Several northeast Queens groups and organizations are still accepting donations for local victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Most groups discourage the donation of clothing, but many local organizations are still accepting school supplies or various other items, such as flashlights and cleaning supplies.
Here is a list of groups in Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck that are seeking donations.
Samuel Field Y
Although the Little Neck-based Y is no longer accepting clothing donations, it is still in need of blankets, candles, flashlights, water, food, batteries, diapers and wipes, gloves, masks, rubber boots, shovels, cleaning supplies, bleach, trash bags, serving dishes and utensils’
For more information, call 718-225-6750, ext. 202 or visit the Y’s website.
Both Bayside’s Bourbon Street and Kew Gardens’s Austin’s Steak and Ale are hosting benefits on Nov. 16 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Half of the proceeds raised at the event will go toward helping residents of the Rockaways and Long Island who were affected by the storm.
The cost will be $45 per person and will include an open bar and complimentary buffet. The event, which will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., will include live music and guest bartenders from around Queens.
Bourbon Street is located at 40-12 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, while Austin’s is located at 82-70 Austin St. in Kew Gardens.
Marlene’s Studio and Home NY Real Estate
Marlene’s Studio, located at 40-56 Douglaston Parkway, and Home NY, located at 40-60 Douglaston Parkway, are collecting school supplies for students in the Rockaways.
Those interested in donating can drop off notebooks, crayons, pencils, paper, glue sticks, folders and other school supplies this week. The two businesses will hand out the supplies at Far Rockaway’s St. Mary’s By the Sea on Friday.
The Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps is holding a drive for Sandy victims that will last at least through Nov. 16.
The group is currently accepting medical supplies, cleaning supplies, items for babies, animal food, hats, gloves, scarves and toiletries. For more information, visit the ambulance corps's Facebook page.