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Volunteer Opportunity! Citymeals on Wheels For The Elderly, Followed By Brunch

This volunteer opportunity helps a segment of the NYC population that is particularly vulnerable (our home-bound seniors) which is facing a steadily growing problem - hunger. As our city’s elderly grow older, they are more likely to have mobility limitations, while living at or below the poverty level. The elderly of East Harlem are particularly more vulnerable, residing in challenging living conditions alone, and who can no longer shop or cook for themselves.

Citymeals-on-Wheels (www.citymeals.org) raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Citymeals funds 33 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers - one of the agencies we'll be helping as volunteers.

How are we helping?

On Saturday, April 19th, we'll assist the Stanley Isaacs Senior Center Citymeals-on-Wheels program with delivery of meals to the elderly. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes as deliveries are done on foot within walking distance from the meal center.  Although the weather may not always be favorable, the meals MUST be delivered as many, if not all, of the elderly in the program RELY on the meal delivery for the day.

Our Meetup

We'll meet at the Senior Center at 9:15am on Saturday for a short training, then break into small teams of 2 or 3 to delivery the meals to the elderly.

If you RSVP, please try to be on time, or arrive no later than 9:30am, which is when we start delivery. The time commitment ends at 12pm and goes by very quickly. 

Afterwards, we'll have brunch at ABV - 1504 Lexington Avenue, on the corner of 97 Street, around 12:30pm.

If you have any questions, running late, need more information on parking and etc., feel free to call/text Daniel at 774.275.3646.

Directions to the Union Settlement Senior Center

The Stanley Isaacs Senior Center is located at 415 East 93rd Street. The closest subway is the #6 train to 96th Street & Lexington Avenue, then walking east to 93rd street & 1st Avenue. The building is offset from the street (toward the FDR Drive), enter through sliding glass doors. The M15 bus line stops nearby, along 1st Ave.

Thanks and see you there!

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  • Karen W.

    Although the day didn't go as originally planned, it blossomed into a wonderful day. An exceptional exchange of ideas and wonderful observations and information. a great group of intelligent, passionate and exciting people. I enjoyed the Meetup and look forward to meeting such a great group again. Thanks to everyone for sharing.

    May 18, 2014

  • Yvette

    I enjoyed the company we did not get to serve but we had a lovely breakfast to together and Daniel treated us which was very nice of him.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • SugarHill_Chris

    Although Meals on Wheels messed up our volunteer time, thank you, Daniel for hosting us at Fetch. We had great dialogue on the other side of the table!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • TanyaNee

    This was my first event with HarlemGo, and YES there was a snafu with us being able to participate (not Daniels' fault), but Daniel was VERY gracious by taking us all to breakfast instead! I got to meet new ppl and had a great time...I'll definitely attend more of this group's events!

    May 17, 2014

  • Amina L.

    Came to Center and they said everyone left because if an issue with being on the volunteer list and confirmation.

    May 17, 2014

  • GenevaGenDeva Miss More C.

    Cant have to take Max to the vet... Enjoy guys!

    May 16, 2014

  • Tracey D

    looking forward for tomorrow.

    May 16, 2014

  • Frances

    Hi Daniel,
    Are you going to do this again in the near future?
    I'd like to come out and volunteer with my teenager.

    May 16, 2014

    • Daniel

      Hi Frances! Yes, we'll do this again next month, but you're RSVP'd for tomorrow, so feel free to bring your teen!

      May 16, 2014

  • Angela

    Sorry to cancel this week. I have a memorial to attend Saturday morning. Will miss you all.

    May 14, 2014

  • Karen W.

    Lookimg forward to Saturday's meet up at the pantry. Its nice to do somethong for someone else.

    May 13, 2014

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