We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit immigrant women-led grassroots organization based in Brooklyn, NY
EIN Number: 81-2473789
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Many families have joined our PS217 community in recent weeks.

People In Need is collecting and distributing funds to help them get settled. Money raised will be used to purchase bulk necessities and provided directly to folks so they can decide how to best meet their own needs.

Any amount will help!

Funds can also be donated directly through Venmo @peopleinneed without processing

fees, with the note: "Aid for PS217 New Neighbors"


Celebrating 2nd Annual Iftaar Party at JALSA


Co-Founder Nowshin Ali in Kawish NY Tv


Co-Founder Nowshin Ali hosting COVID-19 Vaccine Forum in Bangla for TBN24

September 4th, 2022
Back To School Backpack & Supplies Distribution

Sunday, September 4th, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Avenue C PlazaOn McDonald Avenue(Avenue C & Church Avenue)

As always it is free and open to all.  Kids must be present to get the backpack & supply. 1 unit per child,
No appointment is needed.

Trailer: That Change I Have Seen

Trailer for the Cannes Film Festival Award Winning short film, "That Change I Have Seen" directed, produced, filmed, and edited by Samantha Grace Schulte.

"A blunt reality emerged early on in the coronavirus pandemic — certain communities were hit particularly hard. Little Pakistan in Central Brooklyn is one of them. It is here that we meet Nowshin Ali and Anurag Shrivastava, restaurateurs of a delicious local Indian spot and co-founders of a nonprofit that supports low-income, immigrant families. That Change I Have Seen is a meditation on the power of crises to lay bare our deepest inequalities, and reveal our greatest heroes." 

People In Need COVID-19 Food Insecurity Campaign Video

We are honored to receive Mayoral Service Recognition for our Food Insecurity Campaign throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

This video was featured during the Mayoral Service Recognition event. 

Video by Clàudia Prat

Humanity March 2021 & Youth Community Street Fair

Our neighborhoods came together to celebrate and recognize the essential mutual aid efforts from our community organizations in the Flatbush, Kensington, and Ditmas Park areas.

At our back-to-school supplies and backpack distribution, we were able to help 500 students begin their school year with the right materials.

Learn more about the event here.

Video by Clàudia Prat

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Brooklyn, NY - 11230, USA.