New York Cares Day wrap-up!

20 Oct

The volunteer day at 318K in Brooklyn was a great success. After some setbacks navigating the subway at 8 a.m. on a Saturday, we arrived at the school in time for delicious bagels, juice and coffee before getting to work!

Our site captain, Nina, did an excellent job keeping everything organized and all the projects on track. The school administration was very friendly and extremely thankful for all the work done that day.


We painted several murals to be hung around the school.


Group photo (use your imagination)!


Focusing on the mural details.


Reorganizing and de-cluttering a giant supply closet!


Painting a book room…


Trying not to miss any spots!

In all, 88,000 students (!!!) arrived to schools all over the five boroughs on Monday to see beautiful improvements to their learning environments.

If you’re interested in signing up to be a volunteer through New York Cares, here is a list of projects. There is no set commitment, and that’s one of the many reasons this organization is so great — it works around busy New Yorkers’ schedules and allows them to pitch in wherever and whenever their time allows. I have done everything from cleanup to soup kitchens to tutoring through New York Cares, and it has all been great! All they require to get started is to attend a quick orientation. Go for it!


One Response to “New York Cares Day wrap-up!”

  1. Rachel 10/21 at 9:39 am #

    Hey, great post. I was at PS 11 K in Brooklyn, and we had a great day as well. Just found your blog and I’m going to bookmark- I write a blog about volunteering in NYC, so it’s cool to see someone else writing about it too!

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