The holiday season is a time of sharing and gathering and giving thanks for all of our blessings. It is also the perfect time for us to support the amazing efforts of the North Shore Sheltering Program (for the second year in a row!) as our November Charity of the Month.
Twenty-three years ago, two homeless men—in separate incidents—froze to death in Glen Cove. It was this double tragedy that brought religious and community leaders together to found the North Shore Sheltering Program, housed every year since in the First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove.
A Hot Meal and a Safe Place to Stay
The volunteer-based North Shore Sheltering Program provides homeless men with food and shelter in the winter months (from late November through March). Every evening from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., the program accepts up to 25 men a night (they have had 30 on some bitter cold winter nights), and allows them to see a nurse, have a hot, nutritious supper, sleep in new sleeping bags, watch television, read, talk with counselors, and have access to a shower. Hot meals and supplies are all donated by local organizations.
The mission of the program is simple and one we are very proud to support: No man will ever freeze to death again on the streets of Glen Cove.
As always, we are so very grateful for your participation in the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) program that funds our Charity of the Month. If you want to contribute to the Shelter independently of our fundraising at Rising Tide, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to NSSP, P.O. Box 415, Glen Cove, NY 11542. Visit the North Shore Sheltering Project on Facebook or Instagram.