MLK Day of Service 2021 (Monday, January 18)

An Individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thanks to the overwhelming response from volunteers we have successfully filled all of our in-person shifts.

If you are looking to contribute in some other way please visit our donation page here, or explore our virtual options here.

Afya (Medical Supply Packaging)

Medical for All!

Afya provides an environmentally-sensitive, community-oriented solution to help address the critical shortage of medical supplies in underserved communities around the world. You too can be part of the solution, by joining other community volunteers in preparing hundreds of pounds of products to be shipped. You will be sharing a workstation with others (socially-distanced).

Address: Riverdale Y, 5625 Arlington Avenue Bronx, NY 10471

FULL – Supply Packing (Shift I) – 50 volunteers work to package 5,400 lbs

  • Time: 9:00 – 10:00 am
  • Location: The Riverdale Y Multipurpose Room
  • Good for: Families and boomers

FULL – Supply Packing (Shift II) – 50 volunteers work to package 5,400 lbs 

  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
  • Location: The Riverdale Y Multipurpose Room
  • Good for: Families and boomers

FULL – Supply Packing (Shift III) – 50 volunteers work to package 5,400 lbs

  • Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Location: The Riverdale Y Multipurpose Room
  • Good for: Families and boomers

Rise Against Hunger (Food Packaging)

“Rise” up early to do your part in combating world hunger.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-changing aid to people in developing nations. Join us as the Riverdale Y seeks to package over 15,000 meals, with your help!

FULL – Set Up – 6 strong volunteers to unload the truck and set up workstations

  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Location: The Riverdale Y (5625 Arlington Avenue Bronx, NY 10471) gymnasium
  • Good for: Fit bodies who can lift up to 50lbs

FULL – Meal Packing (shift 1) – 60 volunteers work in assembly lines to package 15,120 meals

  • Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am
  • Location: The Riverdale Y gymnasium
  • Good for: Families and boomers

FULL – Meal Packing (shift 2) – 60 volunteers work in assembly lines to package 15,120 meals

  • Time: 11:00 – 12:30 pm
  • Location: The Riverdale Y gymnasium
  • Good for: Families and boomers

FULL – Meal Packing (shift 3) – 60 volunteers work in assembly lines to package 15,120 meals

  • Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Location: The Riverdale Y gymnasium
  • Good for: Families and boomers

FULL – Pack Up – 6 strong volunteers to clear the gym and pack the truck

  • Time: 2:45 – 3:45 pm
  • Location: The Riverdale Y gymnasium
  • Good for: Fit bodies who can lift up to 50lb

 

We will be complying with COVID-19 safety regulations regarding social distancing and mask-wearing to ensure the safety of all volunteers.

All participants will be required to fill out a standard health screening the day of the event, which could affect their participation. Likewise, during the event, all participants will be required to have their temperatures taken upon entering the building and must wear masks that cover the nose and mouth.

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