New York Cares Fall 2014
We're rolling up our sleeves on New York Cares Day. We'll join thousands of volunteers to give New York City public schools some color, and raise critical funds for NY Cares to ensure that it can continue to improve New York City 365 days a year. This is New York City's largest hands-on volunteer day plus you will receive a free t-shirt, lunch, and snacks. We will help paint a brighter future for New York City public school students. This event is free to residents! Spaces are limited. Sign up in the Student Life Office today. Interested in being involved or seeing what NY Cares has to offer? Visit their website: https://
Who says New Yorkers don’t care? They definitely do and New York Cares is living proof that New Yorkers care every day!
On Saturday, October 18th, Team EHS showed how much they cared for New York City by helping prepare a special gift for the students at 359 X - Concourse Village Elementary School in the Bronx. Along with New York Cares, the EHS Team arrived with their sleeves rolled up, ready to create something special for the deserving children at this Bronx school.
Team EHS took part in lots of different activities, such as painting murals, gardening, library organization, paint touch up of school yard games and packed student appreciation kits. We are sure that all of the hard work and dedication brought endless smiles to the faces of all of the children present.
New York Cares is the city's largest volunteer management non-for-profit organization that runs volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools.
Some stats about New York Caress:
- Serves over 380,000 meals to men, women, and children at homeless shelters, churches, and senior centers citywide.
- Grants 40,000 Winter Wishes to low-income children and families across the five boroughs
- Helps over 2,000 high school students prepare for the SAT and gain acceptance to the college of their choice with the financial aid that makes attending possible.
Taking part in this great giving back experience helped revitalize a community in need and allowed for our residents and staff to bond and have amazing memories. This wasn’t the only school that received this kind of attention. Many schools throughout the NYC area received volunteers to help them provide their students with a fun and inviting space.
EHS would like to thank all that participated and extended a helping hand. If you weren’t able to help out on this day don’t worry there will be more volunteer activities soon. If you would like to get started with current volunteer projects, you can sign up at New York Cares.