“Shelter Your Love” for Valentine’s Day

North Shore Sheltering Program Launches $5 Gift Card Collection

January 31, 2019, Glen Cove, NY…For Glen Cove residents who want to share their love with those in need this Valentine’s Day, you are invited to participate in the North Shore Sheltering Program’s second annual “Shelter Your Love” gift card collection drive.

Residents, local businesses and organizations can donate $5.00 gift cards to Glen Cove coffee shops, fast food restaurants, drug stores, supermarkets and retailers.  The cards will be donated to clients of the North Shore Sheltering program and gift cards ($5 denomination only) can be dropped off in a collection box located in front of the information window at Glen Cove’s City Hall, 9 Glen Street or mailed to Shelter Your Love c/o Glen Cove City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY, 11542.  Donations will be accepted through Valentine’s Day.

“People in Glen Cove and surrounding communities had been asking us how they can provide assistance to the North Shore Sheltering Program,” said Cantor Gustavo Gitlin, program organizer.  “While local volunteers, schools and civic organizations are so generous in donating meals and necessities to our clients and supporting our new day center pilot program, the “Shelter Your Love” program was created last year to give our clients a modest cost gift card to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, a lunch sandwich or to purchase essentials like toothpaste and socks.”  “Based on the success of last year’s North Shore Sheltering Program’s ‘Shelter Your Love’ effort I want to encourage all residents to once again take five minutes to share their love and donate a $5 gift card,” added Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke.