Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in New York City, our frontline staff have been working tirelessly to support our families. During this difficult time, we are more grateful for the generous support of our partners, many of whom have stepped up to provide additional, targeted support to our families and staff.

From mask donations to children’s toys, our partners have been impactful in helping us to fulfill our commitment to providing safety and support to hundreds of families in New York City each year.

To donate or volunteer for HFH, please visit our Get Involved tab.

Local PPE Group Supports HFH Frontline Workers

Thanks to a longstanding partnership with the Children’s Health Project at Montefiore, HFH received a much-needed donation of masks from NYC Makes PPE, a group of local makers and healthcare professionals.

The masks will be used to support HFH frontline staff working out of our four family shelters in the Bronx and Queens.

100 Vegan Meals for Frontline Workers at HFH

Manhattan-based vegetarian restaurant Quantum Leap donated 100 vegan meals to frontline workers at Saratoga Family Residence as a part of the 1975 Meals to Heal project. The 1975 Meals to Heal Project is an initiative created by Love 2 Yêu, a nonprofit whose mission is to uplift vulnerable communities in Vietnam and the United States while honoring Vietnamese culture.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Love 2 Yêu has directed its focus to supporting frontline workers through two initiatives: Nailing It for Healthcare Workers and 1975 Meals to Heal. The latter provides meals for frontline workers across the country while the former provides protective gear and other supports for frontline healthcare workers.

Saratoga was one of 11 NYC-based shelters, hospitals, and nursing homes to receive meals through Quantum Leap’s participation in the initiative.

Rapper Ja Rule Donates 1,500 Face Masks

Rapper and Queens native JaRule donated 1,500 face masks to four family homeless shelters operated by HFH. The donations were facilitated by Knock Knock Give a Sock, a nonprofit that supports individuals and families experiencing homelessness through sock donations and community events.

The donation came at the heels of an announcement by Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring all New Yorkers to wear face coverings in spaces where social distancing is not possible. Ja Rule teamed up with David Prince of Prince Management to contribute to the donation after being approached by Knock Knock Give a Sock, which has previously partnered with HFH for a Mother’s Day event.

IKEA Teams Up With Office of the Queens Borough President

The Office of the Queens Borough President Sharon Lee teamed up with IKEA Retail U.S. as a part of their nationwide initiative to distribute $1.6 million worth of product donations to the communities most severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Saratoga Family Residence was among 15 Queens-based facilities and community organizations to receive donations of IKEA bedding, home goods, art supplies, and children’s toys. The donations will be distributed the families experiencing homelessness that Saratoga serves in Jamaica, Queens.

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