Monday, December 22, 2008

HELP THE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY DURING HOLIDAYS


If you are feeling charitable and want to help the less fortunate - the following area organizations are worthy of your support. I obtained this information from the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless website: foodclothingshelter.org.

Greenburgh town employees had a holiday party this Friday at Town Hall. The employees raised $300 for the town's nutrition program which feeds the elderly. For more information about the Greenburgh nutrition program and how you can help out - please call 693 8997.
PAUL FEINER


GREENBURGH/ ELMSFORD FOOD PANTRY

GREENBURGH / ELMSFORD CAP
32 Manhattan Avenue
White Plains, NY 10607
(Theodore D. Young Community Center)
10 A.M. – 4 P.M. Tues., Wed., Thurs.
Contact:
Amanda Kyle-Shaw (Area Director)
914-761-6605 ex. 3
Email: akyle-shaw@westcop.org
Office open 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. FAX: 997-7107

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GREENBURGH/ ELMSFORD SOUP KITCHEN

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH SOUP KITCHEN
31 Manhattan Avenue
White Plains, NY 10607
Serves at 5 P.M. on Tuesdays to people brought to church from hotels (except July / August)
Contact: Patricia Coleman 914-948-6439 Ext: 10 (church office)



White Plains

WHITE PLAINS FOOD PANTRIES

ALLEN A.M.E. CHURCH
65 Fisher Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
For emergency only
Contact: 914-761-4397 Rev. Virginia Sanders
Fax: 914- 428-4296)

ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry
3 Carhart Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
7:30am – 10:30am on Fridays
(Accepts food donations Thursdays & Fridays 7:30am – 12:00)
428-5770 (church)
Contact: Lorraine Buonocunto 428-5076 (home)
Thursdays & Fridays only
Mail to: L. Buonocunto
31 Ogden Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605

EL CENTRO HISPANO INC.
346 S. Lexington Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
Noon – 7 P.M., Mon. – Fri. In St. Bernard’s Church Basement
FAX 289-0550
Contact: 914-289-0500 - Isabel E. Villar, Director
or H. Judith Aucar, Assistant Dir.. also Claudia

FIRST SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
180 Juniper Hill Rd.
White Plains, NY 10607
2pm on 3rd Thurs. and 8:00pm on 3rd Sat. each month
Contact: 914-948-3695:
Elizabeth Pulliam (684 -9417 church)

THE SALVATION ARMY
16 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 1:00PM-3:00PM Tuesdays
Contact: 914-949-2908 - Captains Antonio
and Jennifer Rosamilia
and Claire Wares

THE COMFORT ZONE
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Quarterly food & coat drives.
(Calls of need: i.e. house burned down or new baby – their volunteers will
locate items needed)
Contact Ginger Vaccaro: 914-682-9100, Ext. 2325
FAX 682-6927

WHITE PLAINS C.A.P.
70 Ferris Ave.
White Plains, NY 10603
9 A.M. - 4 P.M. Mon. - Fri. Emergency Only,
for people referred by DSS, while they wait for food stamps.
Contact Walter Bowen/Beverly Stith: 914-428-7030

YWCA WHITE PLAINS (see also shelter below)
69 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
No fixed hours or days. Agency provides food for the 185 women who live in its 2 buildings.
Contact Lori Stanlick, Director: 914-428-1130, Ext. 301
Anne Timmons (Ext. 303);
or Juanita Dawson-Rhodes (Ext. 313) for food donations
FAX: 428-1439

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WHITE PLAINS SOUP KITCHENS

ALLEN A.M.E. CHURCH
65 Fisher Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
3 P.M. - 5 P.M. Fourth Sat. each month
Contact: 914-761-4397 - Rev. Virginia Sanders
FAX 428-4296

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
188 Orawaupum St.
White Plains, NY 10606
4 P.M. - 5 P.M. First and fifth Sat. each month (Closed July and August).
Contact: 914-948-2875 - Rev. Lester Cousin

GRACE CHURCH COMMUNITY CENTER
33 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601
Mailing address:
52 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Mon. - Fri.
Contact Magdalena and Anna Serrano (soup kitchen): 914-949-2874, ext. 24
Paul Anderson-Winchell (Exec.Dir.): 914-949-3098, Ext. 110
or Alice Conrad (Dir. Of Admin), Ext: 100
Email: aconrad@gcccares.org
or aliceconrad@msn.com

MT. HOPE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH
65 Lake St.
White Plains, NY 10604
Hours: Last Friday each month: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Contact: Bertha Session, 914-997-8421 (home)
948-6372 (church)

