2020 Ice Cream & Bookbag Giveaway
The Shorefront Coalition in collaboration with the I.S.303 Brooklyn-Kiwanis Builders Club, NYPD’s 60th and 61st Precincts, Pakistani American Youth Society, the Be Proud Foundation and their amazing volunteers will distribute over 1,000 book bags and ice cream to local students at several locations in Southern Brooklyn. We look forward to helping prepare our community’s youngsters for a successful scholastic year ahead.
“Come Break Fast With Us" Initiative
Thanks to the leadership of local community organization Pakistani American Youth Society, 1,000 meals was served daily at three locations in Brooklyn (Midwood, Brighton Beach, Bay Ridge) via multiple food carts to those breaking fast and anyone in need. A food truck also fed frontline workers at various locations in Brooklyn and Queens. Over 60,000 meals have been served! We are grateful to our coalition partners: Muslims Giving Back, NYPD Muslim Officers Society, Khyber Society of America, INNAYAH SERVICES INC and Gyro King all in collaboration with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
COVID19 Helping Those That Need It Most Initiative
For this initiative, we were able to coordinate the door to door home delivery of over 1,000 food care packages to those that needed it most in our community of Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Midwood, Mill Basin, and Gravesend.
This would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of iMishpacha (Ayzik Singh, Leonid Vayner, Dima Nadelson and Vadim Vaiman), Tet2Go and Tet a Tet (Oleg Novikov), Pakistani American Youth Society, United Neighborhood Services, NYPD 60th Precinct, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Mark Treyger, Ari Kagan, Mark Gavrilov, Alex Braylovskiy and the dozens of amazing volunteers.
All of these delivered packages and the hundreds more to be delivered in the next few weeks were made entirely possible thanks to the immense generosity NetCost Market, a great supporter of our local community.
COVID19 Feed First Responders Initiative
During this difficult time, the Shorefront Coalition wants to recognize those sacrificing themselves for all of us on the front lines. We must also do what we can to support local small businesses that are reeling and in financial distress. They are the backbone of our economy and have countless jobs at stake.
To accomplish both goals, the Shorefront Coalition, Pakistani American Youth Society and The Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are linking local restaurants that are open for business and offering delivery service to the tireless first responders working hard for us. We are organizing meals delivered to Maimonides Medical Center, Coney Island Hospital, local NYPD Precincts and other frontline heroes. We now ask our families, friends and neighbors to step up if they are in a position to do so. Support these great local restaurants and route some fresh meals to our local heroes who are working to keep us all safe. Let’s look out for those who are look out for us.
Days of Action 2020
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In honor of Dr. MLK Jr., the Coalition organized volunteers to support several worthy causes throughout NYC. Our 1st Annual “Days of Action 2020” highlighted six important causes in Brooklyn, NY:
1. Volunteers assembled small recreation packets for Coney Island Hospital pediatric patients and designed get-well soon cards for inpatients to show support and cheer them up during tough times. Special thanks to Samil Levin who organized his classmates to volunteer their time and Coney Island Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Julianne Rich for accepting the cards and kits.
2. Masbia is a nonprofit soup kitchen network and food pantry, providing hot, nutritious meals everyday for hundreds of New Yorkers in desperate need of food. Our volunteers stocked the kitchen pantry and helped prepare the dining room for dinner.
3. In the U.S. alone, 40% of food gets tossed every year equalling $162 billion in waste annually. Locally, we can make a difference and feed those in need. We supported Rescuing Leftover Cuisine where our volunteers picked up leftover food from a local restaurant and made a delivery to the residents at Mercy Home for Children.
4. There are over 25,000 kids in Foster Care in NYC. Volunteers learned about foster care and the needs of those entering the system. We supported iMishpacha, UJA-Federation of New York where volunteers decorated greeting cards, and assembled "birthday packages" aimed to help foster children celebrate their birthdays. Special thanks to Leonid Vayner for organizing such a meaningful event.
5. Many of our neighbors still suffer from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. We supported Shorefront Y where volunteers learned how to help the community prepare and respond to natural disasters, and then created Emergency Preparedness Kits for distribution to senior citizens.
6. KINGS BAY Y's “Sensory Extravaganza” offered therapeutic enjoyment, socialization and respite to families with kids with special needs. We supported volunteers who set up rooms, worked with kids at activity stations and served as community liaisons during the day.
The "Days of Action" events are a reminder for us to think of others and to give back to the community in whatever way possible. Every bit counts and there is no shortage of ways to help. Please be on the lookout for more service opportunities in the coming months.
Community Turkey Giveaway
Our Annual Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was a big success. Direct distribution was made to numerous local community organizations and families that were in need. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Netcost Market, hundreds of local residents were fed on this special holiday. These efforts were only made possible with the collaboration of the NYPD 60th Precinct, Masbia, Mario Caggiano of the IS 303 Kiwanis Builders Club, Pakistani American Youth Society, State Senator Diane Savino, and Councilman Kalman Yeger.
The Shorefront Coalition is thankful to be in a position to serve our neighbors and we look forward to doing it again next year!
The Shorefront Coalition held our Inaugural Event on Thursday, October 24th at 7pm. The founders, Steve and Lev, introduced the Coalition and discussed their plans on how it will serve the community going forward. The event featured speaker Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, numerous elected officials and the community came together for a successful and well-attended launch. We showed the power and promise that unfolds when a diverse group of people; sharing a common space, exchange a broad range of non-partisan ideas-while seamlessly exhibiting mutual respect for one another.
Opioid Abuse Education Workshops
The Coalition is collaborating with Coney Island Hospital to bring drug educational workshops into local schools, youth programs and community centers. We strongly believe that drug prevention should start pre-high school and take a proactive approach to address opioid addiction. The team at Coney Island Hospital has started the 1st Emergency Medicine Addiction Fellowship in the country which consists of Emergency Department physicians, addiction fellows, and nurses. These knowledgeable professionals are a great resource for this initiative. We are excited to expand the program to reach as many people as possible in the community.
2019-2020 Backpack Giveaway
On August 30th at NYPD PSA 1 headquarters in Coney Island, the Shorefront Coalition in collaboration with Mario J Caggiano and the I.S.303 Brooklyn-Kiwanis Builders Club, NYPD PSA 1 and our amazing volunteers were able to distribute 300 bookbags just in time for back to school. Our vibrant community came out in full force and we loved interacting with everyone. We hope all the youngsters have a successful school year and we look forward to doing it again next year!
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