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  • November 11, 2017

    Thanksgiving Volunteering & Donating in Bay Ridge




    1) Bay Ridge Cares needs volunteers on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day – help in making, preparing, packaging, serving and delivering Thanksgiving Dinner. To volunteer sign up here





    2) Volunteer at Reaching Out Community Pantrysign up here


    3) Bay Ridge Center 411 Ovington Avenue – the last Wednesday of the month from 10 to 3 pm – the Center needs volunteers who can translate Cantonese  


    4) If you like cats, The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee needs people who can help clean up cages and socialize kittens during this week and weekend, sometime between 9 am and 4 pm. Call Dagny at 609 410 3405, if you can help.  


    5) Volunteer December 2nd or 3rd to help with Saint Andrew’s Craft Fair.  People are needed to work in the kitchen, to sell raffles and to work at the SVDP
    Table on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. To volunteer, please call the Parish House to leave a message for Sr. Pat  Reilly with your name, phone number and availability.    718-680-1010


    6) Saint Patrick’s Church – 4th Avenue and 95th Street – If you can spare approximately 1 hour (to help sort presents for children), following Mass at St. Pat’s  Church on Saturdays, December 2nd and/or 9th or Sundays, December 3rd and/or 10th, please contact the Rectory office


    7) Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare – 1740 84th Street  is looking for volunteers for the Chapel and Eucharistic Ministers Contact Sr. Anne, 718-885-8484 x 732 


    8) Holy Cross Church in Bay Ridge cooks meals for those who are homebound or have financial difficulties. Meals are cooked on one Saturday each month starting at 11:00 am. Volunteers are needed to shop for food, prep, cook and deliver the food. More info here


    9) Volunteer to visit senior citizens in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst who could use a visitor. Sign up here 


    10) Volunteer at the Salvation Army – sign up here 


    11) Volunteer at NYU Lutheran Hospitalsign up here   


    12) Volunteer at Saint Anselm’s Food Pantry on the first or third Wednesday of a month from 10 am – 1 pm. Call Pat 718-986-8738.


    Teens can volunteer here. Other places for adults to volunteer here


    Donate Food




    Food Pantries in Bay Ridge that need Thanksgiving canned food:


    • Foodtown  9105 – 3rd Avenue has paired with St. Patrick’s Church and the have bags of food for neighborhood family’s in need this season. The bags are right next to customer service and are about $10 each (you bring the bag to register and they ring up the items inside). After you buy the bag, they staple it shut and then it gets put in a bin to be transferred to the Bay Ridge Food Pantry so it can be distributed to families for the holidays.


    • Bay Ridge Center 411 Ovington Avenue – the last Wednesday of the month from 10 to 3 pm. Many senior citizens go here.


    • St Andrews Pantry – 6713 Ridge Boulevard. You can also drop off food at the rectory next door to the church



    • St. Patrick’s Pantry – The Annual Food Drive is going on from November 1st – 17th. Bring food to the main office of the Rectory – 4th Avenue and 96th Street

    • St. Anselm’s Pantry




    • Good Shepherd Church is holding a canned food for The Reaching Out Pantry (on New Utrecht Avenue). Drop off canned food to 7420 – 4th Avenue 


    • Saint Athanasius 2154 61st Street




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