Kids Need More makes the season brighter for over 400 local children coping with serious illness and trauma on Long Island. All parents feel the pressure to make the season magical for their children, but when families are stressed with medical visits, painful treatments and financial burdens, taking part in holiday festivities can be overwhelming,.
Believe it or not, there are families in our community that need winter
coats this season. They could also use scarves, gloves, boots, etc.
We take for granted what we have sometimes, so please, if you can, clean
out those closets and see if there's anything you have that another person
Zariah is the second eldest of nine children. She and her siblings have spent most of their lives in and out of the foster care system because of their mother's drug addiction and mental illness for most of their lives. The children's fathers, some are incarcerated, drug users, absent or unknown. When they moved back to New York, the children were placed in the care of their grandmother. Although not living with her siblings, Zariah remained in close contact with them and visited often.
Zariah is a beautiful person, inside and out, responsible and accountable. She has goals and dreams, hopes and aspirations. She is self-motivated, determined, disciplined, and accomplishes every goal that she sets out to achieve. Most importantly, Zariah is loyal, has great values, and is a phenomenal big sister, who loves her siblings dearly.
Having been accepted to several top-tier colleges, Zariah attended school locally during her first year while launching her new business. Zariah is an entrepreneur, an artist, and a hustler at heart.
In December 2020, Zariah's grandmother passed away from cancer. Zariah's family unraveled, as her grandmother was the glue that kept the children together. Zariah's mother lost custody and visitation of all the children because of her excessive drug use, neglect, and harm that she exposed the children to daily. The children were in jeopardy of being separated and returning to the foster care system. They lost their grandmother, mother, and were fearful of losing each other again.
Zariah courageously filed for custody of her seven siblings ages 18 to 4 and was recently granted custody. This is an enormous responsibility and a huge financial burden. However, I am confident she can and will handle this responsibility. While this responsibility has been a temporary setback for Zariah, I have no doubt that when she and her siblings are settled and a routine established, she will be able to achieve all her goals and aspirations.
Zariah and her seven siblings are temporarily residing in their cousin's home. They are currently homeless because they cannot return to the dangerous conditions they were subjected to.
This fundraiser was created to provide Zariah and her seven siblings with the financial means to acquire a 3-4 bedroom home in a decent neighborhood ASAP, furniture, a car to transport the children, clothes, basic essential needs, toys, and laptops for remote learning.
The money allocated to them through public assistance is an unrealistic amount for a family of eight to live and survive on.
The children have suffered much and their childhood robbed from them. Please help in giving them the stability, happiness, safety, and peace they deserve.
A single mother of two is looking for gently used clothing for a girl
size 10-12 and a boy size 7-8. She is also looking for shoes in good condition.
Both children are a size 3 shoe.
Private home in Syosset.
Hey guys, we have a neighbor that can't shovel herself out and has to go food shopping and run errands before the next storm scheduled for Sunday. My brother and I will be there at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon if anyone has time to lend a hand. It's not a huge driveway or walkway, but the snow may be wet so some extra hands would be great. Please email us using the Learn More button below or directly using firstname.lastname@example.org - we will give exact address to those that are able to help. The house is in Syosset and an adult (our mom) will be there the entire time. THANK YOU.THANK YOU!
The Harvest House in Syosset is a positive option for Independent Seniors - home for those 65+ who choose fullness of living.
The Harvest House is directed by the Sisters of St.Dominic. Sr. Mary and Sr. Jean run the Syosset location and always welcome help to keep the grounds clean and welcoming for visitors.
On Saturday, January 30th, we will be raking leaves from 12p-2p. If you have your own sturdy rake, please bring it. If not, there are rakes that are available on a first come, first serve basis. It will be cold so please dress in layers. Email us at email@example.com if you would like to sign up to help and what time frame. THANK YOU!
During the height of the pandemic the SRC Food Pantry served over 550 Families each week.
There is NO cost for the food. Those in need drive to the food pantry and wait in their car. Groceries are placed in the trunk so no-one needs to leave their car.
On Friday, February 5 at 3:30pm, we will be unloading goods from the church's weekly delivery. This will take about an hour.
On Saturday, February 6th at 8:45am, we will help with distribution by setting up the goods outside and packing them directly into the trunk of each car. Clean up will take place afterwards and the day will be about three hours. This opportunity can only take a limited amount of volunteers so there is a chance that we may not need all the volunteers that sign up. We will accept volunteers in the order they are received. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up to help for one or both days. THANK YOU!
Shelter Rock Food Pantry operates every weekend throughout
the year. The delivery truck gets unloaded every Friday at 3:30pm,
the food is organized into boxes Friday evenings and then distributed
to families Saturday mornings. The pantry operates out of The Ban Suk
Korean Church, located at 11 Powells Lane, Old Westbury, NY.
We have learned of an elderly couple that is unable to shop for themselves. They had someone running to the grocery store and/or CVS once a week, but that person just suddenly stopped coming. The 364 has been asked to step in and help them.