Midnight Run.org: Helping the Homeless in New York City

Midnight Run.org

97 Main Street

Dobbs Ferry, NY  10522

(914) 693-7817

(914) 693-9447 (fax)

 

Midnight Run is a volunteer service that provides assistance to distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless in New York City. The late night efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, affection and understanding. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission.

Through Midnight Run, volunteers will see the homeless as people not a commodity and share in their concerns.

How to Contribute:

If you’d like to make a monetary contribution to Midnight Run, please go to Network for Good (https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=133576702&virStratCode=WkqFak5D%2bZEWBGjlB2zQP5%2fXW3wgJWYoGmK9Ufuyfq2TNg3jDR9reDrlFnlKf%2bEp)

The Midnight Run office in Dobbs Ferry is the primary locus for in kind donations.

Here’s what you need to know:

*Contact Dale Williams(mailto: date@midnightrun.org?subject=Donations) vis email or phone (914) 693-7817 to arrange a drop-off or come by the Midnight Run office at 97 Main Street in Dobbs Ferry.

*Office Hours are 8:30am through 4:30pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturday. Email (mailto: dale@midnightrun.org?subject=Donations) or call if you have questions.

*Tax Deductible. If you’re an individual or corporation contributing goods to Midnight Run, you can fill out this form and bring it into the office to be signed.

*Clothing Drives. If you’d like to organize a clothing drive, we’d like to help.

Most of the goods distributed by Midnight Run are contributed by friends and member groups. Here is a list of the items we need:

*Clothing. Midnight Run see far more men than women and thankfully we rarely see children. We need ten items for men for every one for women. So our emphasis in contributions is on casual men’s clothing. The most critical items are coats and pants and larger sizes are particularly sought after but we welcome all contributions.

*Food. We need durable items that are easy to store and are used on most Midnight Runs including soup mix (big canisters), cocoa mix, coffee, bottled water, juice boxes, individual fruit cups and individually packaged snack foods.

*Toiletries. We need sample or travel sizes of all basic personal care items.

*Blankets. Midnight Run receives some bulk shipments of industrial strength blankets each year but softer cotton (in summer) or wool blankets or quilts are very much appreciated. We can use towels and washcloths as well.

A form for claiming contributions on your tax returns can be found on the website.

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Midnight Run website and from a their pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them for more information.

About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
This entry was posted in Alliance for Positive Change Programming, Federal Caregiver programs, New York City Caregiver Programming, New York City Senior Programming, Senior Services, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Midnight Run.org: Helping the Homeless in New York City

  1. jwatrel says:

    Your donations to Midnight Run assist the homeless in New York City.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s