Be In-Kind

Be In-Kind consists of three donation-focused initiatives that engage partners to provide in-kind resources to city agencies that serve low-income and/or poverty-affected clients. Be In-Kind inspires and empowers companies to give back by “being kind.”

We’re seeking new corporate partners for all our 2018 initiatives. Interested companies can contact beinkind@cityhall.nyc.gov.

Ways to give back

Secret Snowflake 

The Mayor’s Office annual holiday gift-giving initiative mobilizes mayoral and private sector employees to answer letters from children in-need and provide crucial necessities, such as clothing, shoes, and coats for the winter.

In 2017, over 1,600 volunteers served over 2,500 children through letters!

NYC businesses interested in signing-up to engage your employees, please reach out no later than  September 28th to ensure we can fulfill your request. 

 

Project Move-In-Day

Works with corporate partners to donate duffle bags filled with the essentials for college-bound students who are transitioning out of the shelter system and into campus/off-campus housing.  Bags will be filled with items drawn from a standardized list developed by NYC Service in collaboration with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and will be presented to the 150 Future Leaders’ students during the DHS June 2018 Recognition Ceremony.

If you are interested in participating, please reach out by April 30th since there are a limited number of students participating in this program to sponsor.

 

Care Kits

Hygiene products are one of the most crucial, yet inexpensive ways to give back to vulnerable New Yorkers. Care Kits is an initiative that engages employees to collect and package items into kits that can serve a population of your company’s choice. These kits will include the essentials such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc., to offer individuals in challenging circumstances basic necessities in a reusable bag.

NYC Service can work with you at any point to run a Care Kits drive and packing session. We ask for 4-6 week notice to ensure that we can be available at your event and provide you with the appropriate support. 

 

Just Be In-Kind

Have items that you are interested in donating or creating your own donation drive? Contact us at beinkind@cityhall.nyc.gov and we can help you make it happen!