Come Celebrate “40 Years INN”

Photo of folks helping out at the INN provided by Dana Lopez, Director of Marketing & Communications.

Photo of volunteers working at the INN provided by Dana Lopez, Director of Marketing & Communications.

It’s been 40 years since a group of concerned citizens opened the first soup kitchen in Nassau County, which later became the Mary Brennan INN in Hempstead.

This place has been an inspiration since its inception; a living model of what’s possible when a few folks see a need, and then decide they care and will together do something about it. Since 1983, they have met every challenge and deepening understanding with loving innovation.

I recently got a tour. There, dedicated staff and volunteers shared some of the deep ways the organization has grown just in the last few years. I will write more about this soon. It’s significant!

Meanwhile, please know: This has not been an easy year for food pantries to stay stocked. Whatever you can do to help those less fortunate is needed and appreciated.

A great way to learn more, meet great people and help advance The INN’s mission is to support:

The INN Annual Luncheon – Celebrating “40 Years INN!”
Where: The Garden City Hotel
When: Friday, October 20th. Networking begins at 10:30am. Program at noon.
Presenting: The Kathie Eagan Community Service Award to long-time board member Michael Monahan of CohnReznick LLP.
For tickets and sponsorship information: Please visit the event page. 
Another way to support the INN: This fundraiser offers a case of wine for the holidays while also caring for those in need.
Learn more about how to help here.
Bottom line, it’s all about partnering with those in need in a dignified and respectful manner to help them achieve self-sufficiency. Grateful thanks to all who help support that. It means a lot.