july, 2018

10jul4:00 pm9:47 pmAnnual Blessing Bags Packaging & Distribution

Event Details

Over 60,000 people will sleep in a NYC shelter tonight. More than 20,000 of those will be children. Many more will sleep on the streets and in subway stations. This is a harsh reality and we want to help.

The Rotary Club of Harlem in partnership with The PILLARS NYC and our fellow Area 7 Rotary Clubs are collecting toiletries and other essential items to create “Blessing Bags” for distribution to the less fortunate in NYC….Please help us out by purchasing any item on this list or make a donation of any amount via Paypal…Your contribution means a lot! Thank you!

Visit our Amazon Wish List and purchase items of your choice 😉

Amazon Wish-List Link: https://tinyurl.com/yyzzm27l

Feminine Hygiene products are being provided by For Girls by Girls, but we wish to help them collect more items

All of the items purchased from the list above will be packaged by our volunteers on Tuesday 8/20 and distributed to homeless citizens, LGBTQ teens in need, and other Harlem/ NYC residents of limited means to assist them with their hygiene and healthcare needs. Each Blessing Bag contains toiletries and a handwritten note of encouragement that lift the spirits of every one who receives them. We plan to package and distribute 280-300 Blessing Bags.

Distribution will take place on Sunday 8/25 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at The PILLARS 289 Saint Nicholas Avenue.

In addition to the Blessing Bags all of our neighbors in need will be linked to resources about holistic health, housing opportunities, financial literacy and career training. It will be an amazing day! Please spread the word! Through the vast network of the PILLARS we are able to reach many of the shelters and state sponsored facilities with our Blessing Bags invitation. Last year we handed out over 250 bags to individuals in needs.

Additional bags will be donated to Coalition for the Homeless via their mobile van Monday 8/26.

Donate directly through Paypal and avoid fees or Sign up to Help Package/Distribute 😉


Visit Rotary Club of Harlem website

Visit The PILLARS website

Visit District 7230 website

Visit For Girls by Girls website

Visit Coalition for the Homeless website

Each Blessing Bag contains:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Band-Aids
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Tooth Brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Lip Balm
  • Socks
  • Snacks
  • Hand-Written Note of Encouragement



(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 9:47 pm

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