Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this MLK Weekend through learning and service.

MLK Shabbat Dinners in Brooklyn and Harlem  On Friday, January 18, 2019 explore “Action in a Time of Injustice” through conversations about race, faith, equity, and justice.  To join us for our Shabbat dinners click here for our  Brooklyn dinner and here for Harlem.

Meaningful Service Opportunities Over the course of the week, we are offering 40+ opportunities to participate in meaningful service projects in Brooklyn and Harlem. See below.

MLK 2019: Prepare for Spring at a Brooklyn Community Garden

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Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Cook Dinner at Brooklyn Shelter

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package Seeds with Friends of Brower Park

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Send Books to Prisoners with Books Through Bars

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Paint and Clean Brooklyn Homeless Shelter Drop in Center!

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package meals for Brooklyn Homeless Shelter!

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Rescue Food from a Harlem Bagel Shop!

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem with Hunger Free America

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Pack Sensory Kits with B’nai Jeshurun and Repair the World

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvas for Tenants Rights with the Met Council on Housing

Bronx, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Create a Meditation Nook at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Learn about Housing Justice with the Met Council on Housing

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: HIP2B Healthy with Seeds in the Middle!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Pursue Justice & Support your Brooklyn Neighbors at CBE

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Packing and Advocacy for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Teen Meal Packaging with the Hunger Van for Brooklyn Community!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Adult Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Make Toiletry and Baby Care Kits for a Brooklyn Food Pantry

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Family Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Support a Community Fair at PS 770!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Send Books to Incarcerated People with Books Through Bars (Monday)

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package Supplies for a Local Shelter at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019 day of service: Learning & advocay at Manny Cantor Center!

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Build Shelves for Local Urban Farm (Ages 16+)

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Create Beautification Materials for Local Urban Farm (All ages!)

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Prepare for Spring at a Brooklyn Community Garden

Volunteer with Repair the World at Bushwick City Farms (BCF)! We will be preparing for the spring by engaging in hands-on work such as composting and other farm maintenance. We will be outside so be sure to dress warmly and wear closed toed shoes. 


BCF is a network of open spaces run by neighborhood volunteers that provide free food, clothing, and educational programs for the community. BCF builds and helps maintain vegetable gardens for local public schools, holds free beginner’s English classes, and coordinates with local businesses to distribute bread and fresh produce donations. All help they receive is on a volunteer basis. 


All ages welcome; this is a family friendly event.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor (specific tasks to be decided, but likely a mix of weeding, composting, and more). The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven as there are woodchips on the ground.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

Bushwick City Farm 354 Stockton St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

MLK 2019: Cook Dinner at Brooklyn Shelter

Come volunteer with CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program, an opportunity that houses a select group of people who are homeless at various churches and synagogues. As a volunteer, you’ll be serving at these churches and synagogues, making a real impact in the lives of these individuals by cooking dinner, sharing a meal, and/or staying overnight in a smaller, more intimate setting with CAMBA’s clients.


One thing that may be lacking in traditional homeless shelters is intimate and family-atmosphere meals. In the Respite Bed Program, we create a space for both volunteers and guests to have a home cooked meal as well as a clean and secure environment.


This volunteer opportunity will be fun, flexible, and educational. You will have the opportunity to cook with other volunteers, share a meal with a diverse group of people experiencing poverty, and learn about Dr. King’s work on food and housing insecurity. 




Schedule for volunteers:


5:00-8:00pm volunteers will be cooking, baking and setting up for dinner.


8:00 volunteers will engage in conversations during dinner, and then help clean up.


CAMBA is looking for volunteers to stay overnight at the shelter from 9:00pm-5:30am. A training will be included.


Volunteers will start cooking around 5:00pm, set up will start at 7:00pm, and dinner will begin around 8:00pm. 




This will be a reoccurring event, so stay tuned for our next CAMBA cooking and overnights in February! If you’re interested but want more information about this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]


This event is not wheelchair accessible. 


CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

3114 Glenwood Road
Brooklyn, New York, 11210

MLK 2019: Package Seeds with Friends of Brower Park

Volunteer with Repair the World and Friends of Brower Park to package seeds during the winter season. Friends of Brower Park is working to implement its vision to preserve a human connection to the natural world  through partnerships with the NYC Department of Parks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, local schools and cultural organizations. In a time of human caused climate change, it is more important than ever to restore the park’s native plant infrastructure. The Friends of Brower Park provides authentic experiences and activities with the purpose of educating our community about the sensitive natural ecosystems that define the park and the economic, cultural, and health benefits this beautiful green space provides to the Crown Heights Community.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions! Food will be provided.


This event is open to volunteers of all ages. The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Send Books to Prisoners with Books Through Bars

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World to package books to send to incarecerated people with Books Through Bars. NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation.


We’ll be reading letters from people in prison, filling book requests, putting together packages to mail to prisons, and cleaning the space where donated books are stored before they’re sent out.


Books Though Bars is located in the basement of Freebird Books, and can be dusty; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. This is not an accessible location; entrance is via the hatch, and a set of stairs, and the floor can be uneven. Watch your head when entering. This is suggested for people 14 and older and is not appropriate for young children.  

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

123 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Help Paint and Clean Brooklyn Homeless Shelter Drop in Center!

Looking for an opportunity to help and learn about those who experience homelessness and housing insecurity? Come spend your MLK day painting and cleaning CAMBA’s Drop in Center and shelter! 


CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!


Volunteers are asked to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

2402 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Package meals for Brooklyn Homeless Shelter!

Looking for an opportunity to help and learn about those who experience homelessness and housing insecurity? Come spend your MLK day creating food packages and warmth packages for CAMBA’s homeless shelter!

CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Rescue Food from a Harlem Bagel Shop!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to save food that would otherwise go to waste. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national non-profit food rescue organization headquartered in New York City that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.


Volunteers will be picking up excess food from Bo’s Bagels in Harlem and delivering it to NY Common Pantry so that the excess food can be eaten by those who need it. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

235 W 116th St
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

Breakfast and lunch provided!

East Harlem Tutorial Prep (EHTP) is a community-based organization that operates free after-school and summer programs, as well as a network of public charter schools, called East Harlem Scholars Academies.

Their East Harlem Scholars Academy II needs a fresh coat of paint! Join us on Sunday the 20th to apply second coats of paint, touch up as needed, and get the walls in 27 classrooms bright and ready for scholars.

Volunteers should meet at 1573 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029 (entrance on 106th St.) Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Ages 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

1573 Madison Avenue #408
New York, New York, 10029

MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem with Hunger Free America

Volunteer with Repair the World to distribute information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Harlem to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility. 


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet at JCC Harlem (318 W 118th St) to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 W 118th St
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Pack Sensory Kits with B’nai Jeshurun and Repair the World

Join Repair The World NYC and B’nai Jeshurun on Sunday, January 20th to package and fill bags with sensory objects for kids in local Harlem schools and organizations. We’ll be making stress balls, yarn dolls, and fidget toys. This is a hands-on packaging project that will begin and culminate with a service learning.




This event will take place inside B’nai Jeshurun and is open for all ages. For more information, please contact Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

257 West 88th Street
New York, New York, 10024

MLK 2019: Canvas for Tenants Rights with the Met Council on Housing

Volunteer with Repair the World and advocate for tenant’s rights by canvassing with the Metropolitan Council on Housing.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Formed over 50 years ago, the Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. They organize tenants to stand up not both for their individual rights and for changes to housing policies.


We will be knocking on doors to speak to tenants about any issues they may be having in their building, and providing resources on tenant’s associations and standing up for their rights. We will also be handing out magnets that let people know their rights to heat in the wintertime. Don’t worry if it’s your first time canvassing – we will do a training before we start!


Accessibility info: We will be walking up stairs. Elevator access in apartment complexes is not guaranteed (oftentimes, elevators are in disrepair, which is part of what we are flighting for). Snacks will be provided.


