The idea for the Healthy New Yorker brand originated from a blog that our President created in the summer of 2018. More than a year later, in the fall of 2019, using the same name and logo from the blog, Sarah and Daniel made efforts to support several nonprofits in New York City including Lighthouse Guild, Cayuga Centers, and Heartshare. By January of 2020, the desire to do more set in and it was decided that we would hold a fundraiser with the proceeds to go towards school supplies for children of The Heartshare School. After several meetings with representatives of Heartshare, it was decided that the event would be held on March 7, 2020 at a small venue in Tribeca. For weeks we prepared for the event all while news of a deadly virus from China was spreading throughout the globe.
Then the day finally arrived, Saturday March 7, 2020. Sometime that afternoon the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, declared a state of emergency due to the growing threat of COVID-19. Obviously, we questioned whether we should reschedule, but decided to move forward as planned as things were already in motion. Needless to say, the turnout for this grand event was less than hoped for. As the evening came to a close, and a small group of us sat there wondering what dangers lie ahead for the city and our loved ones, we realized that the months of time, money, and sweat that were invested into this fundraiser was not in vain. You see, we we’re busy planning an event, we failed to realize that in doing so, we laid the foundation for a nonprofit.
We are always on the lookout for like minded individuals who share a passion for the work we do. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us with the who, what, when, where, and why…a resume may also help as well.
We have partnered with several organizations in the past and have witnessed the many benefits of tackling important problems with people who share the same ideals and beliefs as us. If you or your organization would like to explore the possibility of working with us in the future, please reach out.
We are in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. In the meantime, we are open to expanding our services to as many communities as possible with the resources that are currently in place.