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New York Cares Day Fall for Schools

New York Cares Day Fall Volunteering in Schools Man and Woman Paint Schoolyard

This October 21st, 2017,  4,000 volunteers will work together to make 50 schools across the city brighter, cleaner, more inviting places to learn. We provide participating schools with teams of volunteers, supplies, and general support for the day. 

Participating schools are selected based on a number of criteria including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Availability of the Principal or designee to be present on site for the duration of the event on Saturday, October 21st, 2017
  • The variety and scope of both indoor and outdoor projects for volunteers
  • Sufficient work for a minimum of 70 volunteers for a 5-hour day of service
  • The school’s full commitment and support of the event


Please check back here for more information on our application process.

More About The Day

Get a taste for the day on our Facebook album or watch this featured video from News 12 Brooklyn