It’s been a while since we’ve posted on Faces in Between’s site but we are excited to be back with some exciting updates.
On January 24th we participated in Bank Streets Day of Service. We were invited to lead a service project for the amazing students at Bank Street School. First we greeted the students in the classroom and made care packages together. In our care packages, we included hats, gloves, scarves, socks, hand warmers, hand sanitizer and tooth brushes, tooth paste. The students then made cards to go along with the care packages which made for the perfect finishing touch.
Once the care packages were made with love, we traveled on the subway and a bus to the Lower East Side where we distributed the care packages at a soup kitchen. The recipients of the care packages were so excited. While we distributed the care packages and other items to the Soup kitchen guests, we made sure to slow down and chat with our neighbors. At the end of the service project, the students said they had a big change in their perspectives and that they felt like the experience was really meaningful and impactful for them.
Bank Street is an awesome place and we love doing projects with them!
In other news:
On January 27th, we launched the SNACC program and held our very first session. Read more here!
Last week, we had an awesome meeting with Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi. The Assemblyman is such a powerful change maker when it comes to homelessness in NYC and many other causes as well. He has dedicated such incredible efforts towards ending the crisis and fighting for housing initiatives. It was truly an honor to sit at the table with him. We spoke about the work were are doing at FIB including the SNACC program, which he was very excited to learn about! We came up with a few ideas for collaboration and the Assemblyman kindly offered his guidance as we expand our efforts. We are so excited to work with him in the coming months!