Tag: Sunnyside Community Services

New York’s senior citizens rally for housing repairs, oppose funding cuts to aging services

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Mar. 11, 2024 By Czarinna Andres and Lloyd Mitchell Senior citizens and community organizations across New York held a rally at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Thursday, where they called for senior centers to be repaired and upgraded—and for the better services for older adults. Representatives of LiveOn NY, an advocacy group representing more than 4 million seniors and 120 living centers throughout the state, led the rally where the attendees demanded structural repairs and upgrades of senior center complexes. They also seek an increase in staffing to meet the needs of the growing senior population. The attendees…
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Sunnyside benefit raises $10K for residents displaced by 5-alarm fire

Jan. 23, 2024 By Bill Parry Around 200 people attended a fire relief benefit in Sunnyside last week, where they raised $10,000 to assist nearly 450 of their neighbors who were displaced by a 5-alarm inferno that destroyed their apartment complex just days before Christmas. The fundraiser, organized by residents under the name Sunnyside Strong,… Read more »

DoorDash and Sunnyside Community Services partner to give out turkeys to families facing food insecurity

Nov. 21, 2023 By Ethan Marshall DoorDash and Sunnyside Community Services partnered to give out hundreds of free Thanksgiving turkeys to families in Queens facing food insecurity on Saturday, Nov. 18. In addition to assisting with the turkey giveaway, DoorDash also provided Sunnyside Community Services with $1,000 in DoorDash gift cards as part of its… Read more »

Sunnyside’s P.S. 150 After-School Program in Jeopardy

More than 250 parents, teachers and children filled the assembly hall at PS 150 Tuesday night to protest the city’s decision to close PS 150’s “after-school program”. Parents and children, one by one, went up to the microphone and told audience members of the benefits the program has brought since its 1983 founding – as well as the hardship that its closing would cause.    …