New York is a beautiful city, but we do see many unprivileged people that need our help. We are strong supporters of social works, like they feeding program by Friends in Need USA. Our founder herself coordinates the NYC group. Together we grow!
As many of you know, I participate in a few Charity & Social groups in New York City.
I’m a strong believer, as many of you probably are too, that we have so much time for ourselves, so why not donate a bit of it for those that really need us, right?
Every Saturday morning, I coordinate with a group of friends a Feeding Program, at Tompkins Square Park, called Friends in Need. We feed around 200 homeless people every weekend, rain, snow or shine!
More specifically, it’s on 7th Street between Avenues A and B, in the East Village.
It’s a group created by Friends in Need in collaboration with a beautiful group of volunteers, like the folks from Latinos NYC.
We always need help and everyone is welcome!
So, if you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact us!
Date: Every Saturday, rain, snow or shine!
Time: Distribution starts 11:30am sharp
Location: Tompkins Square Park – East 7th Street, between Avenue A and B. We meet at the middle of the block!
About Friends in Need NYC:
“Friends in Need Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization with a purpose of helping the less fortunate by providing food, clothing, and living necessities, as well as working with other organizations dedicated to ending or minimizing hunger and hardship.
In addition, we donate food and volunteer time to shelters and soup kitchens in need of financial and human resources. We also distribute warm clothing and accessories during the cold winter months and offer assistance to families through our Family Support Program.
Our feeding programs were initiated in New York City in 2002. Since then, we established and maintain regular programs in 4 metropolitan areas including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Pensacola, Florida.
The organization, run by volunteers, continues to grow with complete dedication to our mission of helping those in need.
Furthermore, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui (1952 – 2007) is the inspiration in the establishment of Friends in Need programs. He was the founder of modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. He was a successful businessman, an adept scientist, and a spiritual teacher!”
A bit about Latinos NYC:
“Latinos NYC was founded in April of 2008. Its inception was born out of the vision of the Board’s Chairman, Raul K. Rios, who recognized many of the ills of his community were either being overlooked or under recognized.
Furthermore, Rios served his country in the United States Army from 1981-86, from which he retained the duties of the oath he took and a dedication to finishing his mission.
These characteristics and more are discovered in everything Latinos NYC does.
The company’s name derives out of the mosaic that the Latino culture is within New York City.
A contrasting conglomerate of shades, dialects, customs and more that somehow share a thread of similarity that makes the diaspora so vastly unique and congruent simultaneously.
Over the last several years, Latinos NYC has proudly garnered recognition for their work . In addition, they are continuously are expanding their efforts to grow and improve upon on their success.
So, come volunteer and be part of this amazing group of people! They strongly believe in giving back and working with the local community that needs help. Do you!?
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*Last Update on March/2020.*
Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!