Can you believe it’s already September?! It seems like just yesterday we were dancing down Fifth Avenue in the Pride March and complaining about the heat wave. Now we’re dragging the sweaters out and getting ready for a busy fall season of events and holiday fun.

While summers are usually pretty quiet here at God’s Love, this one has been unusually eventful. We’ve had a surge in both van assistants and Client Services volunteers; we’ve hosted groups from Live Out Loud and the McBurney Y Scholars to make birthday cards for our clients; we were even featured on Serious Eats! Of course, the biggest project has been, well… you’re looking at it – our new website! Staff members in every department have been working extremely hard these past few months on getting everything ready to go. It’s been a huge and, at some times exhausting, project but we’re SO excited for you to see it! Check it out and let us know what you think!

As we look towards the fall, we’ve got tons of great stuff to look forward to. In October, we’re making lunches for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and hosting the Golden Heart Awards Celebration. In November, we’re putting together our Thanksgiving gift baskets, hosting the 17th Annual Race to Deliver and preparing and delivering meals on Thanksgiving. And for December, we have World AIDS Day, Blizzard Box assembly and our Winter Holiday meal prep and delivery. Whew! We’ll obviously need a lot of wonderful volunteers to make sure all this happens so if you’re interested in helping out with any of these events, contact the Volunteer Department at or 212.294.8158.