Community Heroes


The caring and generosity of our neighbors during the past weeks has been extraordinary and uplifting for clients and staff.  To the many friends and neighbors who made or donated masks, or who surprised us with food deliveries with the added benefit of supporting the local restaurants, thank you all!

By mid-April we received more than 3,000 much needed masks. The lovely ones pictured are from the Brooklyn Quilters Guild who have partnered with the Park Slope Women’s Shelter for years. Each month they donate and raffle off a lovely homemade quilt for residents. Thank you Alice Braziller and the Brooklyn Quilters Guild for your time and talent.

Thank you also to “Aunt Veronica”, neighbor Katrina, and Kathryn Krase who made and donated much needed masks.

Thank you to The MOM’s Network who donated 100 hot meals to the Park Residence in partnership with the Latino Pastoral Action Center. For the past two years The MOM’s Network led by CEO Jasmin Ortiz and supported by CAMBA liaison Jessica Toro have donated school supplies, toys and now prepared meals for our clients. We extend our ongoing thanks to the MOM’s Network and the Latino Pastoral Action Center for their kindness.

Thank you Bethel Ministries, a longtime CAMBA community partner, who helped connect us to Zam Barrett, owner of the 5M Mask Company.  Mr. Barrett graciously donated 200 masks to Magnolia House.  Our thanks to Bethel Ministries for their ongoing support of CAMBA, and to Mr. Barrett for his generosity!

Thank you to the Brooklyn Supported Agriculture (BSA), who has been bringing farm fresh food to our clients in the Maternal Infant Health Program. BSA has already delivered nutritious fresh foods to 15 struggling families.  Thanks also to Grandchamps Restaurant, that serves as the base for BSA, who facilitated pick-up orders of family style meals for 30 families. Our thanks to BSA, Grandchamps, and the community donations that are supporting this program.

Thank you to Brooklyn community members who have gone out of their way to support CAMBA through virtual gift drives. Ms. Rosanne Limoncelli made an appeal on behalf of CAMBA to her St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Sandwich Sunday Outreach Team, which resulted in generous support. Thank you to Rosanne and everyone at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity!

Finally, I’d like to share a note of inspiration included with groceries to Kings Inn.  “Dear Friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”  3 John 1:2.   Thank you to the Mount Horeb Baptist Church members who delivered 90 bags of groceries along with these good wishes and inspiration to families at Kings Inn.   We are grateful to Reverend Gilbert Pickett, Sr., Deaconess Doris Gross & Sister Diane Scott along with the Ann T. Moreland Health & Wellness Education Outreach Ministry who sponsored this gift.