ARK will work collaboratively with local homeless shelters until we are able to establish our own facility. Our goal is to launch a shelter to offer warm meals and a place to stay for indigent individuals. The facility will also offer counseling to those individuals, educating them on the various help available to them for education and employment. We will help them find their own homes, and help them get back on their feet to become productive members of society.
ARK will work closely with food distribution companies and clothing manufacturers with the goal of raising funds through donations as well as other creative measures including selling raffle tickets, holding trips and excursions as well as various social gatherings to solicit donations. ARK has already partnered with Better World Books to receive donations of books to distribute to low income individuals. The funds collected will be used to purchase additional items for distribution. ARK will also seek grants associated with our organization goals.
ARK will work closely with other organizations and churches in reaching out to these individuals to supply their needs for various goods and services. ARK has already partnered with the National Educators Program as well as CAMBA which has well over 30 locations in Brooklyn, New York as well as the St. Matthew Church. These organizations along with ARK will continue to provide the necessities for the local community, including members who have recently been displaced by the aftermath of Super storm Sandy.