Timeless Beauty at Pelham Parkway NORC and the Sue Ginsburg Senior Center!

What I love about beauty is that it is timeless and that it can be found in every woman. Last week I was extremely blessed to provide a little TLC for some lovely ladies at the Sue Ginsburg Community Center via the Pelham Parkway NORC program. The Sue Ginsburg Community Center & the Pelham Parkway NORC are great programs that are a valuable resource for the community’s seniors. Seniors can drop in for a hot lunch, check their email, get their blood pressure checked or any one of the other services available, it truly is appreciated. At our Timeless Beauty event, I was lucky enough to meet some seriously timeless beauties!

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I gathered up some of my favorite beauty products – including Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation , lovely colored lipsticks, Sally Hansen nail polishes, NYC eyeliners to name a few and headed out the door. I loved talking shop with the ladies, they shared my general enthusiasm for beauty and were eager to swap tips, tricks, and product recommendations! It was a pleasure learning from them as they shared some tips of their own with me – like what products they use to moisturize delicate skin and favorite sun protection lotions.

Timeless Beauty Event

As part of the event some even had their nails painted while refreshments were served. It was a great time! I genuinely loved being able to show some of the ladies how to highlight their natural beauty – which is what makeup is about – not wearing a mask, but just flaunting what you’ve already got and feeling beautiful. I wanted them to feel pampered and beautiful.

Bronx Beauty Event at Pelham

At the end of the event swag bags were provided by The NYC Talon for everyone that had their makeup done (in The NYC Talon colors, of course). The ladies also got to take home the eyeliner and lipstick of their choice.

Swag Bags

It was a lovely afternoon, and I want to thank NORC and the Sue Ginsburg Senior Center as well as all the lovely women at the event – I certainly hope that we’ll do it again!

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

On the evening of October 29th Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East coast leaving behind a trail of destruction. East coast communities like the Jersey Shore, New York City, Long Island, and others have been devastated with the impact of the storm.

Many residents have gone, and continue to go without power, food, and/or access to clean water. Join Times Square Church as they partner with others churches, government, local and relief organizations to provide assistance and resources to those affected.

There are no overhead or administrative costs being deducted from your donation – this means 100% of your donation is really going towards aiding Hurricane Sandy victims. Time Square Church has been and continues to donate truckloads of water, food, and other necessities to hard hit areas – as well as feeding victims and those helping to restore homes.

If you’re a New Yorker (and even if you’re not) and looking to volunteer then listen up! TSC’s website lists where and how you can volunteer your services, where the need for volunteers are, the donations that are needed for those locations, and how you can get in contact with them.

Can’t volunteer? Then here’s a list of drop off centers, with their donation needs, throughout the boroughs. The temperature is dropping, and without access to heat many are in need of coats, gloves, scarves, etc.

Out of state? Donate any time online, or for more info about donating click here!

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy and are in need – please click here for more information on how to get assistance asap!

As always, prayer is both needed and welcome!

TSC’s efforts to aid Hurricane Sandy victims is completely transparent and hands-on. Supplies are being sent directly to the areas where they are needed, and both church goers and otherwise and volunteering their time and skills to help others. Please consider in helping out as well. Thank you!

List of Drop-Off Center’s by Borough with various needs:

Donations Needed: Various Boroughs

Various churches are in need of the following items:

God’s Love in Action
226th Bronxwood, Bronx
Needs: clothing (men/women/children), food

Rhema Sanctuary of Praise
486 Howe Ave, Bronx
Contact: Kimberly 646-285-7328
Needs: batteries, flashlights, candles, water

Bridge builders Christian Ministries
554 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, 11575
Contact: Pastor Estioco 347-668-6391
Needs: food & water

United Faith Evangelistic Ministry
246 Herzl St. Brooklyn, NY
Contact: Pastor Howard 347-499-0444
Needs: blankets, flashlights, batteries, water
(for members of the congregation who live in Far Rockaway & Canarsie)

List of Drop-Off Center’s by Borough for Blanket and Winter Coat Donations:


 There is an immediate need for winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets in the New York area for people without power.

The following is a list of drop-off locations by borough that we currently know of that are taking donations to distribute to the community.

Please do not bring blankets or coats to Times Square Church as this will only delay getting it to the people who need it immediately.

If you cannot make it to any of these locations, please reach out to your local church or government office to find additional drop-off locations in your area.

* Please no clothes, only winter coats and blankets.


 Hope NYC church
142-82 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11436

Senator Addabbo’s office
159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach, Queens 11414

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St. John’s Lutheran Church
216 Jewett Ave
Staten Island, 10302

UPDATE: The correct address is – 663 Manor Rd., Staten Island 10314

Bridge builders Christian Ministries
554 Tompkins Ave. Staten island, NY 11575


Church of God East Flatbush
409 East 95th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212

United Faith Evangelistic Ministry
246 Herzl St. Brooklyn, NY


Kingsbridge Armory
29 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10463

God’s Love in Action
226th Bronxwood
Bronx, NY

Rhema Sanctuary of Praise
486 Howe Ave.