September 2022 Medical Professional Newsletter

admroarnycNovember 09, 2022

Progress Report UpdateWe understand that our sites continue to face challenges on the ground with the ongoing pandemic hence, ROR GNY will EXTEND the July Progress Report deadline from September 1st to October  1st, 2022.  This is a hard deadline, and the portal will be closed on October 1st EOD.  We hope that this extension will give our sites a chance to prioritize the wellbeing of staff while gathering the information necessary to complete the report. To support our sites with Progress Report completion we held two Office Hour sessions during which we answered any questions and concerns that our sites had. If you still have any questions, please reach out to Nardeen Khella at or Jessi Lizzio at 
 Free PPE Equipment for Families 
 NYC Health + Hospitals’ Test & Trace Corps has pallets of PPE Care Packages available for distribution to partners. These include 25 surgical masks, 2 rapid tests, and a hand sanitizer.They currently have 2 pallets of packages left. They can ship an entire pallet to a site (pallets contain 300 packages) or they can schedule a pick up location where you can pick up a few boxes. Their quantities are running out quickly.If you are interested in any pallets or interested in picking up PPE Care Packages, email Kari Kurjiaka at 
  Are you ready for In-Person Volunteers/ Readers in your Waiting Areas? 
  ROR GNY receives many inquiries for volunteer opportunities.  Since COVID-19 we have been utilizing volunteers to conduct virtual read alouds. 
Currently, we have volunteers ready to engage and are interested in conducting in-person read alouds in waiting rooms.Let us know if your site is open to in- person read alouds or other Volunteer opportunities. 
Please email 
Patricia Phillips at if you are interested in connecting with volunteers.   
  READS Back to School Celebration was a Success!!! 
On August 24th a Back to School Celebration with East New York Reads was held in Highland Park.  So many excited children came out.  Children received books, games, participated in activities and Read Alouds.We look forward to participating in more events.   
 All About Books Shipped to SitesWe are thrilled to announce that on August 18, 2022 over 18,000 books, many of which were bilingual, were shipped from All About Books and disbursed to 36 sites. We are excited for the families that will get to experience reading those stories.  A special Thank You to All About Books! 
  Reminder:  Get Your Tickets!Annual Benefit: Celebrating ResilienceMonday, October 3, 2022
6:30P.M. to 9:30P.M.
Tribeca Rooftop – 2 Desbrosses Street New York, NY 10013
Contact Trish for information:Trish Rollins Development Manager or