Midnight Run


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Midnight Run brings clothing, food, and a little dignified companionship to homeless people living on the streets of Manhattan.

Bet Am Shalom is one of many Westchester houses of worship and civic groups that sign up for routes and dates. We generally participate once every quarter, on a Saturday night.   

Preparations will take place at 7:30 pm at BAS.

Donations should be dropped off at 7:15 p.m.

We MUST know in advance who will be bringing what food and supplies for the run, who will be doing prep, and who will be driving/going on the Run.

FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED 
You can donate some or all of any item.
•    Salami - 8 lbs sliced 
•    Turkey - 6 lbs sliced 
•    Hard boiled eggs - 2 dozen
•    White bread - 14 large loaves   
•    Lettuce - 4 heads (for sandwiches)   
•    Mayo - 1 large jar and 1 small jar
•    Mustard - 1 large jar
•    Miniature chocolate bars - 120
•    Ripe bananas - 1 bunch
•    Ripe cantaloupes - 4
•    Seedless grapes - 3 lbs.
•    Strawberries - 2 lbs.  
•    12 oz bottles of water - 2 cases  
•    Sugar - 2 lb. bag
•    Coffee - 1 can
•    Milk - 1/2 gallon   
•    Lemonade - 2 gallons  
•    Brown paper lunch bags - 150
•    Plastic sandwich bags - 150
•    Plastic forks - 100 
•    Hot cups - 100   
•    Cold cups - 200 
•    Napkins - 150   
 
PEOPLE POWER NEEDED 
•    Sort clothes and make sandwiches   On the night of the Run, come to BAS to help from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. This is a great family activity for teens in 7th grade and above and their parents.    
•    Go on the Run: We need two cars and drivers and nine more people (8th grade and up) to go down to the city and distribute food, clothing, and a little compassionate company. Arrive at BAS at 8:30 p.m.; return about 2 a.m.     
•    Clean up on Sunday, 8/20 at noon. 2 people. Help us store what's left and clean up. 

CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED 
If brought prior to 8/19, please leave clothing in the box in the BAS lobby labeled for Midnight Run. If donating the night of the Run, please bring to BAS by 7:15 pm.

Lightweight CLEAN clothing, mostly for MEN and many fewer Women 
(please, GOOD condition only!)
•    T-shirts
•    Shorts
•    Pants
•    NEW UNDERWEAR - (men's sizes 34, 36 and 38 most urgently needed) 
•    New socks (athletic type)
•    Gently used sneakers/casual shoes
•    Rain ponchos
•    Sweatshirts
•    Light jackets

We ALSO NEED:
•    Personal care items -- toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, disposable razors, deodorant, soap, shampoo, lotion (hotel/travel size best) 
•    Backpacks or tote bags 
•    Lightweight blankets 

 
 To sign up or ask questions, contact Judy Zendell

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