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MLK 25 Challenge: What are you Doing for Others?

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This two-day knitting session will include free supplies and lunch.

Knitters will make handmade baby blankets or scarves for non-profit organizations located in Manhattan. Yorkville Common Pantry and Association to Benefit Children will be the recipients for 2014. Finished products are due by May 1st.

Learn to knit or crochet during these sessions – No experience required. Kimmel Center, Front Lounge from 12:30PM – 2:00PM

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This two-day knitting session will include free supplies and lunch.

Knitters will make handmade baby blankets or scarves for non-profit organizations located in Manhattan. Yorkville Common Pantry and Association to Benefit Children will be the recipients for 2014. Finished products are due by May 1st.

Learn to knit or crochet during these sessions – No experience required. Kimmel Center, Front Lounge from 1:00PM – 2:30PM

RSVP Now!

Our Pantry Program is New York City's largest community-based food pantry and is designed to meet the needs of our families by providing culturally-appropriate and nutritiously-balanced food. Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Common Pantry distributes grocery packages to thousands of families. Project Dignity is designed to meet other needs of homeless and hungry individuals in our community and consists of a range of services designed to meet the most basic needs of the Common Pantry’s clients - food, shelter, hygiene, medical services - as well as the larger, more challenging issues they face - long-term housing, health care, benefits and employment. The overall goal of the Program is to serve as a bridge back to health, well-being and self-sufficiency for our homeless and hungry clients.

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On Saturdays throughout the school year, Echo Park is home to a large educational program for par- ents and a recreational program for infants, preschoolers and school-age children. Working alongside ABC’s staff, volunteers help engage children in fun-filled activities that include story time, block building, pretend and free play and arts and crafts activities with the youngest children and drama, soccer classes, computer work and arts activities with the older children while parents participate in ESL and GED classes and parenting work- shops. A delicious and nutritious, meal is shared by all the children, parents, staff members and volunteers.

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For more than 100 years, Bideawee has been the leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. Bideawee cultivates and supports the life-long relationships between pets and the people who love them.

Bideawee volunteers will get a tour of the facility and will assist with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: washing aprons, cleaning cat rooms and the animal hospital, cleaning pet toys, providing socialization and playtime with the cats and dogs, cleaning litter boxes, and administrative tasks.

Please wear closed toed shoes, and note that there may be areas where animals are roaming free. For the AM shift, please meet at the 7th floor of the Kimmel Center at 7 AM for the morning shift (lasting until 10:30 AM) and at 12:30 for the afternoon shift (lasting until 4PM).

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Join NYU & Publicolor in their mission to engage underserved students in their education and to catalyze change by empowering them to transform their environments through the power of color and collaboration. Publicolor volunteers will be paired with a junior high school or high school student, to work together to paint an NYC public school. This is a golden opportunity for both volunteers and young students to share in an unforgettable and unique dialogue that we view as informal mentoring.

Lunch will be provided. Volunteers will meet on the 7th Floor of the Kimmel Center at 8:45 am, and will travel by subway to the school in Brooklyn. The project will end at 3:00 PM. Please be sure to wear clothing that can get paint on it.

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Dr. Martin Luther King knew what makes a great American: 

Doesn't matter if you're young or old. 
Doesn't matter where you live. 
Doesn't matter how busy you are.
All that matters is what you do for others.

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HONOR THE DREAM.
BE GREAT. VOLUNTEER.

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