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Commonpoint Queens distributes Hanukkah care packages for more than 200 homebound seniors

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Queens, NY — Commonpoint Queens – formerly known as the Samuel Field Y and Central Queens Y – and their team of dedicated volunteers and staff recently prepared and delivered Hanukkah care packages to 200 homebound senior households.

“We are all missing seeing our family this holiday season but our seniors are particularly vulnerable. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many older adults socially isolated, depressed, and anxious. By delivering Hanukkah care packages, we remind the senior community that while we may need to be physically apart this holiday season, we are here for them,” said Commonpoint Queens CEO, Danielle Ellman.


The organization also distributed care packages for Thanksgiving, and will do so prior to the Christmas holiday.

For more information about Commonpoint Queens’ supportive programming visit www.CommonpointQueens.org

Additional Services Include:

Emergency Assistance

Phone Outreach

  • Telephone support and check-in calls for vulnerable populations
  • Social phone calls for isolated older New Yorkers
  • Teletherapy

Remote learning and virtual 

  • ESOL classes
  • Fitness activities for individuals, older adults, children, and people with developmental disabilities
  • Arts programming
  • HSE and Pre-HSE classes
  • Digital Literacy classes
  • Vocational Training classes
  • Academic Support: Tutoring, homework assistance, academic engagement, and conferences to support both students and parents during remote learning.

Employment Assistance

  • Job Placement and Career Assistance.
  • Work Readiness/Career Exploration: Hard & Soft Employment skill workshops, Financial Literacy, Resume Development, Career Exploration.


More About Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives. To learn more, go to www.commonpointqueens.org.