changed life

Changed Life Story: 'I Thought Volunteering Was Just Showing Up. But Here's What I Know Now.'

Many HFNY volunteers have been dedicated to the same affiliate partners for years and have become Volunteer Team Leaders. One of our leaders recently shared how her relationships have grown with those she serves.

Jewelry Class Brought Me Back: Sophia's Story of Hope

Sophia Miller grew up in St. James, Jamaica and came to New York a few years ago. It wasn’t long after moving here, though, that she and her two daughters ended up homeless. Sophia struggled to find work and started to lose hope all together. Then she met Dustee, the founder of Gifted Hands, our affiliate that provides educational art programs to build self-esteem and teach new skills. Here, Sophia shares her story of hope.