We’re still a little blown away that our organization has been around for 25 years. But then we heard that our friends at Citi are celebrating their 200th anniversary! Now that’s really impressive. Citi is a longstanding supporter of New York Cares and we’ve partnered together for many years to plan volunteer projects for their employees. Given their commitment to service, we were especially pleased when we heard that Citi wanted to commemorate their important milestone by giving back to the community.
Last Saturday, New York Cares engaged nearly 200 Citi employees, as well as their friends and family, in a beach revitalization at Rockaway Park in Queens, an area in the midst of exciting redevelopment. Volunteers focused on a stretch of littered shoreline that is short on staff and was in need of some cleanup. If you’re going to spend a beautiful morning at the beach, you might as well do some good while you’re at it!
A few neighborhoods over, in Sheepshead Bay, another crowd of Citi volunteers helped transform a plain wall into a beautiful underwater-themed mural at P.S. 52K. The new artwork is both colorful and educational, and makes the campus that much more inviting and conducive to learning.
In total, Citi engaged 100,000 employees from their offices around the world in 1,300 volunteer service projects. We’re proud to be a part of their efforts to strengthen and give back to the local community here in New York.
Does your company have a major milestone coming up? If you’d like to organize customized service projects for your colleagues or employees, learn more here, or contact us at 212.228.5000.
By Josh Winata