CHiPS soup kitchen and women's shelter: Communications and fundraising
When I moved to New York City from Europe, the first thing I noticed was the number of homeless people. How, in a country so rich, could there be people without a roof over their heads or a meal at dinner time?
But I also noticed there were some fantastic organizations working to fight the scourge. That’s why I got involved with CHiPS. The soup kitchen makes sure nobody in Park Slope goes hungry, and the women’s shelter gives homeless young mothers the chance at a fresh start.
Since I started volunteering with CHiPS, I’ve been working with a small group on rebranding the organization, expanding its reach and raising funds. As well as managing its Twitter and Facebook accounts, writing for the blog, editing the newsletter and working with the local media to raise awareness, I’ve also organized fundraisers, including a Shuffleboard and cocktail evening and an open house.