New York Cares Day: Volunteer for Schools
New York Cares Day- October 13th 2012
If you're reminiscing on those back-to-school days this fall, but have long since left the schoolyard, New York Cares Day
is giving you an opportunity to relive those days while helping to revitalize some of New York's under served public schools.
On October 13th, New York Cares is organizing New York Cares Day: Volunteer for Schools
. Some of the activities volunteers can look forward to are:
- Painting walls
- Organizing books, files, etc
- Assembling or discarding furniture
Direct your kids' youthful energy towards philanthropy and make it a family activity! Children as young as 7 can attend and work on arts and crafts activities. Volunteers ages 17 and under are welcome as well, but must be accompanied by an adult. Youth teams of high school students must include one adult team member per every 10 youth member.
The following teams still have space: "Brooklyn Team 2", "Bronx Team 1" or "Staten Island Team 1". Another option is joining the New York Cares Bus Site Team. This team of volunteers will meet at the New York Cares offices in Manhattan at 65 Broadway and participants will get bussed to the schools that still need volunteers.
The day starts at 9:30 AM and ends at 3 PM when the bus will bring the team back to the pick up area. It will be best to bring a bag lunch (just like old times) in case there are no convenient places nearby to eat.
There is a tax-deductible $20 registration fee to participate, but keep in mind that every dollar donated amounts to $6 worth of community service. Participants representing 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization eligible for a discounted fee.
to register, and for FAQs, click here