This past fall the NYC Clemson Club participated in its first ever NY Cares day by helping build the first ever library for a high school in the city.
We’re rolling up our sleeves again to participate in the Spring New York Cares Day. This event will be similar to our National Day of Service event on April 7, we will just be helping in a different area in need with numerous other organizations in the city.
When: April 20
Where: Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
Get ready to clean, mulch, plant, and paint in green spaces throughout the city, to help prepare them for millions of New Yorkers to enjoy all summer long. By the end of the day on April 20th, more than 70 green spaces throughout all five boroughs will be transformed.
This year the focus is on waterfronts and spaces that are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. You’ll get the opportunity to help neighborhoods affected by the storm regain some sense of normalcy, by restoring beaches, parks, and green spaces around the city.
New York Cares Day Spring is also a fundraiser for New York Cares. With your help, we hope to raise funds to support our year-round volunteer programs which provide services for 400,000 New Yorkers in need.
Register today, and make New York City cleaner and greener by volunteering for parks. The cost is $10 per person (discounted from the usual $20). In order to get the discount you must enter the code NYCDS13HALF (must be all caps).
To join the Clemson Alumni Team please visit this link: http://www.newyorkcaresday.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1060131&team=5440360
*4/9 Update: We will be helping Willowbruck Park on Statan Island. We will be concentrating on revitalizing the edge of the pond and prepping their Carousel to open for its 14th season since 99′, in the spring.
New York Cares Day Spring volunteers with participate in planting shrubbery and scattering mulch in the areas on the pond suffering from erosion. They will also be working to clear out the Carousel area and get the animals ready for the season!
Volunteers should bring plenty of water and a bagged lunch. They should also wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothes that they do not mind getting dirty.
Victory Boulevard and Morani Street (Volunteers will meet inside the park, by the Carousel and Park House) Staten Island, NY 10314
Take the 1 train to the South Ferry stop. Walk south on Whitehall to the Ferry Terminal, located at 4 South Street. Take the Staten Island Ferry over to the St. George Terminal. From the St. George Terminal, take bus #S62 to Morani
Street and Victory Boulevard, just past the College of Staten Island Campus.
There is an entrance to Willowbrook Park across the street.
Side note- The UGA Alumni group will also be at our location, so a little pre-season football trash talk is a must!