In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Phipps Neighborhoods held its first annual Day of Service on January 18th in the South Bronx. Over 150 volunteers and staff were able to complete dozens of projects that will have a lasting impact on the neighborhoods where we work.
Projects included painting murals at our Justice Corp site, reading to children at the Crotona Park Reading Room with guest author Denise Lewis Patrick, and creating care packages of necessities such as shower curtains and dinner plates for families moving out of a shelter. Each project directly impacted one of our key program areas — education, career readiness, and community resources.
“My colleagues and I were so happy to have the opportunity to volunteer at Phipps Neighborhoods’ Day of Service,” said volunteer Marion Jones, who was joined by a team from Ackman Ziff. “It was great to get a chance to read with the children and spend time with them learning more about the life of Dr. King.”
Save the date for next year’s Day of Service event…January 16, 2017!