 17 at Most Holy Trinity Church’s gym Photo credit: Phil Mauro

3000 diapers a year per baby is the annual average in the United State, which makes the average monthly cost per baby $70–$80.  In March 2021 inflation hit diaper prices hard with a 12% increase and more price hikes followed.  The North Brooklyn Angels held their first giveaway for family items in October.  As the need for diapers and other family necessities won’t diminish, the Angels held the Angel Babies Big Giveaway on February 17 in the gym at Most Holy Trinity Church.

An estimated 15K diapers were given away. Photo credit: Phil Mauro

“We collected truckloads of high-quality clothing, baby gear, diapers, maternity items, toys, and books as well as busloads of adult necessities brought in by House of Good Deeds. We collected from all over Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick. [This giveaway] shared love with over 500 neighbors who needed the support and the 15,000 diapers distributed. The line stretched one and a half blocks for two hours,” said Felice Kirby, executive director of the North Brooklyn Angels.

Among the 32 collection sites and hosts were: Pencil Factory, Duck Duck, the YMCA, tenant leaders of nearby NYCHA housing, One & Two Blue Slip, The Edge, Parachute, Assembly Member Emily Gallagher’s office, and Roebling Liquors.

Anyone who wants to get more involved in the future, please email: northbrooklyonangels@gmail.com

Author: The Greenline

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