Lower Lab Cares

 

LL Cares is excited to announce our community service project for March 2017

Pajama and Bedtime Story Drive!
Pajama Program provides new pajamas and books  to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These simple gift of pajamas and books llet the children know that someone cares – sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.
Where: Kristin Broderick’s classroom 1-103
When: Wednesday March 22 2:30-4:00pm
Chaperones are NOT needed for this project. Pick up will be at 4:00pm in class 1-103.
Who: This event is open to 2 students from each class K-5 
Twelve (2 from each grade)  LL students will meet on Wednesday 3/22 after school in Kristin’s classroom and help decorate boxes in which pajamas and books will be collected.. While decorating, the  students will  learn about the program and the drive in order to present the information to  their classmates and encourage participation in the school-wide drive.
To donate :  Pajamas need to be New, Unused, and the pajamas should be a complete set (top and bottom) or nightgown. Sizes can range from infant to 5yrs old. Please send in a brand new book of your child’s favorite bedtime story. 
You can also choose to send pajamas OR the bedtime story book.
Pajamas and a book that is your child’s favorite bedtime story, can be backpacked to school from March 27-March 31.
Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.  
 If you have any questions about this LL Cares event please email kbroderick@lowerlab.org
For general questions about LL Cares or how you can get involved, please email minamckiernan@aim.com

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LL Cares event at Bottomless Closet project. It went great! The girls helped to sort clothing for the boutique, make gift bags for the clients, pair up gloves, fill the jewelry “store” in the boutique and were given a tour and told about all the things they do to help people there.

Location address: 16 East 52nd (15th Floor) Between 5th And Madison

Time: 3:30-5pm

FIVE Lower Lab 5th Grade students will visit Bottomless Closet and learn about the organization while sorting clothes and accessories for the clients. They will make good luck charms and write notes for the women who use the services of this amazing organization to reenter the work force. 

 

If your child is NOT a 5th grader and you would like to participate in this project, please feel free to donate any of the following for the women who are served by Bottomless Closet:

Purses, scarves, accessories, jewelry, feminine hygiene products, sunglasses, travel size lotions, shampoos, perfume  If they can bring purses full of the other items it’s easier and more fun too.Please feel free to include a ‘Good Luck on your job search’ note from your child to brighten their day.

 

Donations can be backpacked to Mina McKiernan c/o Ella McKiernan 4-243

 

Please sign up for this project using the following link- please make sure to also include the student name AND the chaperone name and contact information. www.volunteersignup.org/T9WTP

 

** Please note, each student will need a chaperone to take her/him to the location and pick her up from there**

 

If you have any questions, please email Mina McKiernan minamckiernan@aim.com
Thank you!

LL Cares is happy to announce an opportunity for LL Cares families to make a difference this Thanksgiving!
Please note, THERE IS NO SIGN UP FOR THIS GROUP and we will not be traveling as a group. 
Please feel free to RSVP on your own to the contact below (or get a group of friends together) to attend this Volunteer Day! 
 
Thousand Turkey Challenge Kick-off and Family Volunteer Day! 

Doing Good Together – New York and West Side Campaign Against Hunger Interfaith Coalition
Date/Time: Sunday, November 20, 12:30 – 2pm


Location: WSCAH – 263 West 86th Street, in the basement of the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew (Between West End Avenue and Broadway)
Doing Good Together/NY has received a generous grant from GenerationOn with support from the Walt Disney Company. We will be sponsoring a fun and meaningful service event for Family Volunteer Day, in conjunction with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger Interfaith Coalition and their Thousand Turkey Challenge Kick-off event. Families are welcome to visit WSCAH to learn more about their supermarket-style food pantry. All participating families are asked to bring a frozen turkey to donate to The Thousand Turkey Challenge (or donate $18, the price of one turkey). There is a Gristedes market next door to WSCAH so you can purchase your turkey on your way to the event. A representative of WSCAH will speak to our group and provide tours of the pantry. We will have arts and crafts projects for the children; recipe sharing for the adults; snacks, refreshments and other surprises. We will also be creating toiletry kits for food pantry clients.  Please consider bringing any travel-sized toiletry items you may have at home, or purchase some to donate to this project.

Please note: If you cannot attend the Family Volunteer Day event on 11/20, please still consider donating a frozen turkey to WSCAH for the Thousand Turkey Challenge. You can bring your turkeys on Mondayand Tuesday, November 21 and 22, from 9am – 8pm and Wednesday, November 23 from 9am – 1pm. FROZEN TURKEYS ONLY. You can also donate online  or Text TURKEY to 77948 on your smartphone ($18 per turkey).

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
Time Commitment: One and one-half hours
Contact: RSVP for the Kick-off/Family Volunteer Day to Natalie@doinggoodtogether.org917.519.8108
www.doinggoodtogether.org

LL Cares is excited to announce our volunteer project for November! 

LL Cares is happy to announce an opportunity for LL Cares families to make a difference this Thanksgiving!
Please note, THERE IS NO SIGN UP FOR THIS GROUP and we will not be traveling as a group. 
Please feel free to RSVP on your own to the contact below (or get a group of friends together) to attend this Volunteer Day! 
 
