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Volunteer in Brooklyn Bridge Park

7 Jul
2011

This weekend you can enjoy the beautiful weather we will hopefully have, and volunteer at the same time! OneBrick will be organizing a group of volunteers on Saturday and Sunday in the amazing, newly renovated Brooklyn Bridge Park to help the Parks Department count visitors, which will in turn help them to have a better understanding of park usership and better plan seasonal programming. All you have to do is RSVP for a shift on OneBrick’s website and show up ready to count!

OneBrick is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) organization that creates short-term volunteer opportunities, with an emphasis on having fun and meeting new people while also remaining accessible to young professionals working the 9-5 grind.

You can view the different shifts and RSVP here for July 9th, here for shift 1 on July 10th, and here for shift 2 on the 10th. If you can’t make it this weekend, check out their calendar for more upcoming opportunities.

Toy Drive at the Village Pourhouse

6 Dec

The Village Pourhouse is giving out one free drink to every person that walks in the door on December 14th between 6:30 and 8:30pm. What’s the catch, you ask? You have to bring a toy with you, which Santa will then take to the BRC Community. It’s OneBrick’s Annual Toy Drive; toys must be brand new, in original package/plastic, and au naturale (don’t wrap it!).

Don’t know what the kids are into these days? Here are some suggestions from OneBrick:

Board games

Books

Paint set

Dolls

Trucks/Cars

Building blocks

Crayon/Drawing books

Action figures

RSVP on OneBrick’s website, and be sure to check out their upcoming volunteer projects, which include food prep, bingo with seniors and more.

The Village Pourhouse is located in Midtown at 366 West 44th Street @ 9th Ave.

Fundraiser for Haiti Relief

4 Feb

Come have a drink and meet fellow OneBrick volunteers at Sidebar. 15% of food and drink purchases and 100% of direct donations will go to Partners in Health for their relief efforts in Haiti. If you’d like to RSVP, you can do so on the OneBrick website.

According to their website,”Partners In Health is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Boston, Massachusetts, and active in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Russia, and the United States. Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, and by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.” Partners In Health (PIH) has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years, and has been providing emergency medical services in Port-au-Prince and the surrounding region since the earthquake.