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) Mini chocolate bars - 120
Ripe bananas - 1 bunch Ripe cantaloupes - 4
Seedless grapes - 3 lbs Strawberries - 2 lbs
Mayonnaise - 1 large jar and 1 small jar Sugar - 2 lb bag
Lemondade - 2 gallons Coffee - 1 can
12 oz bottles of water - 2 cases Milk - 1/2 gallon
Plastic sandwich bags - 150 Cold  cups - 200
Hot cups - 100 Plastic forks - 100
Napkins - 100  
 

PEOPLE POWER

  • 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
    (Kids must be 8th grade+ with an adult) to go down to the city and distribute food, clothing, and a little compassionate company. Arrive at BAS at 8:30 PM; return about 2 AM.
  • Clean up on Sunday, May 28 at noon. 2 people help us store what's left and clean up.
     
CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED
If dropped off prior to the Run, please mark clothing for Midnight Run and leave them in the BAS lobby bin labeled Midnight Run. Must be received by 7:15 PM, May 27
 
Lightweight, CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION clothing, mostly for MEN and some Women.

FOR MEN:

*    T-shirts
*    Shorts
*    Pants (jeans, chinos)
*    NEW UNDERWEAR - (men's sizes 34, 36 and 38 most urgently needed)
*    New socks (athletic type)
*    Gently used sneakers/casual shoes
*    Rain ponchos

We ALSO NEED:

*    Personal care items (travel sizes best) -- toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, disposable razors, combs, deodorant, soap, shampoo, lotion
*    Backpacks or tote bags
*    Lightweight blankets

To sign up or ask questions, contact Judy Zendell.

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