every person deserves a helping hand
Sidewalk Samaritan's mission in its simplest form is to directly aid and provide necessary items to the homeless of New York City, while indirectly inspiring others to look to their own communities and find ways to assist those in need. It's easy to walk down the street and ignore those in less fortunate circumstances, but everyone deserves to be seen and given the same basic human rights and civility we all expect in our own day-to-day lives. Our organization hopes to create a web of generosity that expands past the walls of your home and onto the streets that others call home.
Every small act of generosity is one step towards making New York City a place where our sidewalks are defined by kindness and where lending a helping hand is the norm and not the exception.
Aurelia Mikles and G-III Apparel Group
Donna Pedano Roberts
Fordham Law School
Local UPS drivers of South Bronx and Harlem
Support the Girls
The Undies Project Inc.
UP Church of Hebron
Walmart Community Grant
And EVERYONE donating clothes, shoes, supplies and their time and support!
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DONATING CLOTHES TO SIDEWALK SAMARITAN
Due to storage constraints, we can only collect adult, seasonal clothing as follows (Please see other sections for coats and footwear donations):
from May to September - lighter-weight clothing from September to April - heavier-weight clothing
* Please only donate clothes that are in clean & wearable condition: no major rips, stains, broken zippers or missing buttons
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Please separate clothes into male & female (if neutral - pack with male clothes) Separate tops from bottoms
Pack into heavy weight plastic bags that have been labeled: “Women’s tops”, “Men’s
Pants & Shorts”, etc.
The Sidewalk Samaritan Coat Club
Because of the great need for warm outerwear, and the cost of purchasing new coats, Sidewalk Samaritan accepts coat donations year-round. We encourage individuals and groups/clubs to join together to conduct a coat drive, especially as the cooler weather approaches and people are evaluating their older outerwear and purchasing new coats. Coats can be shipped to our larger storage facility or a drop-off can be arranged for our NYC storage area.
We gratefully accept coats for men, women & children.
* Please only donate coats that are in clean & wearable condition: no major rips, stains, broken zippers or missing buttons
* Please separate coats into male & female & child (if neutral - pack with male coats)
* Pack into heavy weight plastic bags that have been labeled: “Women’s coats”, “Men’s
The Sidewalk Samaritan Footwear Club
Comfortable, well-fitting footwear is probably the single greatest need of people who spend much or all of their time on the streets. Because of this great need for footwear, and the cost of purchasing new shoes & boots, Sidewalk Samaritan accepts shoe donations year-round. We encourage individuals and groups/clubs to join together to conduct a footwear drive and to share the time and expense of gathering, sorting & transporting footwear to Sidewalk Samaritan. Footwear can be shipped to our larger storage facility or a drop-off can be arranged for our NYC storage location.
We gratefully sneakers, shoes, and boots for men, women & children. Unfortunately, we cannot accept women’s high-heel or dress shoes.
* Please only donate shoes that are in reasonably clean & wearable condition: no major rips, holes, broken zippers or eyelets or soles which have holes or are not well-attached.
* To make our distribution of shoes more efficient and less chaotic, we request that each
pair of shoes or boots be donated as follows: rubber-banded or tied together and labeled with a piece of paper as to type and size (e.g., men’s 9 1/2, child’s 2, women’s 7 1/2). If there are many shoes, they can be placed into separate bags or boxes for men, women, and children.
PLEASE contact us if you have donations, we will arrange when/how to get them and we will have an upcoming drop off event !