GDGC supports Midnight Run, a volunteer organization "dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless." Established in 1984 with over 900 relief missions per year, Midnight Run is a consortium of churches, synagogues, schools and civic groups that collect food, clothes, household goods, blankets and personal care items for distribution among the homeless. Volunteers, such as the GDGC staff in 2008, 2011 and 2013, are responsible for collecting and/or purchasing hundreds of these items, preparing 100-150 bag meals the day of the “run” and personally delivering the food and goods to the homeless during the hours of 10:30 pm to 2:00 am on a given scheduled evening. Click here for how you can help. Click here to learn more about Midnight Run.
2013 MS Walk:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is a disease of the immune system that affects more than 7,000 people in the New York community alone.
WALK MS began in 1988 to raise funds for research, education and advocacy. Since its inception, WALK MS participants have raised more than $10 Million. The money raised allows the National MS Society to address the challenges of people affected by MS.
This year, GDGC is sponsoring a team: GDGC’s The Lovers and the Fighters. The walk will take place on April 28, 2013 beginning at 9:30 AM at South Street Seaport in New York City. The 6 mile walk begins in downtown Manhattan and passes over the beautiful and historic Brooklyn Bridge.
How You Can Help
Help GDGC raise money for research, education and advocacy! Invest in finding a cure for MS.
♦ Join our team!
If you would like to join the GDGC team, please contact Melissa Negrin Wiener at 631.390.5000 or Melissa@genserlaw.com.
♦ Make a donation!
If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to Walk MS Manhattan and write “GDGC’s The Lovers and the Fighters” on the memo line. Please mail to our office address at 225 Broadhollow Road, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Long Island 'Fight for Charity':
Over the past nine years, the Long Island Fight for Charity has been one of the most anticipated events on Long Island, as local businessmen and women volunteer to train and box to raise money and awareness for various local charities on Long Island. The event brings together dozens of participating businesses, sponsors, supporters and volunteers. The event has raised over $700,000 on behalf of local charities, impacting the lives of thousands of families in our local community. GDGC has sponsored three of its attorneys to box in the event and we are proud to have raised almost $10,000 in support of the Long Island Fight for Charity causes - The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest and National Foundation for Human Potential. Click here for how you can help. Click here to learn more.
Senior Dreams Come True:
Senior Dreams Come True benefits low income seniors on Long Island by granting wishes -- from helping a senior meet basic needs to fulfulling a lifelong dream. Senior Dreams Come True grants such wishes as:
♦ Plane fare to bring families together
♦ Home improvements and repairs
♦ Home modifications such as wheelchair accessibility, chair lifts
♦ Experimental medical treatment not covered by insurance
♦ Prescription drug coverage, including Medicare doughnut hole coverage
♦ Transportation to an event or to see a loved one
♦ Formal attire for a special event
♦ Dinner and a show
♦ Tickets to a sporting event
♦ Spa services
Applicants must be 65 or over with an income limit of no more than $1,500 per month for single individuals and $2,000 per month for a married couple. A letter or statement under 750 words describing the senior’s need must be submitted along with a Wish Request form (click here for the form). Applicants should also document how they have given to others and contributed to society in some way.
Applications may be submitted via email to email@example.com or they may be mailed to: Senior Dreams Come True, c/o Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, 225 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747.
Applications are welcome any time throughout the year and will be granted on a revolving basis.
Donations to Senior Dreams Come True can be made by check payable to GDGC Charitable Events (please note Senior Dreams Come True in the memo line) and mailed to the address listed above. 501(c)(3) Tax ID# 26-1445421