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Help Gift Wrapping for Previously Homeless and Low-Income Families

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Lantern Community Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested

Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well being of New Yorkers vulnerable to homelessness. As a supportive housing organization, we support families who have been previously homeless and youth who have aged out of foster care within our residences. We want to make sure that every child and young adult receives a present regardless if they have a family to turn to. That's why we are working to collecting presents through our annual gift drive.

Once we collect the 463 presents we need, we are looking for some helping hands to wrap all the presents!

We need help from volunteers like you to wrap the gifts that will be distributed to our buildings. We will be holding a gift wrapping event on the week of Dec. 15th. We need a total of 4-5 volunteers!

If you're handy with wrapping paper and some tape, come help out! More importantly, we are following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and require all volunteers to wear masks.

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About Lantern Community Services


494 8th avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who have been impacted by or threatened with homelessness, as well as those who have aged out of foster care.


Lantern is home to more than 1,400 formerly homeless people who live in our 15 apartment buildings across New York City. We pioneered services for people living with HIV, and we are one of the largest providers for young adults who have aged out of foster care. We give people more than just basic support and a place to live, prioritizing interventions with scientifically proven results. We’ve grown our programs a lot recently, working creatively with our existing resources, but now we need volunteer power to bring more programs to more of our clients!

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing


Sun Dec 13, 2020 - Sat Dec 19, 2020
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM  


480 E 176th StBronx, NY 10457



  • Youth Services
  • Event Management


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • a few hours

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