Hallie’s Angels

Hallie’s Angels, the youth action division of Sunnyside’s own LOVE, HALLIE Foundation, is collaborating with Queens Together, a new initiative to feed our borough’s first responders and needy through local independent food businesses. All money the Hallie’s Angels raise for this initiative will go to funding Queens Together’s Elmhurst effort; some of the local food businesses that are part of this so far include: Senso Unico, Tangra Asian Fusion, the Queensboro, Zen Yai, and Butter Beans catering.

Sustaining an initiative of this size requires a lot of support. The total cost to provide one hospital worker a meal is about $13, including delivery and tip. Each delivery of approximately 80 meals costs about $1,000.

You can make your gift by visiting Queens Together’s portal on the Queens EDC’s website; when you make your gift, please note that this is for Elmhurst Hospital meals. Your gift is tax deductible!

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District said, “Our current extraordinary crisis has highlighted the importance of loving and caring for our locals: our neighbors, the small business next door, the institutions that care for us. We are proud to tell you about a new way that you can help make a difference: feeding our critical frontline healthcare workers at Elmhurst Hospital, while also providing lifeline to some of our local restaurants that are struggling to survive.

“We are grateful that in our own community, we have a partner that is working to cultivate the extraordinary empathy and energy of young people to make a better world! And we are deeply thankful to both the healthcare workers fighting for our health and safety even at the risk of their own and to the local restaurants that give life to our neighborhood. Your pledge to our campaign expresses gratitude to both of these communities in an immediate, loving, nourishing way!”

“I am so fortunate, and I intend to help other people share my good fortune.” – Hallie Geier, age 10

The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District is a tax exempt, nonprofit organization working to promote and enhance the commercial district of Sunnyside. “We sweep the sidewalks, hang the holiday lights, produce local events and execute Shop Local promotions to highlight our district’s diverse and delicious businesses.”