Saturday, November 21st, 2015
The Bronx’s annual toy drive kicked off with fifth-graders from Public School 205 hand-delivering the first presents of the season to the Bronx Zoo. The drive, coordinated by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz and the Wildlife Conservation Society, benefits children of military families.
New, unwrapped toys will be accepted until Dec. 31 at New the York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, as well as the Bronx Zoo. Donors will receive one free ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium.
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
About one in four Americans say they do some form of volunteer work. In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a day of national service and remembrance to honor the actions of volunteers in the aftermath of 9/11. Some New Yorkers marked the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks by helping with conservation efforts on Governors Island.
Friday, February 13th, 2015
A shortage of coat donations amid the frigid winter has left some of the city’s most vulnerable residents without the bare necessities.
New York Cares is out of coats after distributing the last of its 75,000 stock on Feb. 6, according to Katherine Kientiz, a service events officer for the charity. That number fell far short of the 103,000 requests for coats that came from the 480 public and private groups to which New York Cares supplies outerwear, Kienitz added.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
The Friday-only All Souls soup kitchen is busy preparing for a crowd of more than 250 people expected the day after Thanksgiving. But tough economic times are making it harder to serve New York’s hungry. The Upper East Side staple for more than 30 years is cutting back on some food items, even as demand grows.