ADAPT Community Network has partnered with the Coalition for the Homeless to bring freshly baked food and clothing to some of New York City’s neediest residents. All of ADAPT’s Day Programs participated in this initiative by delivering 250 pairs of socks and 3,000 freshly baked cookies to homeless children and adults together with the Coalition team. This was organized by Jackie Conley, Senior Vice President for Program Development and Community Partnerships, and facilitated by Peter Cobb, Director of Community Outreach, together with all the Day Programs and their staff. ADAPT’s individuals baked the cookies and participated in the delivery of the food and clothing.
“This first-time organization-wide effort in which every Day Program got involved. This is the beginning of an incredible partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless. We hope to do many other things that include giving and volunteering.” said Peter Cobb, Director of Community Outreach at ADAPT. “We wanted to involve our individuals in a cause to help those less fortunate than themselves. Whatever challenges you face – things could always be worse. Our individuals were very excited to be part of this initiative and their giving spirit exemplified ‘if we can help, we will.’”
The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. Since 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to advocate for affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage. Every day, the Coalition helps more than 3,500 men, women, and children suffering in extreme poverty.