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Here are just a few of the ways you can give your time and skills to help people with housing needs through SHORE programs:

Join the SHORE Board of Directors and help manage the day-to-day operation.
The board meets once every month on the third Monday of the month.

Join one of our Standing Committees and help with specific activities:

  • Finance Committee
  • Family Selection & Support Committee
  • Research & Development Committeee
  • Fund Raising Committee
  • Property Maintenance Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Audit Committee

Other ways you can help:
  • Organize a collection or fundraiser at your house of worship or club. 
  • Put your writing, graphic or photographic skills to work in producing a brochure. 
  • Sponsor someone from SHORE to speak to your house of worship, civic group, or place of work. 
  • Help put out the SHORE newsletter - write a story or sort-and-label or take the newsletter to the Post Office. 
  • Provide a meal, or part of a meal, once a month for 38 homeless men living at Open Arms Shelter
  • Bring a game or video to the Open Arms for the residents to enjoy; spend an evening there, interacting with residents; or tutor an Open Arms resident in reading, math or other skills.
  • Provide transportion for one or a few Open Arms residents to a free concert or softball game in your community. 
  • Donate to the Token Fund which helps pay for Open Arms residents' bus transportation to jobs, training and other day programs. 
  • Recruit volunteers in your church or temple to join together and provide chaplain's services, meals, or other types of support to the Open Arms. 
  • Call St. Bernard's Center for Learning to find out how you can help homeless children and their families.
  • Consider becoming a mentor for a youngster making the transition from homelessness.

                                                   Volunteering is fun!
                                                    
Call (914) 328-1896
                                                        to find out how
                                                         you can help!