Now’s the time to sign up for New York Cares Day Spring 2014. Our FCNY Team Page is live! We had a great time last year and we hope to get even more volunteers this year. The event will be Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.
What is New York Cares Day? Only the best time you can have volunteering with fellow Fletcher alumni and friends! New York Cares Day Spring is New York City’s largest hands-on spring-cleaning event, counting on the participation of more than 4,000 volunteers to revitalize the city’s public outdoor spaces. This year, volunteers will clean up shorelines, restore garden beds, plant flowers and trees, paint benches, and remove invasive species. By the end of the day, 70 parks and gardens in all 5 boroughs will be transformed. New York Cares Day Spring is also an important fundraiser to pay for supplies on the day, as well as support New York Cares’ year-round volunteer programs, which provide services for 400,000 New Yorkers in need.
What will we be doing and where? Last year, FCNY volunteers helped freshen up the amphitheater at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn with a new coat of paint. Final site assignments won’t be made until March, but our preference is to placed in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Why should I sign up now if registration is open until April 4? When site assignments are made, the size of a team will determine where it’s placed. The sooner we can confirm our team size, the better.
Are there any costs involved? There is a $20 registration fee for each person participating in New York Cares Day. This fee helps defray the considerable cost that goes into this important day of service. Donations are also welcome. The money raised for New York Cares Day Spring supports 13,000 volunteer projects serving 400,000 New Yorkers in need annually. Every dollar donated to New York Cares amounts to $6 in service to the community.
Can only Fletcher alumni participate? Of course not! We welcome all alumni and friends. What’s also great is that children 12 and older are invited to participate, too.
What are you waiting for? Sign up now, get the date on your calendar and prepare yourself for a great day of Fletcher fun!