Covenant House was started over 30 years ago in the lower east side of Manhattan, when six young runaways were given shelter during a snowstorm. Today, there are programs in 21 U.S. cities and Latin America, and over 70,000 young people come to Covenant House for shelter.
Covenant House New York is the largest adolescent care agency, serving the homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. On average, 300 youth come through the doors of Covenant House New York each night for shelter and nourishment. I imagine that perhaps more than that will enter through the doors during the cold months of winter.
This will be an ongoing need for the winter items, and I am aiming for 500 items to be donated to Covenant House New York by the end of the year. But however many we can make will help keep one more youth warm.
Need: hats, scarves, blankets
Size: for 16-21 year olds
Amount: 500 (items)
Target: October – November 2013
Please join us in helping the nation’s youth to keep warm during the winter months.