In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, 92Y is committed to helping those who have suffered hardship and loss and are struggling to recover.

How You Can Help

We have partnered with the UJA Federation of New York’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, which has committed to use 100% of all gifts to the relief fund for direct aid to those in need. To donate, visit UJA Federation of New York's website or text SANDY to 80108 to give $10 to Hurricane Sandy Relief. See terms and conditions.

At the moment, organizations that we are working with are requesting the below items. We will be collecting them at our 92Y uptown location. We ask that you do not donate items that are not listed as, at the moment, we do not have organizations to bring them to.  Please keep checking back as our list will update as we are informed of different needs. 

  • Blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Towels
  • Bleach and/or Ammonia
  • Heavy duty plastic bags/Contractor bags
  • Scrub brushes for scouring mold
  • Cleaning gloves (like those for dish washing)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Buckets
  • Toiletries
  • Gently used adult clothing

Food Needs

  • Sugar-free cereal
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Granola bars
  • Quarts of shelf-stable 1% or skim milk
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned soup
  • Tomato sauce
  • Oatmeal

Clothing Needs

  • Girl - Size 6 / Shoe Size 12 / 4 mos
  • Boy - 4 yrs

92Y Shababa still cares; bringing Hanukah light and HEAT to the Rockaways!
The residents of the Far Rockaways are still in great need of our help, and we have a direct line to families and are collecting:

Electric Space Heaters
New/gently used Blankets
New/gently used Coats  (Please wash any gently used items)

We also need drivers!
Bring to 92Y Shababa on Friday and Saturday Hanukah Candle lighting or Buy online. When you check out please choose the ship address of Queen Makkada, which will appear with your other frequent shipping addresses. The full details are hidden.

To learn about additional ways to contribute and volunteer, visit the city’s service website at

Thank you to everyone in our community who has supported our efforts to provide physical and spiritual aid to those touched by the hurricane.


92Y’s response to Hurricane Sandy reflects the organization’s longstanding commitment to providing long-term support, education and guidance to the members of its diverse community. Since 92Y’s establishment in 1874, we have supported the city and its inhabitants through wars, epidemics, disasters and their aftermaths. 92Y’s contributions have included bond, blood, food and fund-raising drives; the creation of a War School to train prospective soldiers in military arts like telegraphy; the establishment of canteens for soldiers; and the preparation of care packages for men on the front lines. 92Y also stepped up to the plate during post-war periods with programs like job counseling and placement, and during influenza epidemics and other outbreaks, 92Y took care of hospital- and home-bound patients. After 9/11, 92Y created the 92nd Street Y September 11 Response Fund to support 92Y services and programs that were put in place within days of the World Trade Center attack.

This has been possible because of the generous support of our community.