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

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CANCELED December Advisory Board Meeting CANCELED December Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, Dec 4, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm General Needs Advisory board meetings are fully open... read more
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CANCELED December Advisory Board Meeting

General Needs Advisory...

Monday, Dec 4, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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"You Matter Blanket" Event "You Matter Blanket" Event

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm Volunteers will be hand sewing the “Handmade with... read more
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"You Matter Blanket" Event

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Saturday, Dec 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Holiday Prep and Pack-up 2 Holiday Prep and Pack-up 2

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm read more
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Holiday Prep and Pack-up 2

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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December Prep, Pack, & Pick-up December Prep, Pack, & Pick-up

Saturday, Dec 16, 2017
9:30am - 11:00am This month's items planned for distribution are Coats... read more
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December Prep, Pack, & Pick-up

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Saturday, Dec 16, 2017
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

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Holiday Prep and Pack-up 3 Holiday Prep and Pack-up 3

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm read more
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Holiday Prep and Pack-up 3

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Riverhead Dinner and Distribution Riverhead Dinner and Distribution

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
4:30pm - 7:00pm *Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address... read more
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Riverhead Dinner and Distribution

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Yaphank Dinner and Distribution Yaphank Dinner and Distribution

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
4:30pm - 7:00pm *Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address... read more
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Yaphank Dinner and Distribution

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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Northport Dinner and Distribution Northport Dinner and Distribution

Friday, Dec 22, 2017
4:30pm - 7:00pm *Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address... read more
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Northport Dinner and Distribution

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Friday, Dec 22, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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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...

450 Winter Items Delivery

December 12 - 24, 2016 450 Winter Coats, Gloves, Scarves, and Hats delivered by General Needs Volunteers

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,...

Boot Distribution – Veteran’s Day

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

Boots Across Long Island Concert

Amazing night for the Homeless Veterans Charity at the Paramount in Huntington

Boots Across Long Island: Video

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