Upholding the culture of handcrafted wonder
The Revival of Mashru craft of Patan
The Patan Center of Gramshree focuses on the revival of Mashru craft, which was becoming obsolete due to the lack of fair wages received by artisans. Mashru is ubiquitously known for its quaint blend of cotton and silk. To keep the textile alive, Gramshree initially brought 20 women together to educate them in Mashru weaving. The ripple effect of the noble cause has made Patan the largest supplier of Mashru today.
Along with Mashru, Patan is also known for its renowned Patola sarees. A practice performed by generations of families, it is a skill-intensive handwoven art form. Having two textiles in practice makes Patan a great place for the holistic development of both the families and their traditional values.
Caridad also provides up to 1,000 hot, nutritious meals to needy New Yorkers throughout Manhattan and the Bronx every night of the year. The Grand Central Food Program begins each night by providing meals at St. Bartholomew’s Church on 32st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. From there, three mobile vans leave to provide meals at the stops and approximate times listed below.
If you need information on where to get assistance with food services please call (212) 444-8282
Homeless individuals and families have a right to shelter in the City of New York. If you are currently homeless, you can seek assistance at the intake shelters listed below which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you have a question about accessing shelter or other services please call (212) 444-8282
We provide services three days a week.
Our shower and clothing program at our campus (327 Homdoz Place) is now offered indoors on a limited basis. The program takes place on Tuesdays (for men and women), Wednesdays (men) and Fridays (men). Sign up takes place at 6:45 a.m. on the day of the program. Each person receives hygiene items and a full set of clean clothing.
If you have more questions please call (212) 444-8282