Between a rock and a hard place


Hand over your time and/or groceries
January 24, 2009, 5:54 pm
Filed under: 15316699, 2009, charity, Fear of Teenagers, Finance, Plea for help

So there is this Homeless Teen Shelter in Manhattan. It helps out runaways or kids that have been kicked out, mainly LGBT teens. 

 

http://www.homelessyouthservices.org/
 
I’ve been thinking about donating some time and/or groceries for awhile now, but frankly I’m a wimp and haven’t wanted to go it alone. They exist solely on donations from people and the food bank of New York, but lately the food bank has stopped handing out things like milk, eggs, produce, etc. Each week on their yahoo group page they post a list of items needed for the week, things like groceries, or socks, pillow cases, specific clothing items the kids need for job interviews, school supplies, money for a fee needed to get a birth certificate etc. 
A few weeks back they asked if people would be interested in coming in with groceries and maybe cooking dinner for the kids, which is really what I’d like to do, but referring back to my ridiculous “Oh my god the 15 year old might think I’m lame!!!” paranoia I’m looking for a little back up support on this one. I know money/time/love for me 🙂 is tight right now, so if you all think I’m out of my mind, I may in fact need to get over myself and go it alone. 
But if you think maybe you’d be interested in helping me and these kids out for a night then I’ll buy the groceries, and bring my cooking for the masses  know how and meet you there, and we’ll give them something other than rice and beans. I’d be interested in doing this more than once so lemme know!
Let me know if any of y’all are interested, think I suck, can’t be bothered, or would have a fear of 15 year olds yourself and would rather just hand over a box of pasta to help my quest. 
Thanks guys! 
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Unfortunately, I live on the other coast. I can’t wait to hear about the adventure you and MoneyMateKate take in cooking up for a bunch of teens!

Comment by money funk

If I were near you, I’d be there in a heartbeat! Do it!!!!! I know they won’t think you’re lame, they’ll think you’re awesome.

And tell Chris he looks good with facial hair. Like, he could pass for 16 now. 🙂

Comment by Sara




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