Serving Our Homeless Veterans With Dignity

General Needs focuses on helping thousands of homeless Long Island Veterans and their families through your charitable donations and support.

Our mission focuses on providing the basic necessities that are missing
in the everyday lives of our homeless veterans.

Donate

Join our mission. Financial support and donated goods help us make a difference in veterans’ lives.

Volunteer

Learn how you can get involved in General Needs fundraisers and charity events.

Veteran Stories

Hear the stories from the homeless veterans your donations support.

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Click here for information about the General Needs nonprofit and our partner agencies.

Upcoming Events

Click on an event title for more details and to register as a volunteer!

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Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
5:00pm - 5:00pmGeneral Needs will have a booth at the Huntington Fall...read more
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Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2

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Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 5:00pm

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Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
5:00pm - 5:00pmGeneral Needs will have a booth at the Huntington Fall...read more
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Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2

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Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 5:00pm

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Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
5:00pm - 5:00pmGeneral Needs will have a booth at the Huntington Fall...read more
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Huntington Fall Festival - Booth #Museum L2

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Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 5:00pm

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October Prep, Pack, & Pick-upOctober Prep, Pack, & Pick-up

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
9:30am - 11:00amThis month's items planned for distribution are Underwear,...read more
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October Prep, Pack, & Pick-up

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Saturday, Oct 21, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

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“A Taste of the Town!” hosted by The Rotary Club of Huntington“A Taste of the Town!” hosted by The Rotary Club of Huntington

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
6:30pm - 9:30pmread more
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“A Taste of the Town!” hosted by The Rotary Club of Huntington

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Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Riverhead Dinner and DistributionRiverhead Dinner and Distribution

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
4:30pm - 7:00pm*Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address...read more
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Riverhead Dinner and Distribution

*Volunteers will...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Yaphank Dinner and DistributionYaphank Dinner and Distribution

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm*Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address...read more
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Yaphank Dinner and Distribution

*Volunteers will...

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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Northport BBQ Dinner and DistributionNorthport BBQ Dinner and Distribution

Friday, Oct 27, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm*Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address...read more
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Northport BBQ Dinner and Distribution

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Friday, Oct 27, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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St. Albans Dinner and DistributionSt. Albans Dinner and Distribution

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017
4:30pm - 7:00pm*Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address...read more
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St. Albans Dinner and Distribution

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Saturday, Oct 28, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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Long Island Cares - Huntington StationLong Island Cares - Huntington Station

Monday, Oct 30, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pmread more
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Long Island Cares - Huntington Station

Monday, Oct 30, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Past Events

See how your donations support veterans!

Rotary Bowling

Thank you to Joe Diblasi and Rotary Club of Southwest Queens Communities, NY for such a fantastic bowling event this past weekend. In case you missed it, here is the story that was run on NY1! "Queens residents are bowling for a purpose. The Rotary Club of Southwest...
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450 Winter Items Delivery

December 12 - 24, 2016 450 Winter Coats, Gloves, Scarves, and Hats delivered by General Needs Volunteers
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Wrapping Party at Westy’s

The Volunteers of General Needs wrapped Holiday gifts Sunday December 11, 2016 What happens when grade and middle school children fundraise to buy yarn? Then donate that yarn to senior Knitting and Crochet Guilds across Long Island? You get hundreds of scarves, hats,...
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Boot Distribution – Veteran’s Day

November 10-12, 2016 Watch 750 pairs of boots ship out with our volunteers on Veterans Day!
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Boots Across Long Island Concert

Amazing night for the Homeless Veterans Charity at the Paramount in Huntington
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Boots Across Long Island: Video

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