Facebook Fundraiser: Our Women’s Shelter Needs Your Support!

By May 1, 2019 May 17th, 2019 No Comments

At our meeting house, our Dr. Maria Fridman Women’s Shelter has served some of New York’s neediest women six nights a week since 1982. It’s a 37-year legacy we’re proud of and eager to continue, but we need your help. Our guests come from all walks of life: Some have advanced degrees and became homeless through a combination of unfortunate events; some have had to cope with domestic abuse, unemployment, underemployment, or skyrocketing rent; others have suffered health problems and medical debt, causing them to lose their homes. All are striving for a better life.

Whether $5 or $500, every single donation allows us to keep providing our guests a safe, welcoming space to rest while they work to get back on their feet. Please consider giving and sharing our Facebook fundraiser, and thank you for your support! Click here to easily and quickly donate on Facebook!

Other Ways to Contribute:

Collect Your Spare Change: It adds up! Drop it off at our meeting house, or if it’s too heavy, give us a call and we’ll come to you. Contact member Sue Bremer via email or by phone at 917-693-9238 to arrange pick-up.

Donate by Card Over the Phone: Call us at 212-874-5210 ext. 1104 and provide your payment information.

Donate by Check: All checks should be made out to “United Social Services of the Society for Ethical Culture.” USS is the social service arm of Ethical NYC, and is itself a tax-exempt 501(c)(3). Bring your check when you visit our meeting house, or drop it in the mail: our address is: 2 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023.

Donate while you shop online: The Social Service Board at Ethical NYC has partnered with Amazon Smile. Visit and search for United Social Services of the Society for Ethical Culture Inc. then choose “Select” to make SSB your preferred charity. When you’re ready to shop, return to and look for products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.” .5% of the cost of any eligible purchases will be donated to our women’s shelter!

Other Ways to Help:

Volunteer: Our volunteers make it possible for us to offer a safe stay to our guests. Volunteers stay overnight one or two nights per month, maintaining sign-in logs, and making sure the building is locked once guests leave in the morning. Unfortunately, when we don’t have a volunteer for a particular night, the shelter is forced to close. To volunteer, please email our shelter coordinator here.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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