Five years ago we had a vision to build a growing movement to unite ONE Brooklyn Community through volunteer service.
We launched Spring into Action, a volunteer initiative to support Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods. Our first year we organized 5 volunteer projects. This year, thanks to our community partners and volunteers, we had our largest Spring into Action ever, with 28 projects, over 300 volunteers and 700 people impacted.
Spring into Action 2017 Photo Highlights:
Spring into Action 2017 Delivered Results:
Over 300 people participated in 28 projects from East New York to Coney Island.
30 women from the TLC homeless shelter participated in a Spa Day that included make up, henna and nail care.
20 people helped clean Prospect Park for its 150th year milestone.
Over 150 young people learned about career options by having conversations with professionals.
20 adults living with mental illness practiced yoga to aide in their road to recovery.
Over 100 elementary school students increased their physical fitness activity with our Days of Play athletic projects.
25 adults living with with mental illness shopped for deeply discounted clothes and gifts at a Pop Up Thrift Shop to support their program.
50 young people and adults received training in financial literacy.
60 2-5 year olds built their literacy skills in reading groups with volunteers.
Over 1,000 pounds of trash were picked up on Coney Island’s waterfront and the streets of East New York during our beautification projects.
140 adults who attend our Canarsie Mental Health and Wellness Center will enjoy a vibrant Brooklyn-themed mural adorning the program’s hallway.
8 NYPD police officers visited our programs and answered questions about their work in the community.