Beyond Brooklyn has a message for New York City's homeless:
“Someone in New York City notices you, cares about you, loves you, and is doing what they can to help you.”
Tonight, 61,931 people will sleep in NYC shelters. This doesn't include the thousands of unsheltered homeless people who sleep on the streets, subway systems, or other public places. Families with children comprise 75% of shelter guests. Families with children. These numbers are ugly.
We know New Yorkers can walk fast and talk fast and ignore a lot of things, but we believe that we still have the collective capacity to love (and notice, and help) our neighbors.
So Beyond Brooklyn is doing something about it. It's super simple: One for One.
With every purchase of $10 or more from our online shop, we donate a Lace & Scone branded clutch (see below for what we put in it), which is really just a pretty way to deliver essential care items to homeless people in NYC. We distribute our kits through local shelters and directly to people living on the streets.
Our kits include:
- toothbrushes and toothpaste
- wet wipes and hand sanitizer
- shampoo and body wash or soap
- feminine hygiene products (female kits)
For 2017, our goal is to donate 5,000 kits.
We can't do this alone, we need your support. Please have a look around our online shop and remember that we will give away a kit for every purchase of $10 or more.
Want to get more involved? Drop us a note at hello at laceandscone dot com. We are always looking for partners, collaborators, good news tellers, etc.
Search hashtag #NYHeartsU or #LaceandScone on social media to learn more.