"Communi-Tea” Event Supports LSSNY Youth


Thank you to the Women’s Ministry at The Lutheran Church for the Resurrection in Garden City for the art supplies and donations for our youth at the New LIFE School in the Bronx. Over 100 women gathered for the “Communi-Tea 2018” event in support of LSSNY and heard from LSSNY CEO & President Damyn Kelly.

LSSNY Kicks-Off Annual Walking Challenge!

There’s no question that walking is good for you! It’s free, healthy and easy to do. LSSNY staff are once again participating in its annual Walking Challenge—a three-week program to measure and increase participants’ daily steps and promote movement.

Pictured are members of Team Kiel-ometers/Fineapples from HR and Legal Services, who completed their first team walk as part of the 2018 LSSNY Walking Challenges.

JetBlue Donates Bikes to Our Foster Care Children

Children at our foster care program will receive 40 bikes from JetBlue as part of the annual JetBlue For Good Bike Build program. The bikes will be presented during an upcoming graduation ceremony, which will highlight students who have done exceptional work. “The bicycles are a wonderful gift to the children at our foster care program,” said Damyn Kelly, LSSNY CEO. “It allows them to stay physically active during the summer months and gives them the opportunity to enjoy the simple, childhood pleasure of riding a bike.”

LSSNY 13th Annual Award Celebration

LSSNY holds its most successful fundraising event in its 130 plus-year history at the 13th Annual Award Celebration. At the sold-out event, the Bethlehem Fund announced its generous support of $1.8M to LSSNY. Emceed by the 5-time Emmy award-winning tv personality Cathy Hobbs, the gala honored Ms. Marlene Lund and Mrs. Roxanne Oellrich for their dedication to helping those less fortunate, particularly women and children. View photos here.

Free Citizenship Classes

LSSNY is partnering with Women for Afghan Women to offer free ESL and citizenship exam preparation.

Classes are available regardless of gender, race, nationality, age, religion or sexual orientation.

LSSNY’s Immigration Hotline – a New Resource for Immigrants

Individuals can call and ask general questions about immigration law, current immigration policies, and where to access additional assistance. 

Call: 212.870.1179

Calls will be answered in person from 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, callers can leave a message and someone from the Immigration Legal Program will call them back.


Lutheran Social Services of New York has been strengthening lives, families and communities for more than 125 years. This has been made possible through the work of dedicated staff, committed volunteers, and supportive congregations and communities.


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