Thousand Turkey Challenge Kick-off and Family Volunteer Day! 

Doing Good Together – New York and West Side Campaign Against Hunger Interfaith Coalition
Date/Time: Sunday, November 20, 12:30 – 2pm


Location: WSCAH – 263 West 86th Street, in the basement of the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew (Between West End Avenue and Broadway)
Doing Good Together/NY has received a generous grant from GenerationOn with support from the Walt Disney Company. We will be sponsoring a fun and meaningful service event for Family Volunteer Day, in conjunction with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger Interfaith Coalition and their Thousand Turkey Challenge Kick-off event. Families are welcome to visit WSCAH to learn more about their supermarket-style food pantry. All participating families are asked to bring a frozen turkey to donate to The Thousand Turkey Challenge (or donate $18, the price of one turkey). There is a Gristedes market next door to WSCAH so you can purchase your turkey on your way to the event. A representative of WSCAH will speak to our group and provide tours of the pantry. We will have arts and crafts projects for the children; recipe sharing for the adults; snacks, refreshments and other surprises. We will also be creating toiletry kits for food pantry clients.  Please consider bringing any travel-sized toiletry items you may have at home, or purchase some to donate to this project.

Please note: If you cannot attend the Family Volunteer Day event on 11/20, please still consider donating a frozen turkey to WSCAH for the Thousand Turkey Challenge. You can bring your turkeys on Mondayand Tuesday, November 21 and 22, from 9am – 8pm and Wednesday, November 23 from 9am – 1pm. FROZEN TURKEYS ONLY. You can also donate online  or Text TURKEY to 77948 on your smartphone ($18 per turkey).

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
Time Commitment: One and one-half hours
Contact: RSVP for the Kick-off/Family Volunteer Day to Natalie@doinggoodtogether.org917.519.8108
www.doinggoodtogether.org

Citymeals-on-Wheels raises private funds to ensure no homebound elderly New Yorker will ever go a day without food or human company. Citymeals-on-Wheels delivers thousands of handmade cards to homebound elderly New Yorkers, along with their nutritious meals.  Last year, Citymeals received over 60,000+ beautifully handmade cards, designed by children & adults.

This is a two-part community service activity for Lab students.

Part 1:

All Lower Lab Students are invited to create birthday cards for homebound seniors using the attached template. Please make sure to follow the guidelines in the attachment.

Cards can be backpacked to Emily Kim c/o Jane Kim 2-245. 

Cards are Due on Monday Nov 7.

Part 2:

On Tuesday, November 8rd (Election Day- no school) 12 Lab students (open to all grades) will have the opportunity to deliver meals to homebound seniors on the the UES.

Details:

Carter Burden Luncheon Club

351 East 74th Street, bet. 1st and 2nd Avenues, 10021, Ground floor of Jan Hus Church

Time: 10:15am-12:30pm/Meal Delivery in the neighborhood.

Each child will need a chaperone.

Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.

www.volunteersignup.org/7JY9P

If you miss out on this opportunity, please do consider making a card!  There will be a new community service opportunity each month for Lab students. We hope this program will give many students an opportunity to learn the importance of community service in different ways on a monthly basis.

If you would like more information about this particular opportunity or any questions about Lower Lab Cares please email minamckiernan@aim.com

citymeals-on-wheels-birthday-card-template


Lower Lab Cares yesterday! Helping out  the people in need –Intergenerational Round Robin at DOROT!


*LL Cares is excited to announce out May Community Service Program* :

Intergenerational Round Robin at DOROT

DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. DOROT serves the Jewish and wider community, bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals.

www.dorotusa.org

When:  Wed. May 25th from 3:30-5:00pm.

Where: DOROT,  171 West 85th Street New York, NY 10024

What:

Intergenerational Round Robin : Lower Lab students will receive an orientation and then divide into three or four stations within the room. At each station, students spend ten minutes participating in a different activity with a senior before moving onto the next station. For example, students may conduct a brief oral history interview at one station, make holiday or birthday cards at a second station, and learn how to make origami at a third station.

Who: 20 spots for 4th and 5th graders

Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.

www.volunteersignup.org/D77DC

We will need 3 chaperones. For the rest of the students, this will be a drop-off/pick up project.

Please email Minamckienran@aim.com with any questions.


Cupcake and Brownie Making for All Soul’s Monday Night Hospitality

Each Monday night,  275 to 300 meals are served in All Souls’ Reidy Friendship Hall. Over 70 volunteers each week serve a restaurant style service to those in need. Guests are served on tables set with linen tablecloths, church china and flatware. Flowers adorn the tables and frequently guest musicians entertain on the piano. The guests are all in need – many are homeless, some are living on fixed incomes that do not meet all of their needs, others are elderly, and living alone. They cherish the social connections, caring and love that our Monday night meal service provides.
Www.Allsoulsnyc.org

Where: All Souls Church 1157 Lexington Ave. (80th St.)

