Monday, March 4, 2013

March Volunteer Projects with New York Cares


New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer organization, offers great ways for Bronx residents to get involved in their community through rewarding, conveniently scheduled projects.

March Volunteer Project Highlights – The Bronx
Becoming a New York Cares volunteer is easy. Simply attend a one-time orientation at the Mott Haven Library in the evening on Tuesday, March 19th or any other Bronx location. You can then choose from approximately 1,500 projects citywide each month.  To register for an orientation in your area, please visit or call 212-228-5000.

Upcoming Bronx project highlights:

·         Dance Classes with BronxWorks' Jackson Avenue Family Residence Get moving this Thursday evening as you learn new dance steps and combinations with the children of this transitional housing facility in Fordham. No dance experience necessary.
·         Assist The City Harvest Mobile Market Fight hunger in low-income communities, where nutritious food is often expensive or inaccessible, by delivering fresh produce to public housing residents in Melrose on Wednesday or Saturday mornings.
·         Fun with Data at Ariva Ensure that thousands of underprivileged New Yorkers get necessary services by working with a team of volunteers to transfer data from Food Stamps surveys to an online database on Wednesday evenings in Highbridge.
·         Homework Help at PS 107 X Provide essential academic support to elementary school students in Soundview through homework help and educational games on Saturday mornings.

About New York Cares:
New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization.  Founded in 1987, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies citywide.  New York Cares volunteers help children learn to read, prepare meals for homeless and housebound people, help low income students get into college, revitalize public parks and schools, and much more.  Last year, New York Cares volunteers helped 400,000 New Yorkers in need.  For more information about New York Cares, the public should visit or call 212-228-5000.

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