Midnight Run is almost here!
Now through November 2: Donate your unwanted winter coats and other warm clothing! Travel and sample sized toiletries are needed as well!
Teens from JCP, together with Park Avenue Synagogue, will be building community with homeless folks in Manhattan by donating clothes, shoes and food on Saturday November 3rd. More information about how to participate can be found here.
Please donate LARGE (mostly mens) winter clothes. Midnight Run sees far more men than women, and thankfully we rarely see children. We need ten items for men for every one for women. The most critical items are coats and pants, and larger sizes are particularly sought after, but we welcome all contributions.
Please bring your items to JCP (146 Duane Street) now through December 1 during normal business hours. If you have any questions, please email Erin Beser.
MANY THANKS for your generosity!
JCP is an enthusiastic supporter of the Midnight Run, an outreach to the homeless living on the streets of Manhattan.
Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.
Midnight Run is not a solution to homelessness. Their goal is to forge a bond between housed and homeless people by establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions may evolve. Through Midnight Run, volunteers come to see the homeless as real people, not a commodity. And homeless men and women learn that many mainstream adults and teenagers have commitments and concerns that go beyond their own lives and families.