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
82 Prospect St.
White Plains, NY 10606
11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. on Sundays
Mail to:
226 Church St.
White Plains , NY 10603
Contact: 914-949-5577 - Art Bonagura (home, 761-4393)

THE LORD’S PANTRY INC.
177 Davis Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
Daily delivery of meals and bags of food from St. Bernard’s Church (348 So. Lexington Ave., White Plains 10605) to people who are HIV+ or have AIDS, and their caretakers and children (Friday delivery is enough for the weekend.)
Contact: 914-682-4306 - Joan McGovern or Norma Lento
Kitchen open 2-6p.m. daily

THE SALVATION ARMY (See also pantry)
16 Sterling Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
1:30P.M. every Sunday
Contact: 914-949-2908 – Captains Antonio
and Jennifer Rosamilia (Claire, Secretary)

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
130 S. Lexington Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606
4 P.M. - 5 P.M. on second Saturday each month, except June, July and August
Contact: 914-592 -6548 - Annette L. Dimmie;
(Church 914-761-3605)
(914-328-7841 - minister Nathaniel Grady's home)
Mail to:
7 Paulding St.
Apt. 1D, Elmsford, NY 10523

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WHITE PLAINS SHELTERS

COACHMAN FAMILY CENTER (Westhab)
123 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Residents are homeless families referred by DSS; maximum 100 families FAX: 946-3371 or 686-5113
Contact: 914-949-1000, Ext. 113 - Julie Chisolm, (Service Coordinator)
or Tanya Brown,(Admin Asst) Ext. 116

COMMUNITY HOUSING INNOVATIONS, Inc.
190 East Post Road
Suite 401
White Plains, N.Y.10601
Contact: 914-595-0971 - Deborah L.Perkins, LMSW. (Director, Hudson Valley Programs)
Main 914-683-1010
FAX 683-6158
Email: cchenault@communityhousing.org (Chantel Chenault)


OPEN ARMS SHELTER (run by Grace Church Community Center)
86 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
38 bed shelter for men, generally referred by DSS
Contact: 914-948-5044 - Denise Maxwell (Food Coordinator);
John Rubin (Director)
FAX 948-9059

PROJECT TRUST (run by Grace Church Community Center)
52 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Location of service: 96 E Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601
Day drop in center for homeless not in DSS Shelter system Mon-Fri 5:00am – 7:00pm
Clients referred by police department, hospital, mental health agencies and DSS, and walk-ins
Contact: 948-5044 Emilio Acosta

SAMARITAN HOUSE (Run by Grace Church Community Center)
33 Church St.
White Plains, NY 10601
Emergency domestic violence
Residential, 24 hours a day, for single women only. (Maximum 19)
Contact: 914-948-3075 Deborah Williams (Assistant Director)
914-948-9441 (shelter)
Fax: 914-922-9930
Food Donation: Jackie Jeffress

SEARCH FOR CHANGE
95 Church St.
Suite 200
White Plains, NY 10601
Transitional housing for disabled mentally ill, at sites all over Westchester county.
Contact: 914-428-5600, Ext. 228 (24 hours/7 days)
Mr. Ashley Brody, (Coordinator)
Or Sharon Amuroso, Ext. 219
FAX 428-3388

WESTHAB LONGVIEW HOUSE
13 Longview Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
Mail to:
5 Hudson St.
Yonkers, NY 10701
Men over age 18, referred by DSS or a drug treatment program (must be alcohol- and drug-free for 6 mos.).
3 permanent and 8 transitional units.
Contact: 914-965-0445 – Jessie Johnson (Director
(Shelter: 914-682-1458)

WEST HELP GREENBURGH
1 Westhelp Drive
White Plains, NY 10603
For homeless families or pregnant women. 108 families.
Contact: 914-683-2559":Pat Gray, Exec. Dir – Ext: 226
or Scott Giblin, Asst.Dir – Ext: 203
or Eulalee Kettle, Ext: 202

YWCA WHITE PLAINS (see also pantry)
69 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
The Awakening Program for ex-offenders (women only, 12 beds)
173 Permanent units of housing for women only
Contact: 914-428-1130, Ext. 301 - Lori Stanlick, (Director)
or Ann Timmons, (Asst. Director) Ext. 303
or Juanita Dawson-Rhodes, Case Manager Ext. 313 for donations
FAX: 428-1439
Email: atimmons@ywcawhiteplains.com

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'll see our local CSEA employees on line

Anonymous said...

Paul you seem to have forgotten the Catholic Churches.

They have poor people also.

PAUL FEINER said...