When: Saturday April 9 10:30-1:00pm

Who: This event is open to 10 Lower Lab Students (K-5). Each child must be accompanied by an adult. 

* Each child will need to bring (1) box of brownie or cupcake mix AND (1) container of either frosting or decorations (I.e. Sprinkles) 

LL students will meet at All Souls Church on Sat 4/8 at 10:30 and bake cupcakes and brownies in advance for the enjoyment of  guests at Monday Night Hospitality on 4/11. Students will also make table decorations for the Monday night service.

Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.

www.volunteersignup.org/QWX94

If you have any questions about this LL Cares project, please email minamckiernan@aim.com or nancyellisyates@gmail.com


Pajama and Book Drive!

Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. These children live in group homes, shelters and temporary housing facilities and are shuffled often from one place to another. Many of them have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Most of these children have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a parent tuck them in at bedtime with warm, clean pajamas and a bedtime story. Some of the children are living with their families below the poverty level, in desperate need of food, clothing and shelter. These two simple gifts of pajamas and books let the children know that someone cares – sometimes these are the only new things they have ever received.

Pajamaprogram.org

To donate :  Pajamas and Books need to be New, Unused, and the pajamas should be a complete set (top and bottom) or nightgown. Sizes can range from infant to 5yrs old. 

Pajamas and books can be backpacked to school from March 28-April 1.


Project Linus

https://www.projectlinus.org

With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus collects and distributes blankets to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

LL Students will work with a representative from Project Linus to make a no-sew fleece blanket, while learning about the organization and enjoying some hot chocolate and cookies, while they work!

Where : 175 East 96th Street (between 3rd and Lex) Party Room on Lobby Level.

LL Cares Contact: Helen Mutsch hfmutsch@aol.com

Date: Friday,  December January 22, 2016 

Time: 2:45-5:45

Who: This event is open eight students (all grades). Each child should be accompanied by 1 chaperone. 

Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.  www.volunteersignup.org/9A978 

If you participated in previous events, please allow other families a chance to sign up this month.

PLEASE NOTE: Each student will need to bring a ruler, chalk and scissors with them on the day of the event. We will buy the fabric ahead of time for all students.

There will be a cost of $10 per child to cover the cost of the fabric which can be backpacked to Helen Mutsch  c/o Brian Schlafer 5/220 at any time before the event or can be collected on the day of the event. 

If you miss out on this month’s project, don’t worry, there will be a new community service opportunity in  February!

Thanks Jamie Gordon for coordinating the coat drive! We are thrilled to announce that  75 coats were donated and will  keep fellow New Yorkers warm this winter!

Our December project was truly a wonderful and humbling experience.  Lower Lab students helped set tables, decorate cupcakes, and serve over 100 guests at the Holy Trinity Church Saturday Supper. We ended the night singing Holiday songs for the group!

If you missed this event but are interested in volunteering please call Erlinda Brent – Holy Trinity Church to schedule a date. (212)289-4100 ext 201.

If you have any questions about LL Cares or ideas for future projects, please email minamckiernan@aim.com

Have you donated a coat to our coat drive?
We are collecting until December 7th!
Congratulations to Sammy Furman (5-220) & Ethan Schweiger the winners of the LL Cares Logo contest.
Thank you for all the wonderful submissions!

*LL Cares had a very successful first community service project! Twelve Lab students and five chaperones delivered over 30 meals to homebound Seniors on the UES.

The children enjoyed meeting and chatting with the seniors and it was clear that the seniors were thrilled to see their smiling faces! If you were unable to participate but are interested in this project on your own or organize your own group,- please feel free to reach out to:

Sheila Clay – Volunteer Coordinator/ CityMeals

sheila@citymeals.org

(212)687-1234

*Too much Halloween Candy in your home? Please check out the following link for different ways to donate candy:

http://mommypoppins.com/halloween-candy-donation-candy-buy-back-donating-treats-operation-gratitude

*LL Cares is excited to announce our community service project for December: 

Saturday Supper at Holy Trinity Church 

http://www.holytrinity-nyc.org/neighborhood-supper/

Where : The Church of the Holy Trinity

316 East 88th Street (1st and 2nd ave)

When: Saturday, December 5th  2:30-6:30

Who: This event is open to TEN 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders (and 4 parents). 

The children will help serve a nutritious meal to members of this community who are hungry. Supper guests come from many walks of life, and they are welcomed into this small and warm space for a few hours each week to partake in this community. The volunteers serve the guests and spend time getting to know them, and also clean up after the supper. The children will help prep, set, serve and clean-up a restaurant style- dinner for up to 125 people. 

 

Participation is on a first sign-up basis using the following link.  If you participated in the November event, please allow other families a chance to sign up this month. If you are interested in volunteering with your family on a different date, please email me and I’m happy to provide that information to you. 

www.volunteersignup.org/DYWE9

*If you miss out on this month’s project, don’t worry, there will be a new community service opportunity in January.

Lastly, Congratulations to Sammy Furman (5-220), the winner of the LL Cares Logo contest. Please see attached logo.

Thank you for all the wonderful submissions!

 If you have any questions about LL Cares please email minamckiernan@aim.com