Soup Kitchen Battles Tough Times

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The Friday-only All Souls soup kitchen is busy preparing for a crowd of more than 250 people expected the day after Thanksgiving. But tough economic times are making it harder to serve New York’s hungry. The Upper East Side staple for more than 30 years is cutting back on some food items, even as demand grows.

A Backpack Full of Inspiration

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Scot and Jacq Tatelman started STATE Bags after realizing that a new backpack could make a big difference in a child’s life. Their high-energy backpack giveaway at P.S. 208 in Harlem was filled with confidence-building life advice.

Coat Drive Seeks Cold Comfort

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Hopes for winter coat miracles are brewing in a Midtown warehouse. That’s where New York Cares expects to process more than 100,000 winter coats in its annual winter coat drive, which kicks off Nov. 17.

New Yorkers can drop off coats at more than 300 locations across the city.

Tree Travels From Penn. to Plaza

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

This year’s Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree is a 90-year-old, 85-foot Norway Spruce plucked from a Pennsylvania backyard. Some 2.5 million are expected to visit the tree and millions more will see its 45,000 LED lights illuminate on live TV Dec. 3, during the 82nd annual lighting ceremony.

Come Jan. 7, the tree will be taken down, its lights and 9.5-foot Swarovski crystal star will be removed. Then the spruce will be cut into lumber donated to Habitat for Humanity.



Blind Marathoner’s Race to Help

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Racing Against Rare Cancers

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Keeping Kosher, via Colombia

Friday, March 14th, 2014

‘Twas the Week Before Xmas

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Vegetarian Meals for the Hungry

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013