Candy Cane Lane: the magic continues!

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Every December, The Floating Hospital hosts Candy Cane Lane. It’s a magical event for the families we host, where they experience the warmth and joy of the holiday season.

As with many things in 2020, Candy Cane Lane has had to “pivot” and adapt to ways of hosting our community safely. Though we’re doing things a little differently this year, what doesn’t change is the love and wonder of the occasion!

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Welcome to Candy Cane Lane 2020!

Families completing their clinical appointments will receive a ticket to visit Candy Cane Lane, held in our Community Outreach Center. Our youngest patients may choose two brand-new toys to call their own and parents can select seasonal clothes, hats and scarves.

For many, this is the only bit of holiday warmth they experience.

This event, now in its 14th year, is not possible without the generous support of our donors and community members. Every year, we receive toys and clothes from our neighbors in Queens, the wider city of New York and, indeed, from around the country. Donors include both individuals and businesses and we’re beyond grateful for their kindness.

If you or your company would like to support our holiday gift program for families living with homelessness, you can do so with our Amazon wishlist. If you’d like to find out more about donating or volunteering, please email Ann-Louise Lipman.

Since 1866, The Floating Hospital has been the largest provider of healthcare and education to families living with homelessness. Based in Long Island City, it provides comprehensive primary, dental and behavioral-health services, and health-education to patients living in more than 300 shelters and domestic violence safe houses throughout New York City.

In 2021, The Floating Hospital moved into a new modern main clinic in Long Island City, and continue to support patients in satellite clinics at family homeless shelters and public housing complexes in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.


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