Browsing: Volunteering

Events Photo via Park Slope Civic Council
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It’s time to take your spring cleaning to the streets! Join the Park Slope Civic Council this Sunday, April 26 from 10am to 2pm for the Spring Civic Sweep, the neighborhood’s beautification, recycling, and clean-up event. After meeting in front of the JJ Byrne Playground/Old Stone House (5th Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets), volunteers will spread throughout town…

Volunteering Photo via
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Looking for a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community? Now that the weather is starting to get a bit warmer, why not head into the great outdoors and volunteer in Prospect Park! Neighbors of all ages and abilities are welcome to help out on projects that include things like weeding, spreading…

Kids & Family Photo via Prospect Park
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Help kids discover the joy of giving back to their community with the Prospect Park Junior Volunteer Corps. Following a successful first run in 2014, the Alliance is once again looking for families and elementary-school-aged groups to help with a range of projects to improve our big backyard, from bagging leaves to mulching greenspace and…

Volunteering Photo via CHiPS
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For a little mid-week inspiration, we’re turning to an awesome Brooklyn kid who, when faced with a school project, decided to make a little difference in the community. To celebrate a milestone date in the classroom, kids at PS 185 in Bay Ridge participate in the 100th Day of School project, where students mark the…

Holiday Toys For Tots Collection Box
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The annual Toys for Tots drive is currently underway, and there are a lot of local drop-off locations where you can donate a toy, helping to ensure that so many Brooklyn children have a bright holiday. The Park Slope Civic Council has once again organized the event, working with Park Slope Parents to make this the biggest…

Volunteering Photo by Jennifer C.
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This Saturday, December 13, a number of local organizations are teaming up to ensure that children in need in Brooklyn have a special Christmas. Trinity Grace Church, Park Slope Christian Tabernacle, NY CityServe & CityFest, and Young Life have organized a Family Christmas Toy Giveaway for Saturday at the Tabernacle, where hundreds of families in need from…

Volunteering (crop) ps 321 coat drive
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Drop off your clean, gently worn coats and jackets in all sizes at the annual PS 321 coat drive this week only, through Friday, December 5, just inside the front doors in the lobby of the school at 180 7th Avenue, between 1st and 2nd Streets. The coats will be distributed by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church to individuals and families…

Holiday Photo by Jennifer C.
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Want to help make a child’s holiday a bit brighter this season? Council Member Stephen Levin, whose district covers parts of our area, and the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, are currently running their annual toy drive. On weekdays between 9:30am-5:30pm, you can drop off new, wrapped toys for boys and girls up to age 12 at Levin’s office…

Volunteering Give by Tim Green on Flickr
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There’s still some time to help CHiPS, the 4th Avenue organization that provides hot meals and more to families in need, before they wrap up their Giving Tuesday #ChipIn campaign. CHiPS is asking people to raise money to help get them through the winter, their busiest time of the year, through creative fundraising events — hold a bake sale with neighbors…

Volunteering Coat Drive, via New York Cares
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The 26th annual New York Cares Coat Drive kicks off today and runs through December 31. There are more than 280 locations around New York City where you can drop off a clean, gently used coat to help neighbors in need — let’s warm our city up! Here’s where you can donate locally: NYPD 78th Precinct (65 6th…

Volunteering canned food drive via Widener University School on Flickr
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Council Member Stephen Levin, whose district covers parts of our area, is currently participating in a food drive that will benefit veterans. Through Thursday, November 20, you can drop off non-perishable food items at his office at 410 Atlantic Avenue. Reports say that nearly 30 percent of NYC veterans and their families rely on emergency…

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