Temple Isaiah of Great Neck and the Lion’s Club of Great Neck will co-sponsor a presentation by Greta Guarton, executive director of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless on April 16 at 2:00 P.M.
The two organizations invite the community to discuss what homelessness looks like on Long Island, how the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is working to end it and what we can do to help.
The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless was founded in 1985 as a grassroots local advocacy effort to bring non-profit organizations and other community partners together to unite around the cause of homelessness.
The coalition seeks to expand and enhance services to meet local needs. Their mission statement is “To end homelessness on Long Island and alleviate the issues associated with homelessness and poverty for homeless and at-risk persons in Nassau and Suffolk Counties”.
The presentation is free and open to the public but donations of necessary toiletries for the families served by the coalition are welcome and appreciated. Though not a complete list, some of the needed items include toothbrush/toothpaste, mouthwash, body wash, deodorant, washcloths, lotion, shampoo/conditioner, razor/shaving cream and toilet paper.
The program will take place at Temple Isaiah of Great Neck, located at One Chelsea Place, Great Neck on Sunday, April 16 at 2:00 P.M. The telephone number is (516)487-5373 for further information.