Holiday Happenings at Open Hands

The Volunteer and Supporter Appreciation Social is next week!

Join us at Solas on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7pm as we celebrate our amazing Open Hands community. Enjoy lite bites and libations as we highlight some milestones and star volunteers in our organization. Click below to RSVP and make sure to invite a friend!


Get Ready to Smile with Open Hands

As you complete all of your Christmas shopping and other purchases during this time of year, make sure to connect to our Amazon Smile account. By using the link a small portion of all of your purchases will be donated to Open Hands! 

Congratulations to Our New YPN Members

Open Hands would like to welcome four new members to our Young Professionals Network. We look forward to serving our city with our newest additions to the OHLS family. Congratulations to Peyton Barr, Julie Lee, May Li and Susan Varghese.

Giving Tuesday is One Week From Today

Get ready to give the gift of justice this season. Our countdown to 2018 giving campaign will begin on Giving Tuesday, November 28th! We have a generous anonymous match donor that will match each donation up to $10,000 on that day. Mark your calendars!

Save the Date – Open Hands’ Annual Spring Benefit

Mark your calendars and save the date. Our annual Spring Benefit will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2018. We look forward to an evening of celebrating the transformation of lives through the power of justice and hope over the last year. If you would like to inquire about group ticket purchase options or possible sponsorship opportunities now, contact Jacquelynn by clicking here.

In everything give thanks. For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NET)

November News and Updates!

Save the Date!

It's the season of thankfulness and this month we want to let you know how grateful we are for each of you! We invite you to come to our Volunteer and Supporter Appreciation Night and Year End Kick-off on Wednesday, November 29th! Click here to RSVP. We look forward to celebrating the joy of the season with you. 

October Appreciation Event
We had a great time celebrating our "Justice Circle" monthly donors during our appreciation dinner at Roosevelt Island. We are so grateful for their support and we couldn't think of a more lovely way to celebrate! Click here to view pictures on Facebook!

YPN Application Deadline
The deadline for Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee is approaching! Remember to submit your application by Tuesday, November 7th! Click here for the form.

Volunteer Training
Our next volunteer training will take place on Saturday, November 11th at the New York City Rescue Mission offices. The training will begin at 12pm. Click here to register.

November Volunteer Opportunities

There are so many places to serve this month with Open Hands. We look forward to seeing you at one of our legal aid desks over the next few weeks. Click here to view each option!


September 2017 Newsletter

September 2017

Commit to Justice this Fall

Open Hands will begin a new initiative to fund two of our legal aid desks for 2018. Our goal is to kick off the fall season by raising $25,000 to fund all 24 legal aid desks for the year at Father's Heart Ministries and The Relief Bus. If 60 new donors join our "Justice Circle" monthly giving program by October 20th, we will hit this goal in five weeks. I hope that you will be able to join us in this effort. To sign up for our monthly giving program now, click here!

Volunteer Corner

We had a great time at our summer social last month and each of our legal aid desks. Our faithful volunteers had the opportunity to win ice cream from Alphabet Scoop by using all of the knowledge they have obtained through the "Stay Tuned, Stay Informed" emails that Jean Soo sends about specific legal matters. We also had the opportunity to head down to Pier 46 to watch a movie in the park and enjoy a happy hour social at M1-5. Make sure to check out the pictures on our Facebook page!

Immigration Law Volunteer Training - Save the Date!

Join us on Monday, September 25th at 7:00pm for a special training on immigration law. The session will end at 9:00pm and take place at the New York City Rescue Mission located at 90 Lafayette Street on the 6th floor. A light dinner will be served. Click here to register.

Click Here to View Current Volunteer Opportunities

Join our Young Professionals Network!

Open Hands invites you to join our YPN. Come fellowship with like-minded NYC young professionals at our upcoming socials, happy hours and other events. We also volunteer at each of the legal aid desks throughout the city. Stay tuned for more details about our fall kick-off event. For more information or to join our mail listing to receive updates, click here.

We Hope to See You at the Upcoming Volunteer Summer Socials!


On Friday, August 4th join us at Pier 46 in Greenwich Village to watch the movie, SING! Friends and family are welcome to join. The movie begins at 8:30pm so make sure to arrive at 8pm to meet the group and BYOB (bring your own blanket). Click here to RSVP!

Then join us again on Thursday, August 24th for a Happy Hour get-together at M1-5. Come enjoy appetizers as you mingle with fellow Open Hands Volunteers. Lite bites will be served and festivities will begin at 7pm! M1-5 is located at 52 Walker Street in NYC! Click here to RSVP!