Our volunteers will have opportunities to serve the poor, multicultural community of Mariner’s Harbor in Staten Island along with the Avail/Beacon initiative based in Midtown Manhattan.
Creativity From Our Volunteers
Beacon Christian Community Health Center has been partnering with Avail to provide medical services in Manhattan and is projected to expand their reach outside Staten Island.
Why We Love This Affiliate
We love that they are a faith-based federally qualified health center in NYC, treating patients with dignity, respect and compassion as compelled by their faith, living out the Jeremiah 29:7 mandate to live out their faith in their work so that they bring “shalom” to the communities they serve.
In 2021, a milestone year that celebrated 25 years of His Toy Store, we distributed $155,000 to 29 affiliate partners so they could bring holiday joy to 15,000 New Yorkers in need.
Despite the long and dark pandemic season, we saw sparks of hope, which are captured in these stories that our affiliates shared about the earliest pandemic days.
Many affiliate partners also shared which volunteers made a difference last year, so we asked to share their special shout outs about the volunteers that went the extra mile.