The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers will be distributing linens to its residents’ thanks to a partnership between the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Goods360, and the City of Yonkers.
Four pallets of linens were delivered to MHACY with the assistance of the Yonkers Police Department and its Department of Public Works, which coordinated the delivery from United Way and transported the goods.
The linens were received as part of a partnership that United Way has with Good360, which acts as a clearinghouse for corporate donations. As a Good360 nonprofit partner, United Way has access to highly needed, donated goods that Good360 sources from hundreds of socially responsible corporate donors such as Brooklinen. They then distribute these products to local, vetted nonprofits.
Wilson Kimball, President and CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers, said that linens are essential items, but the cost is out of reach for many working families.
“We are grateful to the United Way, Brooklinen and the Yonkers Police and Public Works Departments for making this such a seamless effort to bring essentials to our residents at a time when many are struggling to get by,’’ said Kimball.
“The City of Yonkers was happy to provide whatever assistance was needed to make this possible,’’ said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “Thank you to the Police and Public Works Departments for coordinating this effort.’’
Tom Gabriel, President and CEO of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam, said that the United Way has been able to provide thousands of local residents with support through the Goods360 program that was especially needed during the pandemic. “Winter is always a difficult time, but with the pandemic and the depletion of supplies, these linens will go a long way to helping families who need it. We also want to thank Goods360. We could not have created this conduit of support for these agencies without their help,” said Gabriel. “It is partnerships like these that help us to fulfill our mission to lift up people in crisis to self-sufficiency.’’