Ages 16+ please.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

E 226 Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, New York, 10466

MLK 2019: Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Volunteer with Repair the World at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum‘s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will explore peace, empathy, and togetherness. Repair the World volunteers will be informing BCM visitors of the MLK programming and will also be assisting in program facilitation.


Two volunteer shifts are available: 10am-1:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm.


If you have any questions, please email Tori at [email protected]


Volunteers for this event must be ages 14+. The venue for this event is ADA accessible. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Create a Meditation Nook at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World to create a meditation nook for students at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School to relax and meditate before, during, and after school! Volunteers will be helping to paint a mural, as well as organizing cushions, fountains, and yoga mats. 


Volunteers should be ages 12+. This project is not wheelchair accessible. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Learn about Housing Justice with the Met Council on Housing

Join Repair the the World in learning more about housing justice issues with a talk by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, followed by a workshop led by the Metropolitan Council on Housing.


Dinner will be provided buffet-style, followed by presentations about housing discrimination and tenant’s rights in NYC and about the fight to renew and strengthen the rent laws in the face of gentrification and rent increases. We will also participate in advocacy projects such as signing postcards to send to our representatives.


The NYC Commission on Human Rights is the city agency responsible for enforcing and educating the public on the Human Rights Law, one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the country. The Commission works to combat discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on race, religion, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including sexual harassment), gender identity, sexual orientation, and more.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Formed over 50 years ago, the Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. They organize tenants to stand up not both for their individual rights and for changes to housing policies.


Accessibility info: The Repair the World workshop is not ADA compliant because of the lack of bathroom space but is otherwise wheelchair accessible. The workshop does not have any stairs, however, the floor is a bit uneven at some points. We will be sitting in chairs.


Ages 16+, please. Food 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected] or Jaz Twersky at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK day making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


We’ll be swabbing at Union Temple and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. “It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


Two volunteer shifts are available: 10-11:30am and 3-4:30pm.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: HIP2B Healthy with Seeds in the Middle!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Seeds in the Middle at PS 284 during our annual MLK Week of Service! 


We’re looking for volunteers to facilitate activities such as soccer, basketball, yoga, and more! If you’re interested in faciltiating one of these activities, please reach out to Tori at [email protected] If you’re interested in supporting these activities, please sign up above!


Seeds in the Middle’s HIP2BHEALTHY Market was named by fourth graders! This school-run stand sells nutritious, organic snacks and fresh produce for as little as a quarter to compete with the bodegads’ chips, sodas and junk food. Children learn business skills, advertising, marketing, supply and demand, and more.


On Monday, January 21st, come help run the HIP2BHEALTHY market! Choose a shift that works for you!



  • 9am-10am: help set up!

  • 10am-2pm: help run the market!

  • 2pm-3pm: help clean up!


Volunteers for this event should be ages 14+. This event is ADA accessible. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

213 Osborn Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11212

MLK 2019: Pursue Justice & Support your Brooklyn Neighbors at CBE

Make a difference this MLK Day with Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) and Repair the World. Join us to: support youth poets, paint a mural in the synagogue, prepare food for a local pantry, and package birthdays-in-a-bag for a local partner in need. Our projects include:


Conversation with locally incacerated poets – This project is in collaboration with Free Minds and great for ages 15 and up. We will read poems written by local people that are incarcerated and then write comments and encouragement in colorful ink, literally “on the same page.” Those pages are then sent back to the poets. The impact is powerful and transformative. 


Painting a mural at CBE – This project is great for young children! They will help paint a mural to brighten CBE.


Prepare packaged meals for people experiencing food insecurity – This project is great for ages 12 and up. We will package food to be distributed by The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH). TCAH serves 30,000 people each month in Brooklyn and this project will increase their ability to fight hunger.


