Browsing: Volunteering

Library Book Sale via Park Slope Library Friends on FB

The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library
Kids & Family Baseball Opening Day by amberala

It feels like we’ve been waiting half a year to fully enjoy Prospect Park again without some serious shivering, but the turning point is approaching at long last! This Saturday, April 5 is the park’s official Opening Day, where you and your family can enjoy some exciting springy events. Festivities will begin at 10am with the Opening Day
Library books on the stoop

Doing a bit of spring cleaning, and finding your bookshelves could get a little lighter? Consider donating your old tomes to the Park Slope Library for their spring book sale. The Friends of Park Slope Library will be accepting donations for the upcoming sale at the library, located at 431 6th Avenue on the corner
Neighbors Love Your Block, Citizens Committee for New York City via FB

Does your area have a project that needs some love — maybe a vacant lot that needs cleaning up, a street that needs more trees planted, walls that need graffiti removed? Show your love for your block by applying for a $1,000 grant to transform and beautify it. The Love Your Block Grant from the
Events CAMBA 5k via FB

Because we at Park Slope Stoop believe in CAMBA‘s mission, we have partnered with them to help raise awareness and funds to support their amazing work right here in the neighborhood, including the Park Slope Women’s Shelter. May 4 is just about 12 weeks away, and with it CAMBA’s 2nd Annual Healthy Way 5k Run/Walk in Prospect Park. Registration is
Holiday Martin Luther King Jr via Wiki

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is observed today, Monday, January 20, is intended to be a day of service and peace. Federal and state offices are closed so people can get out and volunteer. If you’re still looking for a way to give back, check out, which serves as, among other things, a curator of
Volunteering HOPE results

Every year, the Department of Homeless Services conducts the Homeless Population Outreach Estimate, or HOPE. Over the course of just one night, HOPE sends out 3,000 volunteers to gather critical information about the city’s homeless: Why is HOPE important and what does DHS do with the results? The HOPE Street Survey provides an estimate of the street
Volunteering Students at CAE, via FB

Considering making a charitable donation before the clock strikes 12 tonight? From violence prevention to animal advocacy to family support and more, here are 10 groups doing great work right in our neighborhood — so you’ll know your contribution is supporting and improving your own community. 1. 826NYC supports students ages 6-18 with their creative and
Volunteering Canned Food Drive via City Harvest on FB

Three cheers are in order for the kids over at PS 124, who recently collected and donated over 400 pounds of food to City Harvest. If you’d like to follow their lead, and help ensure that every New Yorker has enough to eat this holiday season (and beyond), non-perishable foods can be dropped off at NYPD and FDNY stations across
Holiday Reflector ornaments via Gowanus Alliance

The Gowanus Alliance is set to unveil a very special Christmas tree near 16th Street and 3rd Avenue on Friday, December 13, honoring the work of neighborhood non-profit CHiPS, which has generously provided needy families in our community with food, clothing, and other means of support since 1971. “In the spirit of Gowanus manufacturing, the Gowanus Alliance is
Holiday Toys For Tots Collection Box

The gift-wrapped collection boxes are popping up around you. They’re there when you pay for your groceries, when you drop your kids off for school, when you stand in line for the teller. Toys for Tots is up and running again! The Park Slope Civic Council and Park Slope Parents are teaming up to make this year the biggest
Volunteering Coat Drive, via New York Cares

The 25th annual New York Cares Coat Drive is underway, and you’ll have an opportunity to drop off a coat at locations around NYC through February 7. Let’s warm our city up! You can drop off clean, gently used coats as these local spots: Brown Harris Stevens Realty (100 7th Avenue) • Any time the office is open; call 718-230-5500 for more
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