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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 jrobinson@riverdaley.org.

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)