To achieve long term goals of self-sufficiency, Powerhouse NYC helps young families by first fulfilling their short-term needs; such as baby supplies, clothing, and basic family items. We’ve found that here in New York there is no shortage of supplies. The true challenge is figuring out how to transfer, store and reallocate these resources so that the people who want to give their unneeded items away can successfully connect with those who need these items most. On the giving side, we leverage our network of families through Project Playdate and local schools to have ongoing access to recyclable goods. On the receiving side, Powerhouse NYC partners with residential programs throughout New York to provide access to these goods, transportation support and consultations on how to increase the efficiency of this reallocation process. With basic needs met, we are supporting the services and education necessary for long-term sustainability