This list was taken off the coalition website. Please add additional names to the list if you have names, contact info. PAUL FEINER

Anonymous said...

Yes we do have many poor families in Greenburgh parishes.

Sheehan how about following through
to get our poor some goodies for
Christmas.

BLESS YOU IF THERE ARE NO MEAN SPIRITED COMMENTS said...

We invite people to look into their hearts. Don't tell others what they should do. Practice what you tell others to do.
It's easy to encourage others to do good. It's harder for all of us to set positive examples and to be role models.
Can't we have one no mean spirited, no negative comments on a blog?

Anonymous said...

Can this town have one day with no fighting? No meanness? No personality attacks?

yes virginia said...

yes - as soon as we get honest leaders instead of the prevaricating five we now have.

Anonymous said...

The town officials that we have now just turn to one side of town .
They seem to forget that there are many people throughout Greenburgh that need help.

I don't care where the listing came from you Paul should have read the list before printing it.

Everyone regardless of their religion pay taxes in this town and we all should be considered but I guess in your mind poor people only live in one area.

Christmas-Tennyson said...

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light;
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
For those that here we see no more,
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

paul feiner said...

One of our snow angels just spent the evening cleaning up the snow from a home in Edgemont. We help everyone - no matter where they live.

hal samis said...

Of course, cynical readers might think this post is just another one of Paul's topics that go nowhere, like the inauguration bus that stalled. But you would be wrong because:

Mr. Feiner really believes.
Mr. Feiner believes so much that he is going to donate a meaningful $25,000 from his campaign fund's excess (way, way over $100,000) to assist the homeless and hungry.
And it won't even be money out of his pocket but from mostly Greenburgh residents who have contributed to his various campaigns.

Now that's what I call a positive gesture.

Check back to see Mr. Feiner's confirmation of this gift. After all if those who have the money don't give, you can't expect to raise money from those who don't.

Let us know Paul, which of the many groups you have listed, are the lucky beneficiaries.

I'm not expecting you to use your personal funds although that would be helpful...just dip into your various war chests whose unused balances continue to grow and grow and grow.

Because if you can't see your way to acting on your own post, then why should anyone less fortunate than you make the effort.

$25,000, Paul. Do something that will make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Shoveling someone's driveway in Edgemont (more than five days after it snowed) does not justify the town's using town tax dollars to subsidize meals on wheels in Eastchester and Mount Pleasant. Nor does it justify the town's using town tax dollars to allow TDYCC kids whose parents can afford it to go to camp for free. Nor does it justify the town's giving away $100,000 in town revenues as a gift to the Fairview Fire District. Nor does it justify a whole host of subsidies and freebies for one part of town at the expense of another in a time of financial emergency.

hal samis said...

And lest I forget, the Feiner team probably wants to contribute $25,000 also.

Sheehan, Juettner, Brown and Morgan are delighted to donate $5000 each from their $28,300 part-time salaries (plus perks) while Town Clerk Beville ($73,600 salary plus perks) is equally delighted to donate $5000 of her $5500 stipend for supervising local elections (much less of a job since the County became custodian of the voting machines).

Friends of Feiner $25,000 plus the $25,000 from the fawns of Feiner equals $50,000. That would make a difference. How about it guys?

Too late Hal, Feiner's left town said...

Sorry Hal, looks like you're a day late and (ugh!) a dollar short. Feiner announced yesterday that he leaving today for vacation and won't be back until January 3, when no one will care. In the meantime, perhaps Sheehan, who's acting town supervisor for the rest of December will pony up his own and Feiner's big bucks and then, for the first three days in January, it will be up to Sonya Brown. But don't hold your breath for either of them Hal. They, like Feiner, are only good at giving away other people's money - not their own.

hal samis said...

Up the ante department.

An unsolicited, anonymous benefactor is making this offer:
If Feiner donates $25,000 of his excess campaign funds, this person will donate $1000 of personal funds.

The Supervisor, even when out of town, reads his blog.

And the homeless and hungry will suffer from the same problems after the holidays.

How about it, Paul?

Disgruntled Greenburgher said...

I leave it to Hal to vouch for my bona fides. I am the person who offered the $1,000 match. To be completely fair I want to make it clear that there is a condition attached to my pledge - but only one - the funds must go to an IRS-recognized charity with a 501(c)3 designation.

Anonymous said...

These comments are so dumb! Get a life, guys.

Anonymous said...

*waves to Paul @ 6:57*

hal samis said...

Or wave to Kevin

Anonymous said...

THE HOLIDAY IS OVER OR ARE YOU PAUL,STILL WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUSE.