We went to Times Square, Union Square and Broadway in Brooklyn to explain Wandering Aid and our My NY Needs project to strangers in less than 30 seconds.
My NY Needs is an initiative to make resources more available to people who need them.
Resources can be food, clothing, short-term housing such as shelters, long-term housing, job services, medical and more.
People in need can be any of us who need something we cannot access on our own.
We join these two together while making sure those we list are safe, clean, sustainable and other criteria in order to make sure they really help people.
The 30 second pitch was a challenge from Ignition Lab, an entrepreneur program associated with Pratt Institute.