All ages welcome. The venue is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

274 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, New York, 11215

MLK 2019: Packing and Advocacy for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Volunteer with Repair the World by joining us to package necessary supplies and advocate for clients who utilize service with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. Hosted by Union Temple, participants will take part in an advocacy project on access to food choice, package cleaning supply kits, assemble baby care kits, and learn about Dr. King’s legacy. 


The Met Council on Jewish Poverty serves over tens of thousands of clients throughout the city’s five boroughs. They seek to fight poverty through comprehensive social services while treating every individual with dignity and respect. They engage with a variety of needs from affordable housing, capacity building initiatives, career services, crisis intervention, and family violence services, to health insurance enrollment assistance, home care programs, home services, immigrant services, and kosher food distribution.


This is a family friendly event; all ages are welcome.


Shift 1 (10am-11:30am), Shift 2 (12:30pm-2pm) and Shift 3 (2:30-4pm) are suited for children ages 5-12 and adults of all ages. 


Shift 4 (4:30pm-6pm) is open specifically to tweens and teens ages 12+. 


Accessibility information: We’ll be on the 1st & 3rd floors. Union Temple has an elevator and the building has a ramp for wheelchair access.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: Teen Meal Packaging with the Hunger Van for Brooklyn Community!

This MLK Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


This volunteer shifts is from 12-1:30pm and is only for teenagers (and parents). 


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Adult Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

This MLK Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


The volunteer shift is from 2-3:30pm and is only for adults


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Make Toiletry and Baby Care Kits for a Brooklyn Food Pantry

Repair the World and Hannah Senesh Community Day School invite you to honor MLK Day by making toiletry kits and baby care kits for St. Johns Bread and Life. We will also be participating in an advocacy project.


Dr. King’s legacy and lifelong pursuit of racial justice inspires us to engage in meaningful conversation about race in our country today. In addition to assembling important materials, this service opportunity provides the unique chance to dive into developmentally appropriate conversations with children about racial justice in Brooklyn


Children will create toiletry kits and baby care kits that will be distributed at St. Johns Bread and Life. St. Johns Bread and Life is one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantry & soup kitchen spaces, and offers a multitude of social services. Items will be packaged together so that clients can easily pick up their items while shopping in the pantry or accessing the soup kitchen.


Parents will participate in a letter-writing advocacy project encouraging city funding to support access to food choice for New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity. 


This opportunity is open to all ages, and is most appropriate for 5-12 year olds. 


This project is hosted by Hannah Senesh Community Day School. The project will take place on multiple floors and can be accessed via elevator. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

342 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Family Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

TVolunteer with the Repair the World, Fig Tree Program and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


This volunteer shift is from 10am-11:30am and is for kids and parents. 


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Support a Community Fair at PS 770!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Seeds in the Middle at PS 770 during our annual MLK Week of Service! 


We’re looking for volunteers to facilitate activities such as soccer, basketball, yoga, and more! If you’re interested in faciltiating one of these activities, please reach out to Tori at [email protected] If you’re interested in supporting these activities, please sign up above!


Seeds in the Middle’s HIP2BHEALTHY Market was named by fourth graders! This school-run stand sells nutritious, organic snacks and fresh produce for as little as a quarter to compete with the bodegads’ chips, sodas and junk food. Children learn business skills, advertising, marketing, supply and demand, and more.


On Monday, January 21st, come help run the HIP2BHEALTHY market! Choose a shift that works for you!



  • 10am-11am: help set up!

  • 11am-3pm: help run the market!

  • 3pm-4pm: help clean up!


Volunteers for this event should be ages 14+. This event is ADA accessible. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

60 East 94th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11212

MLK 2019: Send Books to Incarcerated People with Books Through Bars (Monday)

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World to package books to send to incarecerated people with Books Through Bars. NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation.


We’ll be reading letters from people in prison, filling book requests, putting together packages to mail to prisons, and cleaning the space where donated books are stored before they’re sent out.


Books Though Bars is located in the basement of Freebird Books, and can be dusty; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. This is not an accessible location; entrance is via the hatch, and a set of stairs, and the floor can be uneven. Watch your head when entering. This is suggested for people 14 and older and is not appropriate for young children.  

