Now that we have put the decorations away, the holidays are behind us, and many of us are joining gyms to work off all those holiday cookies, there is one thing we must carry with us throughout the year. We have to be GRATEFUL for the things that weren’t wrapped and put under the tree. And we have to appreciate our families and our cozy homes.
As many of you may know, homelessness in New York City has been on the rise. Did you know that children represent 55% of New Yorkers in family shelters? Yup, shocking to me, too. There are several organizations dedicated to helping these people in need.
One organization that stood out to Knicks Film School is WIN (Women In Need). They have been helping families in NYC for over 35 years by providing safe housing, and various services for women and children in need.
This organization might sound familiar to Knicks fans. Allonzo Trier, the undrafted sensation, recently launched a T-shirt campaign “BU1LT 4 THIS” which donated all proceeds to WIN.
As if he needed to do anything else to capture the hearts of New Yorkers! We couldn’t help but fall in love with him more on and off the court. You want this guy to make it as far as possible in his NBA journey, as well as in life. This is nothing new from Mr. Trier. He has been volunteering in homeless shelters from a young age thanks to his mother Marcie Trier. This was an effort to keeping him conscious and level headed. We applaud both of them for their charitable work.
KFS is looking forward to kicking off the New Year in making our contribution to WIN by both volunteering in activities which will be led by the women that represent KFS and donating in-kind with the help of our amazing community.
Our volunteer events will be taking place in the spring. We will have multiple days of volunteering to make sure everyone gets a chance to start the year off right by giving back to the community. We are also asking our amazing followers to join us on the campaign. Maybe not everyone can lend their time, but you can do your part with a generous donation to help other New Yorkers.
This is what sets New York apart from other cities. In the fast hustle and bustle of a New York minute, we take the time to help.
In addition to helping an organization that helps women, we will be celebrating women associated with the Knicks throughout the month. Swin Cash will be honored as one of our main female focal points. She has had a successful career in the WNBA and is currently a studio Analyst for ESPN and MSG. On her days off she is a mommy to the adorable Saint Cash Canal who was born on August 24th 2017. Yes she does it all!
In today’s society, where women have to find the perfect balance, or even at times choose one thing over another, Swin does it effortlessly. You can get tips and pointers from her podcasts “She’s Got Time” where she discusses every day topics that are relatable to all.
Help us celebrate women and give back to those in need!
A small donation of time or money will go a long way in ensuring organizations like WIN are able to achieve their mission of providing safe housing and critical services for New Yorkers who are less fortunate than us.