NYULYP and Volunteerism: A Reflection on the Five Borough Service Day

2 thoughts on “NYULYP and Volunteerism: A Reflection on the Five Borough Service Day

  1. Hello Kwanza,

    For 5 Borough Day, we partnered with local organizations and in one case created our own event. We arranged to serve at a homeless shelter/food pantry in the South Bronx, however, due to a plumbing issue the night prior, the organization was unable to accommodate us. We do look forward to working with them in the future. In Manhattan, YP’s visited a Harlem nursing home, where they played board games and gave manicures to residents. We helped a Staten Island church, that was greatly impacted by Hurricane Sandy, with their children’s ministry by partaking in their Easter Egg Hunt and other holiday festivities. In Queens, we worked with the Food Bank helping with food distribution. And in Brooklyn, we hosted Rising to New Heights, an anti-violence rally, for local teens with the help of Save Our Streets and local politicians. It was a fun filled day with over 400 NYC residents being served across the city.

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