Maksim Grinberg

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season, especially around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, can make it easy to forget about human welfare as a whole and focus more singularly, but not for humanitarian Maksim Grinberg. Maksim Grinberg uses this time of the year to think more outwardly, and this year he is thinking about one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world: homelessness.

Those who know Maksim Grinberg know that this humanitarian crisis has always been close to his heart. As close acquaintance and former world champion of kickboxing Majid Raaes accounts, “I respect Maksim Grinberg because he is devoted to helping and sharing, he is a teacher we should look to. He treats all people the same way, the homeless on the street.”

According to New York’s Coalition for the Homeless, in 2020 there were 122,926 different homeless adults and children sleeping in the New York City municipal shelter system. This includes more than 39,300 homeless children and does not include the thousands of unsheltered homeless people who sleep on New York City streets each night, in the subway system, and in other public spaces.