Monday, January 15, 2024

MLK Day of Service 2024 was a huge success! šŸ™Œ Volunteers of all ages and walks of life came out to give back to the community and together we were able to achieve incredible impact.

Volunteers were able to assemble:
– 800 PPE Kits
– 500 Filled Pencil Cases
– 400 Care Packages
– 300 Baked Goods
– 200 Containers of Soup
– 100 cleaned and dried Coats

We were able to distribute items to local shelters, senior centers, to migrant students and their families from local schools and even soldiers in Israel.

A heartfelt thank you all the volunteers, our partner and sponsor @ujafedny. A special shout out to the jazz band that livened our lobby, to the talented steel pan group, Genesis Pan Groove at P.S. 233 who helped close out our day and to our outstanding staff for leading and facilitating the day.

Thursday, September 7

Attorney General Letitia James along with Met Council Executive Director David Greenfield, Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse (46th district), and Councilwoman Farah Louis (45th district) joined us for our annual Rosh Hashanah Holiday food distribution from our pantry. We had a great turnout and we can’t thank our partners and community leaders enough for sharing this wonderful experience with us.

Tuesday, July 18

The H.E.S. marched alongside family, friends and community members at the 718 Walk for Life, in honor of Nico, a young artist who was killed by gun violence in 2020.

Wednesday, July 19

@shootforthestarsfdn held their annual Pop Smoke Basketball Clinic at the H.E.S during Pop Smoke Week. Bashar (Pop Smoke) Jackson was a member of the Canarsie community and the Shoot for the Stars Foundation was created, in his memory, to support and empower young people to give life their best shot and shoot for the stars!

We want to thank everyone who came out to support and participate.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

After a 4 year hiatus, the H.E.S. STREET FAIR made a come back on Sunday, June 11th. Carnival games, a bouncey house, soccer, karate demos, BBQ, live DJ, face painting, a man on stilts. What more can you ask for! So much fun!

Sunday, June 4, 2023

H.E.S. represented, celebrated and supported Israel’s 75th birthday at NYC’s Israel Day Parade! Great time was had by all.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers that joined us for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Together, we packed 200 containers of soup that were donated to senior homes and 200 care packages that were donated to two shelters. Along with the care packages, 128 clean coats were donated to those shelters, as well. Our Food Pantry packaged 55 boxes for pick up orders. Children created an “I Have a Dream” cloud in the Arts and Craft Center. We also had the opportunity to provide our community with free mammogram screenings in partnership with American Italian Cancer Center.

As a community we came together, served many people in our community and made an impact. We had a wonderful MLK Day.

If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities with the H.E.S., we have a robust Volunteer Program. Volunteer opportunities are open in the following departments- Food Pantry, Sports, Disability Services, After School, Early Childhood and Administrative. You can inquire about volunteer opportunities by sending an email to [email protected]. Please join us for future community events!