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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September Advisory Board Meeting September Advisory Board Meeting

Monday, Sep 11, 2017
6:30pm - 7:30pm General Needs Advisory board meetings are fully open... read more
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September Advisory Board Meeting

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Monday, Sep 11, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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September Prep, Pack, & Pick-up September Prep, Pack, & Pick-up

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

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Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
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Riverhead Dinner and Distribution Riverhead Dinner and Distribution

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm *Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address... read more
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Riverhead Dinner and Distribution

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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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Northport BBQ Dinner and Distribution Northport BBQ Dinner and Distribution

Friday, Sep 22, 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, Sep 22, 2017
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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St. Albans Breakfast and Distribution St. Albans Breakfast and Distribution

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am *Volunteers will be contacted with exact venue address... read more
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St. Albans Breakfast and Distribution

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Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
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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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