Greenwich Patch: Greenwich Teens Volunteer to Help the Homeless in NYC

The volunteers joined forces with Midnight Run to serve food and donate clothes to the homeless.

Published Thursday, October 8, 2015
by Barbara Heins | Greenwich Patch

While many folks enjoyed a Sunday morning sleep-in, a group of 16 members of the JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee headed to New York City at dawn to serve the homeless with Midnight Run, a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless.

They served more than 50 homeless men and women breakfast as well as gave away sweatshirts, socks, underwear, and toiletries. Bagels and coffee were donated by the Dunkin’ Donuts at 271 W. Putnam Ave.

The volunteers, who range in age from 11 to 16, said they enjoyed helping those less fortunate and realized, “These people are just normal people like us.”

The Teen Action Committee meets monthly during the school year to help plan and organize community service projects for middle and high school students in Greenwich.

For more information and to join, contact Leah Schechter at 203-552-1818 or Leah@jccgreenwich.org. Visit jccgreenwich.org/tac for more information.