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Mount Kisco Interfaith Pantry: Given the current situation of our nation, with many families falling behind on payments and food insecurity becoming a growing issue, we have chosen to devote our earnings from Poetry’s Purpose to the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry.  Ever since COVID-19 began, unemployment rates have drastically increased, making the daily act of putting food on the kitchen table a struggle. With many families unable to afford groceries and other essential items, it is important to support our local charities that aim to help alleviate those issues. This food pantry tackles hunger from all different angles, and delivers proper nutrition to about 400 households every week. Located in the United Methodist Church in Mount Kisco, the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry partners with Neighbors Link and Feeding Westchester. Although the food pantry is up and running well, they’re still working hard to help families who need assistance. Hopefully, our donations will make a difference.

The Shukurtal Orphanage in Uttar Pradesh, India is the home for about 50 abandoned children. It is mainly run by donations, which pay for supplies (food, clothes, books, etc.) This home started in 1990, when the couple(who were unable to have children) brought home an abandoned child and since then it has grown rapidly in size. Thanks to the couple, many children who once had no future, now have graduated, and taken jobs. When I visited the home, I was instantly surrounded by young and loving children, many of whom had both mental and physical disabilities. However, they didn’t let this dampen their outlook on life, and I was inspired by their determination to create their own path. All of this was possible because of the love the Rana couple has for children. During this COVID-19 crisis, the home has taken a severe hit, as their funding rates have dropped, and they are struggling to make ends meet. If you donate even a couple of dollars, you would be contributing to providing a future for these children, and giving them a second chance at life.

Thank you for helping us reach our goal with Elmhurst Hospital Center!! If you like you could still donate.

Elmhurst Hospital Center is a small public hospital in Queen, New York. This hospital serves a variety of patients for very low prices, in efforts to reach those who don’t have a great source of wealth. This hospital is in the very epicenter of the Coronavirus crisis, and was severely hit. It has been depleted of supplies, and resources, putting many people in that area at risk for not being treated, and threatening their lives. By donating to this hospital, you will be playing a big role in helping this hospital back on it’s feet, and consequently, give life to many people.