Browsing: Volunteering

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. “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
Events Taste 4 The Philippines

Another great opportunity to help typhoon relief in the Philippines while eating delicious food is coming up with Taste 4 The Philippines on Wednesday, December 4 from 7-10pm at The Green Building, 452 Union Street. Chef Dale and the gang from Talde, Thistle Hill and Pork Slope have joined forces with The Green Building, which has donated its space for
Holiday Thanksgiving Table by Emily Barney on Flickr

If you’re looking for a way to help some Brooklyn neighbors have lovely Thanksgiving meals with their families, consider donating to CAMBA’s Beyond Hunger Emergency Food Pantry fundraiser, which has a goal of bringing 500 turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. The food pantry, which is on Church Avenue in Flatbush, serves 5,000 people every month, and at
Food & Drink Lumpia by Ralan808 on Flickr

This Thursday, November 21, Du Jour Bakery (365 5th Avenue) is teaming up with chef Dale Talde (of Pork Slope and Talde) to host a prix fixe family-style dinner to support relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda. Reservations are available for 6:30pm and 8:30pm through Wednesday, November 20, and cost $50 per adult, $25 per child under 10 years