Through his Helping Homeless Women GoFundMe page, Mickey Zezima aims to give everyday necessities to those women in need.
June 14, 2017 (NY Metro) -- New Yorkers walk past countless homeless people on a daily basis. Sadly, many turn a blind eye as they scurry past, while others give a few coins or dollars when they can, but one Queens resident aims to do much more -- and he needs your help.
“Recovering activist” Mickey Zezima, who works as a personal trainer and writer, has been helping homeless women by giving them vital necessities like feminine products, clothing, food, water and more.
“Homeless women are virtually invisible in the city,” Zezima told Metro. “The men, they yell at you, they’ll sing, they’ll dance, they’ll coerce you into a donation. Women, they have to go looking for them. The same dynamics of male supremacy play out.”
In October, after more than a year of buying supplies out of his own pocket, Zezima started a GoFundMe page called Helping Homeless Women and has so far raised more than $5,500 of his $12,000 goal.
We asked Zezima how it got started, about those who may question his intentions and why he won’t work with the city.