NY Metro Service Project
As part of the East Carolina Alumni Association’s commitment to Service Month, the NY Metro Chapter is partnering with New York Cares as volunteers mobilize to help give our city's public spaces their annual spring-cleaning. Please join us for a day of good green fun as we revitalize local parks, gardens, playgrounds, community centers, homeless shelters, and schools.
The Hope Gardens Community Center is a non-profit agency run by the NYC Housing Authority. The Center services low-income children and teens from the surrounding community, providing after school activities and programs during the school year and summer vacation. The Center also provides a day camp for children and a night program for teens to keep them off the streets and in a safe environment.
Wear comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty. We’ll be painting, clearing out storage rooms, raking leaves, and other light tasks. The schedule for the day is as follows:
Registration, collection of donations, handing out t-shirts
($5.00 if no donations are given by the volunteer)
Welcome and task assignments
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Work on tasks
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Work on tasks
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Finish tasks and pack up
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thank You Celebration, venue TBD
Take the L (or the J) to Myrtle/Wyckoff, which is 8 stops from Manhattan. Exit the station and turn righ onto Palmetto. Continue to walk down Palmetto, (towards Ridgewood), about 8-10 blocks until you reach Central. Turn left on Central. The community center is located on the south side of the street.
Register to volunteer by Monday, April 7 by visiting www.handsonnewyorkday.org/ecualumni . Donations are also welcome.