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Part Of the Solution (POTS)

‘One-stop shop’ model of providing a coordinated and comprehensive package of support addressing the myriad needs that accompany poverty.

  • Location: Part of the Solution, 2759 Webster Avenue, Bronx
  • Time: 8:15 am  – 5:00 pm
  • Good For: Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Boomers – Must be 14 or older

Meal Prep – 6 volunteers help with sorting food donations, preparing dining room, assisting the chef.

  • Time: 8:15 am – 11:15 am


Pantry Support – 5 volunteers to help clients “shop” and “check-out”

  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – FULL


Pantry Stocking – 5 volunteers to help stock pantry shelves.

  • Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Meal Service – 12 volunteers to serve food and drinks to guests, clean dishes, and bus tables

  • Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Clothing Closet – 6 volunteers to sort and distribute clothing

  • Time: 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm


Pantry Maintenance – 3 volunteers help with daily facilities maintenance (cleaning bathrooms, taking out the garbage, sweeping, and mopping)

  • Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Israeli American Council

Organize, activate, and engage the Israeli-American community nationwide.

Hands on – 50 volunteers craft bird feeders and grass heads to give back to natural world around us; as well as a special edible plant treat for our young volunteers.

  • Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
  • Location: Kinneret Day School, 2600 Netherland Ave
  • Good For: Families and young children


Transportation Needs:

Participants in the BJCC’s Meal Prep and Tu B’shvat seder, are invited to make use of a charter school bus leaving from the Riverdale Y for the Amalgamated Housing Corporation at 1 pm. The bus will return to the Y upon completion of the project by 4 pm.

Should there be any additional questions or concerns regarding transportation please contact Rabbi Joseph Robinson.

Many Ways to Serve

Join the Riverdale community on Monday, January 21 for a day of service supported by UJA Time For Good, coordinated by the Riverdale Y. Discover the opportunities below.

For more information, contact Rabbi Joseph Robinson at

Rise Against Hunger

Providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

Set Up – 5 strong volunteers to unload truck and set up work stations

  • Time: 9:00 – 10:45 am
  • Location: The Riverdale Y gymnasium
  • Good for: Fit bodies who can lift up to 50lbs


Meal Packing – 40 volunteers work in assembly lines to package 10,000 meals

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


Pack Up – 5 strong volunteers to clear the gym and pack the truck

  • Time: 12:30 – 1:15 pm
  • Location: The Riverdale Y gymnasium
  • Good for: Fit bodies who can lift up to 50lb

Commission on Human Rights

provides public education about the Human Rights Law and helps cultivate understanding and respect among diverse communities.

Workshop – 25 teens explore the kinds of actions students and youth can take to help combat discrimination based on race and color

  • Time: 10:30 am – Noon
  • Location:  Riverdale Presbyterian Church 4765 Henry Hudson Pkwy W
  • Good For: Teens

Bronx Jewish Community Council

A non-sectarian, community based, social service organization that is available to all low-income individuals in the Bronx.

Meal Prep – 40 volunteers for packing raw materials for a complete meal of soup in a mason jar. Followed by a festive Tu B’shvat seder, meant to provide visitation to senior community members.

  • Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Location:  Amalgamated Housing Corporation, 98 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx
  • Good For: Teens, Adults, Families, Boomers

Set-up – 5 volunteers lay out materials for meal prep and seder.

  • Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice

Fight for a sustainable world with an equitable distribution of economic and cultural resources and political power.

Hands On – 30 volunteers assemble care baskets for New Yorkers with challenges of securing health care and home care.

  • Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Location: Riverdale Y
  • Good For: All Ages

Yonkers Animal Shelter

Providing new homes for wonderful pets, both cats and dogs, as well as giving these unfortunate and abandoned animals a new “leash” on life.

Dog Bones – volunteers will make dog treats to provide a bit of comfort for our four legged friends.

  • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Riverdale Y
  • Good For: Children of All Ages (Grown Ups must be in attendance)