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YM/WREA Saturday Clean Up – A Commitment to NYC

October 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Dear Members and Applicants:

As residents and workers in our beloved city, we have identified an opportunity to show our commitment and make a difference in NYC.

Please join us on October 3rd at 11am, as we help NYC rebound from the pandemic with our first “clean up our city event”.

As the city rebounds from the pandemic, it is important that we keep our communities safe and clean.

We are asking for YM/WREA members and applicants to volunteer a few hours on Saturday, October 3rd.

Come join a group of your peers to walk a designated route to help pick up and bag garbage from the streets.

We will be providing heavy duty garbage bags.  You should bring a pair of heavy duty gloves and of course a mask.

The clean-up should take about 1.5 hours and at the end we will buy the first round of drinks at an outdoor location for those who would like to join.

·         Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

·         Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

·         Location: Meet in front of The New York Times Building at 620 Eighth Ave (between 40th and 41st Streets)

·         Required Equipment: Mask and gloves

·         RSVP Here: robert.shapiro@cushwake.com

·         Maximum Reservations: Reservations will be capped at 15 participants

If you cannot attend but would like to give back to the community, we encourage donations to the charity options below. Suggested charity links are included at the bottom of this message for convenience for those able to help others in need during this difficult time.


Rob Shapiro and Michael Rudder

Charity Suggestions

  • https://sparkyouthnyc.org/
    • Seeks to bridge the opportunity gap for NYC children, which stems from racial and economic inequality.  They commit to this mission by investing in inspiring youth development programs, primarily serving children in Black and Brown communities
  • https://www.naacp.org/
    • Bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for Africa Americans.  Supports political, educational, social, and economic rights for communities of color, and furthers their mission to combat racial discrimination and hatred
  • https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
    • A black, trans, and queer-led legal fund and social justice organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change
  • https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
    • This group, founded in 2015, is dedicated to police reform and works with a 10-point plan aimed at reducing police violence
  • https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
    • Non-profit that provides financial assistance for Black women and girls seeking mental health support.  Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing
  • https://www.newyorkcares.org/
    • NYC’s largest volunteer organization.  Mobilizes thousands of New Yorkers each year to address issues including hunger and educational inequality
  • https://www.foodbanknyc.org/
    • NYC’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty across all 5 boroughs
  • https://www.glwd.org/
    • Cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves
  • https://www.robinhood.org/
    • Organization aimed at alleviating problems caused by poverty in NYC.  It also administers a relief fund for disasters in the NYC area
  • https://www.crossroadsnyc.org/
    • Dedicated to combating hunger and homelessness through programs that meet the immediate needs of food security and safe, dependable shelter which can create community and connections that foster a sense of safety and empowerment​
  • https://rebuildnyc.org/
    • Non-profit organization with a mission to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives.  Core programs include Critical Home Repair, Accessibility Modifications, Community Revitalization, and Construction Workforce Training and Job Placement



October 3, 2020
11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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