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Celebrating 100 Years: Archdiocesan Day of Service

Saturday, April 29 | All Day

New York City | New York, NY

Since 1917, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York has been supporting New Yorkers in need of food, shelter, foster care, day care, counseling, immigration assistance, services for the physically and mentally challenged, employment assistance, and more. Celebrate our commitment to service as we host volunteer projects throughout the diocese: Dutchess County, Yonkers, Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. There is something for everyone

Merriam Playground: Park Clean Up

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us as volunteers descend and refurbish this 6 acre multi-use park, complete with multiple climbing structures, basketball and handball courts.

Volunteers will complete lawn restoration, litter removal, and repainting of the handball courts.

In another park a block away, managed by Catholic Charities Alianza MOSIAC, volunteers will do some trash removal, put up chicken wire around the garden and help build a shed.

*This project is not suitable for those under the age of 11.

Fun Facts: This playground is bounded by University Avenue, Merriam Avenue, W. 168th Street, and Ogden Avenue. University Avenue and the nearby University Woods are named for New York University. In 1892, the university’s undergraduate college moved from Greenwich Village in Manhattan to the quiet rural community here, called Fordham Heights (and subsequently renamed University Heights). In 1973, the entire site was sold to the city, and today the campus is home to the Bronx Community College, a part of the City University of New York.

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Family Fun: Painting With A Purpose

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A volunteer opportunity for you and your little ones.* If you are an adult volunteering by yourself, please sign up for our other event Painting With a Purpose: Adults Only

In this opportunity, we are partnering with the folks at The Paint Place NY. We will provide you with all of the materials and instruction to create your own painting. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  Your masterpiece will then be hung up throughout a much-needed program of Catholic Charities- Beacon of Hope.

Beacon of Hope works with over 400 individuals with severe mental illnesses and these paintings will certainly brighten their day. Come join us!  Volunteers will be guided step-by-step, through the basics of acrylic painting — in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Food and drinks will be provided.

*Parents with children ages 4 - 11 recommended.

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Painting With a Purpose: Adults Only

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In this opportunity, we are partnering with the folks at The Paint Place NY. We will provide you with all of the materials and instruction to create your own painting. Best of all, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

*This opportunity is not recommended for anyone under 12.

Your masterpiece will then be hung up throughout a much-needed program of Catholic Charities- Beacon of Hope.  Beacon of Hope works with over 400 individuals with severe mental illnesses and these paintings will certainly brighten their day.

Volunteers will be guided step-by-step, through the basics of acrylic painting — in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Food and drinks will be provided. 

If you want to engage your little ones, sign up here.

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Beacon of Hope Game Day

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you have your own Family Game Night? When is the last time you played a board game?

Beacon of Hope in Staten Island, provides housing for adults with mental illnesses. Many of our clients are often faced with isolation, and boredom. Having a "Game Day" at our community residences would give them the opportunity to socialize with others. Various board games such as Chess, Checkers, Connect Four, Life, etc will be played.

COME JOIN US!

Beacon of Hope SI is located in South Beach, 10 minutes from the bridge and 35 minutes by bus from lower Manhattan.

*This project may not suitable for those under the age of 13.

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Canvas Mural Painting

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In what can be considered a "paint-by-numbers" activity, volunteers will paint a 6'x4' canvas mural that will brighten the walls of our Brewster offices where clients are served.

No artistic experience required.

*This project is not suitable for those under the age of 15

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Pantry Prep

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteers will be sorting food donations, stocking shelves, and rotating current stock. Other volunteers will organize the client waiting room and prepare individual bags filled with travel size personal care items.

*This project is not suitable for those under the age of 11.

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NY Catholic Youth Day

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join hundreds of high school youth from around the Archdiocese to celebrate the annual New York Catholic Youth Day (NYCYD)!  New York Catholic Youth Day is going to be amazing this year!!! We are so excited to have Paul J. Kim as our keynote and performer! Paul is an international youth speaker and beatboxer.

The theme for this year is ABLAZE.  "If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze." 

To register as a volunteer for this event and to learn more visit: oymny.org/ny-catholic-youth-day

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A Special Message from Monisignor Kevin Sullivan

 

 

 

Event Summary

Saturday, April 29 | All Day

New York City
New York, NY