Hope for New York, a religious nonprofit organization that supplies both volunteers and grant money to organizations around the city, is launching a pilot program in Bay Ridge to see if there is enough interest to continue offering their support in the community. This means the following volunteer opportunity has some pretty big implications. Fortunately, it’s a fun one!
Over the next four weekends, volunteers are needed to help paint a mural at PS 102 (The Bayview School) on 72nd Street and Ridge Boulevard. One hundred sixty volunteers are needed over the course of the project to complete it; at the time of this post, there have been twenty-two people who have signed up. But you have the power to change this!
Get your family pumped, call some friends, and sign up for either a morning shift (9am-1pm), or an afternoon (1pm-5pm). The fruits of your labor will be celebrated on June 13th with a giant ribbon cutting ceremony and party – not to mention the fact that every time you pass by PS 102 and admire their mural, you’ll know you had a hand in making Bay Ridge an even more beautiful place to live.
For more information on Hope for New York, check out their website to read a bit more about them and learn about different volunteer opportunities they have across the five boroughs. Check out the video below to see a completed mural at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School.