2002-10-05 / Community

Volunteers Will Give

Makeovers To Public Schools
Volunteers Will Give Makeovers To Public Schools

Makeovers To Public Schools

New York Cares is currently assembling a team of more than 8,000 volunteers to make more than 100 public schools in all five boroughs cleaner, brighter and in better repair for the school year, during the eleventh Annual New York Cares Day Serve-a-Thon on Saturday, October 19, 2002.

New York Cares Day is planned in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

"New Yorkers want the best for their public schools," said Ariel Zwang, Executive Director of New York Cares. "New York Cares Day is an opportunity for thousands of volunteers to collaborate with teachers, principals, students and parents to show their dedication to our city's kids."

In addition to community work performed by the volunteers, New York Cares raises money on New York Cares Day through volunteer pledge-raising to support its year-round volunteer programs.

Founded in 1987, New York Cares creates more than 45,000 opportunities each year for volunteers to serve on team-based projects benefiting schools, social service agencies, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations. Volunteers tutor children, feed the hungry, help with 9/11 recovery, assist people living with HIV/AIDS, revitalize community gardens, take homeless children on cultural and recreational outings, bridge the Digital Divide, visit the elderly, provide coats to those who would go without, and make real differences every day in the lives of New Yorkers in need.

People interested in volunteering for New York Cares Day may call (212)-598-5800 or register at www.nycares.org. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register.

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