As a small non-profit and one of the only last standing community centers in NYC, COVID19 has significantly impacted how we operate and it is threatening our ability to remain alive as a grassroots organization. Our center is small and humble but mighty. We believe in the quality of work that we do, and are proud of the unique types of community programs that we offer.
Due to the pandemic, we have shifted our work to serve the emergent needs of our community. In April, we organized and launched our Sixth Street Emergency Food Distribution Program that continues to serve hundreds of families with fresh produce, meat and dairy products weekly. 8 months into our distribution, we have been able to support over 12,000 families who are facing food insecurity due to the pandemic. We are so grateful we have been able to pivot our work in this way and hope to be able to sustain this work. To learn more about what we've been up to, check out our latest newsletter.
We are asking for financial support from our community to get us through this crisis. We are unsure how long this pandemic will continue to impact us, but if we achieve our funding goal, we will be able to ensure our center and staff are supported. We know this is an extremely difficult time to be asking for money, but deeply appreciate any support you can offer— thank you for reading, and please share this fund widely with your friends and family.
Wishing you all health, safety and stability. <3
With profound love, thanks and gratitude,
Sixth Street Community Center