New York Cares

MyGoodDeed and New York Cares Announce 9/11 Volunteer Programs to Help Children and Communities In New York City
August 27, 2009

NEW YORK, August 27, 2009 — MyGoodDeed, a prominent nonprofit group created by family members and friends of 9/11 victims and New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer organization, today announced two service projects to be held on September 11, 2009 as the city and nation commemorate the first ever September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Together, these groups will mobilize approximately 150 volunteers in Harlem, revitalizing Jenny's Garden in Riverside Park and participating in literacy projects with students at P.S. 76, the A. Philip Randolph School.

From Ranks of Jobless, a Flood of Volunteers
March 16, 2009

Until November, Lisa Traina had a classic New York glamour job: organizing private parties in the Art Deco opulence of the Rainbow Room. Now she spends 10-hour shifts walking down gritty sidewalks trying to persuade homeless people to go to the Bowery Mission for food and shelter.