Saturdays with a Purpose: March Volunteer Event
Saturdays with a Purpose (SWAP) was created with the goal of SWAP-ping a Saturday morning in for a purposeful time contributing to the community and meeting new people!
On March 9, we will have the opportunity to work with Project Cicero for their Annual Book Distribution Big Weekend.
Project Cicero is an annual book drive to help under-resourced New York City public schools create and enhance classroom and school libraries. Looking to address the problem of limited reading resources in New York City public schools, ten women came together with the idea of a book drive and named it Project Cicero. The simple yet powerful premise: collect gently-used books donated by families of independent, parochial and better-resourced public schools and distribute them to public schools in need. The centerpiece of Project Cicero is its annual event where Protected content York City teachers at schools entitled to Title 1 benefits personally select as many books as they can transport to their schools and libraries! From 10am to noon, SWAP volunteers will help sort, organize, display, and distribute gently used children's books (note that throughout the weekend, over 150,000 books will be processed). It's fun, it's satisfying, it's a unique NYC event!
- Our events occur rain/snow/shine and have never been cancelled. If we post an event, please assume that it is a GO unless we message you otherwise. :)
- If you must cancel your participation, it is important that you please do so at least 24 hours in advance. That will give us enough time to look for alternate volunteers, as the organizations rely on us to show up as volunteers.
- My # is listed on the event page so please text/call me if any questions.
Excited to see you there!
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