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Spirit of giving continues after the holidays thanks to Bronx nonprofit

Bronx residents lined up to receive resources such as health screenings, winter coats, mobile phones, care packages and even Narcan kits.

News 12 Staff

Jan 17, 2023, 10:12 PM

Updated 517 days ago

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Two Bronx sisters are extending the season of giving to a year-round celebration with their nonprofit organization aimed to help those in need.  
Shanique and Kelli-Ann Francis joined together to found Immanuel Cares and held a pop-up care hub on Tuesday to provide for those needing some aid after the holidays.  
“We knew it was cold, and we were like ‘OK, maybe we should wait until the summer.’ But we wanted to make sure that we let them know that no matter what season it is, we care about you,” said Shanique.  
Bronx residents lined up to receive resources such as health screenings, winter coats, mobile phones, care packages and even Narcan kits.  
“Anyone can experience homelessness, any of us, at any time… we understand and we’re here,” said Kelli-Ann. “So we’re giving out these harm reduction supplies to help reduce the risk of death if anyone has fentanyl in their drugs or reverse the effects of opioids.” 
There was also a vaccine bus on site for those in attendance who wanted to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot or STI testing.
This is the Francis sisters’ first-ever pop-up, and they plan to host more in the coming months.  


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