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

123 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Package Supplies for a Local Shelter at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Package supplies with Repair the World at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum‘s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will explore peace, empathy, and togetherness. 


For the first year ever, Repair the World will host packaging projects for our littlest volunteers. Children ages 2+, along with their grown-ups, are invited to join us to learn about the needs of residents of a Crown Heights-area shelter, package winter care kits, and connect this opportunity with Dr. King’s legacy.   


Note that anyone who joins us for this volunteer opportunity is expected to pay museum membership. If finances are an obstacle, please be in touch. 


If you have any questions, please email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]


The venue for this event is ADA accessible. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem



*Please note that this project takes place in 1.5 hour shifts*



This MLK Day, spend your off time at the JCC Harlem assembling shelf stable food packets for those who receive services from the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem, an initiative of the Food Bank for New York City. The Community Pantry and Kitchen is an incredible asset in Harlem, offering direct food service to New Yorkers in need since 1984.



Volunteers will create shelf-stable food packets in environmentally friendly packaging and utilizing high quality, bulk food. The food packets created will be available at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry’s supermarket-style pantry for clients to select to bring home to cook.



Please note that this project takes place in 1.5 hours-long shifts. This opportunity is open to families with children ages 8+, high school students, and volunteers of all ages.



Reach out to Jill Levinson at [email protected] with any questions.
Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019 day of service: Learning & advocay at Manny Cantor Center!

This year, students at Edgies Teen Center, in partnership with Resilience Advocacy Project are building an action campaign to make college more accessible for themselves, and all who wish to attend. Stand up for their dreams by joining us this MLK Day.
The event will feature interactive learning, speakers, and a teen-led advocacy project in support of college access for all.
Breakfast and lunch will be served! Everyone attending will receive a t-shirt, and other goodies!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

6th Floor, 197 East Broadway
New York, New York, 10002

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Build Shelves for Local Urban Farm (Ages 16+)

Volunteer with Repair The World and Harlem Grown on MLK day, January 21at! 



Harlem Grown is committed to inspiring youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. They have a new farm on 127th Street and need shelving and decorations for the shed!  



Sign up for one of the three shifts to build the shelving units for a brand new shed! Please note, builders must be 16+.



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

12:20 PM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM




The project is taking place at All Souls Episcopal Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave., 10026. Please email Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Create Beautification Materials for Local Urban Farm (All ages!)

Volunteer with Repair The World and Harlem Grown on MLK day, January 21st! 



Harlem Grown is committed to inspiring youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. They have a new farm on 127th Street and need shelving and decorations for the shed!  



Sign up for one of the three shifts to create beautification materials to decorate a brand new shed! Volunteers will be creating signs of vegetables to be hung outside of the shed. All ages are welcome to participate!



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

12:20 PM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM




The project is taking place at All Souls Episcopal Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave., 10026. Please email Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

Thanks to our partners!

Co-sponsored by:

UJA Federation of NY, JCC Harlem, Congregation Beth Elohim, OneTable, Muslims Against Hunger, St. John’s Bread and Life, The Campaign Against Hunger, MET Council on Jewish Poverty, Metropolitan Council on Housing, Reading Partners, Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Union Temple, Brooklyn Community Services, Young Judaea, Crown Heights Tenants Union, CAMBA, Hunger Free America, Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem, Mandala Cafe, Gift of Life, Brooklyn Movement Center, Imani Garden, East Harlem Tutorial Program, Bushwick City Farm, Seeds in the Middle, Friends of Brower Park, Brooklyn Landmark Elementary, Digital Girl Inc., Free Minds, Global Kids, Books through Bars, Kolot Chayeinu, Fig Tree Program, B’nai Jeshurun, Manny Cantor Center, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York City Commission on Human Rights, Harlem Grown,  the Osborne Association, Bechol Lashon, Hazon, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Based in Harlem, and Harlem Moishe House