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The Star Project Map Distribution
January 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Star Project is an initiative of local organizations, businesses, and individuals dedicated to overcoming homelessness, food insecurity, and substance use disorders in The City of Newburgh. The model is simple: Local businesses and individuals sponsor a bulletin board. The cost for a bulletin board and the materials needed is $20.00. The bulletin boards are then placed in local restaurants, delis, pizza shops, and other eateries who are participating partners in the project. When patrons come in to purchase food at these eateries they are given the option to buy a food item for someone in need. If they purchase a food item, they write a personalized message on a sticky note and post it on the bulletin board. People who are in need can then take the sticky note down and redeem the note for the food item purchased (a slice of pizza or a bagel for example). In addition to the meal, the staff at the participating eatery will also have printed materials of local resources that can be of help to the person in need (substance use outreach programs, shelters, warming stations, etc…). It costs the restaurant or eatery nothing to participate in The Star Project. Individual members of the community support other members of the community by paying it forward and purchasing a meal and local programs play their part simply by providing materials for distribution. On January 15th, MLK Day 2018, Volunteers will spread out through The City of Newburgh to distribute printed maps of the city with participating eateries listed on the maps. We will visit homeless shelters, warming stations, and other key locations for connecting with people in need.