Volunteer on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day –

WPCNR Westchester MAIN STREET JOURNAL. January 13, 2014:

The following events are opportunities for you to join in a Day of Service this coming three-day weekend that observes the legacy and service of Dr. Martin Luther King in the following Westchester County communities.

Join us!

Projects taking place on Saturday, January 18th*: *unless noted

White Plains
Organize the Warehouse! for Furniture Sharehouse
Start: 9:30 am End: 11:30 am
Description: Dress warmly as you help this community resource spruce up its warehouse and find out how it helps our neighbors in need.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 16+
Click here for more information and to register
Sort and Package Donated Clothing with Pass it on Kid’s Kloset
Start:  10 am End: 12:30 pm
Description: This organization packs up a week’s worth of clothes to give to needy children in our communities.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 12+
Project Full2-1-1 Disaster Volunteer Training with United Way of Westchester and Putnam
Monday 1/20 Start: 9:30 am End: 11:30 am
Description: Be ready to volunteer in case of emergency with this training.
Click here for more information and to registerMLK Workshop with the Saturday Academy of White Plains Youth Bureau
Start: 10 am End: Noon
Description: Share the meaning of MLK with these young people who take part in a Saturday educational enrichment program.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 15+
Project Full
Create Care Kits with the YMCA in White Plains
Start: 11 am End: 12:30 pm
Description: Create care kits of toiletries for people in homeless shelters.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 5 years+
Project Full
Put your heart into Valentine’s Day Cards with the YMCA in White Plains
Start: 10 am End: Noon
Description: To be delivered to a local children’s hospital or senior center, warm your heart (and theirs!) with Valentine’s Day Cards.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers
Project Full
Packaging Care Kits with the YWCA in White Plains
Start: 10 am End: Noon
Project FULL
Kingston
ReStore a Warehouse with Ulster County Habitat for Humanity
Start: 9 am End: 4 pm
Description: Volunteers such as carpenters or lightly-skilled home improvement and warehouse workers are needed to work in a warehouse setting.
Click here for more information and to registerServe Together on MLK Day with UlsterCorpsRed Cross, FAMILY and The Volunteer Center of United Way
Monday 1/20 Sessions throughout the day Start: 9 am End: 3 pm
Description: The best volunteers are trained volunteers prepared to hit the ground running, and this training provides the background for local volunteers to serve at critical times.
Family-Friendly training for volunteers ages 6+
Click here for more information and to register
Red Cross Fire Safety Volunteer with American Red Cross Northeastern NY
Monday 1/20 Start: 12:00 pm End: 3:00 pm
Description: Distribute fire safety information.
Click here for more information and to register
Mamaroneck
Shelter Welcome Bags for My Sisters’ Place
Start: 11 am End: 1 pm
Description: Volunteers will collect full-sized toiletry items prior to 1/18, when we’ll pack the bags.
Family-Friendly Project for volunteers ages 14+
Project Full
Mount Kisco
Canned Soup Drive with Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry
Start: 3:30 pm End: 5 pm
Description: Donate canned goods at the food pantry.  Here is a poster you can use to ask for donations at your office, school, etc.
Family-friendly for volunteers of all ages
Click here for more information and to register
Visit with Seniors! for My Second Home with FSW
Start: 10:30 am End: Noon
Description: Bingo, arts and crafts, singing and other activities with seniors.
Family-Friendly Project for volunteers 12+
Project Full

Mount Vernon
Animal Lover Project with Mount Vernon Animal Shelter
Start: Noon End: 3 pm
Description: Training room clean up and toy making project.
Project Full
Community Brochure Distribution for Mount Vernon Animal Shelter
Description: Distribute newly-created brochures to the community.
Family-Friendly Project for volunteers 8+
Click here for more information and to register
New Paltz
Start: Noon End: 3:30 pm
Description: Professional and amateur electricians and all-purpose fix-it people are needed to repair furniture, small appliances and housewares.
Click here for more information and to register
New Rochelle
Food Drive for HOPE Community Services
Monday 1/13 – Friday 1/17 between 10 am to 4 pm every day
Description: Donate much-need canned food to the food pantry.
Family-Friendly Project for volunteers of all ages
Click here for more information and to register
Sort Donated Food for HOPE Community Services
Start: 10 am End: Noon
Description: Help sort the donations that will be distributed to the homeless and people in need.
Project Full
Newburgh
Volunteer for Habitat Newburgh 
Monday 1/20 Start: 8 am End: 12:45 pm
Description: Help out at one of several sites in Orange County.
Click here for more information and to register
Port Chester
Create Clay Tiles with Clay Art Center
Start: Noon End: 2 pm
Description: Beautify this nonprofit’s facilities with local artists by creating ceramic tiles.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 8+
Project FullCreate I Have a Dream Collages with The Carver Center
Project Full
Package Clothes for Kids with The Sharing Shelf of FSW
Start: 10 am End: 1 pm
Description: To serve the needs of area children, this organization distributes new and gently used clothing.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 12+
Project Full

Poughkeepsie
Red Cross Fire Safety Volunteer with American Red Cross Northeastern NY
Start: 8:30 am End: 12:15 pm
Description: Distribute fire safety information.
Click here for more information and to register
Rye
Post-Sandy Clean Up with Rye Nature Center
Start: 10 am End: 1 pm
Description: The effects of Sandy are still being felt.  Help get rid of excess debris as well as free areas of invasive vines.
Click here for more information and to register
Somers
Visiting with Seniors at Somers Manor
Start: 2 pm End: 4 pm
Description: All ages welcome to play games and get to know the senior residents of this nursing home.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers of All Ages
Click here for more information and to register
Spring Valley
Packaging Care Kits with Rockland Interfaith Breakfast Program
Start: 10:30 am End: Noon
Description: Help put together lunches for those served by this program and take a tour of the facility.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 5+
Project Full
Help Assess Our Community’s Health with Worldwide Community First Responders, Inc.
Start: 1 pm End: 4 pm
Description: This local organization plans an annual health fair and needs local input on how to best meet the needs of the people it serves.
Family-Friendly Project for volunteers 10+
Click here for more information and to register
Tarrytown
Baking Friendship Cookies with The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD)
Start: 10:30 am End: 12:30 pm
Description: Bake cookies for disabled individuals and share the message of Martin Luther King Jr.
Project Full
Create “I Have A Dream” Mobiles with The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD)
Start: 10 am End: 12:30 pm
Description: Help disabled individuals create mobiles inspired by the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Family-Friendly for Volunteers 14+
Click here for more information and to register
 
Yonkers
Get the Science Barge Ready for Winter with Groundwork Hudson Valley
Start: Noon End: 4 pm
Description: Ready the Science Barge for winter with a good cleaning.
Click here for more information and to register
Create I Have A Dream Collage with Yonkers Public Library
Start: 1:30 pm End: 2:30 pm
Description: Share the message of MLK with your kids and gather to discuss what his “I Have a Dream Speech” means to you and your family.  Create a lasting memory with a collage.
Family-Friendly for volunteers 6+
Click here for more information and to register
Create I Have A Dream Collage with Yonkers Public Library
Start: 3 pm End: 4 pm
Description:Share the message of MLK with your kids and gather to discuss what his “I Have a Dream Speech” means to you and your family.  Create a lasting memory with a collage.
Family-Friendly for volunteers 6+
Click here for more information and to register
Start: 8:30 am End 12:30 pm
Description: Improve the quality of life of children by volunteering at this fair where kids will learn about healthy eating, benefits of physical activity and physical fitness.
Family-Friendly for volunteers 16+
Project Full

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