Jericho Project Announces Second Annual Day of Action for New Yorkers to Mobilize and Stand Up Against Homelessness

Volunteers across New York City to Give Back At Start of Holiday Season

Jericho Project, a 34-year-old nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, and supporting partners BlackRock; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Hogan Lovells; Macro Risk Advisors; Morgan Stanley; Wells Fargo, and Viacom* will kick-off the Second Annual Day of Action taking place December 8th. The event will galvanize 500 volunteers to participate in results-driven service projects and brighten the holidays for homeless and vulnerable New Yorkers at Jericho’s supportive housing residences and offices in Manhattan and the Bronx.

“Our Day of Action brings New Yorkers together to raise awareness for our ongoing efforts to end homelessness but at the same time, make a real difference today for people feeling invisible due to homelessness or poverty,” said Tori Lyon, CEO of Jericho Project, which provides housing, employment and physical and mental health services to over 2,500 homeless and formerly homeless individuals, including 700 veterans, annually.

The 2nd Annual Day of Action will join individuals, families, community partners and companies in projects such as assembling and distributing care packages, preparing clothing and toy drives, and decorating Jericho residences for holiday celebrations. It will build upon the success of the 2016 event that brought together over 350 volunteers to advocate against the despair of homelessness for those in extreme need.

“The Day of Action is a powerful opportunity for companies to offer their employees a meaningful way to connect with their communities. If time is an issue, a company can host a corporate volunteer project on their own site, giving employees the chance to contribute even for a few hours while making a lasting impact on fellow New Yorkers,” said LaToya Williams-Belfort, Chief Development and Communications Officer at Jericho Project.

Jericho strengthens the cornerstones of a person’s life – housing, employment, wellness and family. With over 500 units of supportive housing residences and apartments across the city, Jericho provides access to services customized to its residents’ needs and delivered by expert program specialists and case managers.

From Jericho’s Veterans Initiative launched in 2006, to its programming for families, to its housing and employment services now underway for young adults, including displaced LGBTQ individuals, Jericho has long been a leader in innovating and comprehensively meeting the specific needs of the populations served.

Volunteers are encouraged to register early at jerichoproject.org/action, as the Day of Action is building momentum quickly.

For corporate group participation and sponsorship, please contact Dio Ndiaye, Development Manager at dndiaye@jerichoproject.org and for Individual volunteers and family/friend groups, $100 per volunteer or $350 for a group of four will cover the cost of all Day of Action supplies and distributions, as well as support Jericho’s life-changing, cost-effective year round services and programming.

About Jericho Project: #JerichoDayOfAction2017

Jericho Project was founded in 1983 to provide housing and holistic services to New York City’s most vulnerable homeless individuals. Jericho’s rigorous fiscal discipline, innovative public-private partnerships and base of passionate donors have created a solid track record of results. 95% of clients maintain housing stability. Jericho’s housing and extended services cost only $13,000 per person annually, compared to $32,000 for a single shelter, $50,000 for a family shelter, and $168,000 for a jail cell annually. https://jerichoproject.org

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