New York Cares Day For Schools Volunteers Revitalize Public Schools From Harlem To Houston

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, New York Cares hosted the 28th annual New York Cares Day for Schools from Harlem to Houston.

Volunteers spent the day revitalizing and refreshing local schools including PS 38 M, PS 188 M, PS 124 M, and PS 171 M. Volunteers spent the day gardening, painting murals and cleaning out school storage areas.

Nearly 1,500 volunteers worked to revitalize more than 15 high-need public schools across all five boroughs in New York City while raising funds to support improving education in New York City and New York Cares’ year-round education projects.

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New York Cares is a nonprofit organization focused on volunteer management and was founded by a group of New York residents in 1987 who wanted to take action against social issues in New York City. The organization currently engages 65,000 volunteers in service each year. https://www.newyorkcares.org

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Photo credit: 1) PS 38 M Group Shot, From left to Right: New York Cares Volunteer; PS 38 M Principal Carlina Santos-Barton; Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares; Keith A. Grossman, New York Cares Board Member and President of TIME; New York Cares Volunteer. 2) PS 124 M Mural: Volunteers at New York Cares Day for Schools at PS 124 M spent the day outside painting a bright mural for students and teachers to enjoy. 3) PS 38 M Storage: New York Cares volunteers clean out a storage basement at PS 38 M on the 38th Annual New York Cares Day for Schools. By Karen Smul and Natalie Bograd.

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