Twins Celebrate Milestone Birthday by Giving Back

In early June, twin brothers, Siddharth and Shaurya, also affectionately known as the “SnS Bros,” were turning 10 years old, or as they called it, their “first double digits.” As many other children during the Covid-19 crisis, they were going … Read the rest

Soup Kitchen Volunteers Raise $10K for Pandemic Relief

Deena Albert and Isaac Alderstein met while volunteering at the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen last summer. Quickly learning how much they had in common, they began dating. When the restrictions for the pandemic began, they were unable to continue … Read the rest

INN Celebrity Ambassador Jessica Pimentel Raises Funds on 9/11 Charity Day

For the second year in a row, Jessica Pimentel, aka “Maria Ruiz” from the award-winning Netflix original series Orange is the New Black (OITNB), was on the phones with all smiles making trades in support of The INN for Cantor … Read the rest

Roslyn Library Patrons give “Food For Fines”

For the past 12 years, Roslyn’s Bryant Library, has led an effort with Joan Casson Sauer, Assistant Director of the library and Ellen Broder, an INN volunteer. The project called “Food For Fines” has happened each November for one week. … Read the rest

11-Year-Old Hosts “Kids Give Back” Gift Card Party

11-year-old James and his family really wanted to Get INNvolved and help their community members in need. Last Christmas, the family went to NYC during the winter and handed out gloves and hats to homeless people living on the street. … Read the rest

Children of INN Staff Come to Work and Get INNvolved

For the first time, The INN was proud to participate in the national event “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day” on April 25th. 21 children of INN staff members between the ages of 4 and 16 came to … Read the rest

Young Guest Returns to Help Others

*Names have been changed to protect guests’ privacy


Jean C. Victor, Jr. Manager, Mary Brennan INN

The look on Jean Victor’s face said it all. Dropped jaw, wide eyes with a glisten of moisture. In the 16 years he … Read the rest

Youth INNvolvement – Free E-Book!

Check out the free e-book below and flip through to find out all the ways young people can #GetINNvolved!

Use the toolbar below the image to zoom in and out, make the book fullscreen and download the document for your … Read the rest

Small Victories Add Up to Big Changes

Donald Axinn INN men’s shelter Program Manager Ty Hopkins shares a touching story about a young man who begins to make a change in his life just by cleaning his room.


Guests at the Donald Axinn INN men’s shelter … Read the rest

Lowe’s Heroes Make People Love Where They Volunteer


“Lowe’s Heroes” donate their time, talent and resources to create a comfortable and productive space for volunteers who give their time to those in Read the rest