Spring Into Service 2023

May 7, 10:00 AM

There are three ways you can support this year’s Spring Into Service event.

Update – We reached capacity for the tree care event. Thank you! There will be more events like this in the neighborhood soon.

(1) Help Take Care of our Trees – We are partnering with CM Restler’s Office and Big Reuse to give our trees some needed TLC.

Join us from 10am-12pm to help clean refuse out of tree beds, weed, cultivate soil with compost, and sweep around tree beds. It is helpful if you can carry a 20lb Ikea bag with compost, but not essential. Please wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather and close-toed shoes.  Volunteers will meet at the corner of Middaugh and Willow Streets. 

(2) Help Address Food Insecurity – We are partnering with The Service Collective to benefit food pantries at 3 local churches (St. Ann & Holy Trinity, First Presbyterian and St. Charles Borromeo), the food pantry at Breaking Ground (a permanent housing residence at 90 Sands St) and our community fridge at First Presbyterian Church. Volunteers will organize items, pack bags, and deliver them to these locations!  We are also in need of specific pantry item donations for this project.  To sign up, go to The Service Collective and click on “Volunteer”.  Food donation collections begin May 1st!  There are 6 different “events” to sign up for and each will be titled “BHA Spring into Service”.  Need help?  Email us at info@thebha.org

(3) Donate gently used children’s clothing, supplies and books!

The BHA will be hosting a collection for 2 important local organizations.  Please bring your donations to Pierrepont Playground from 10:30am to 1:30pm. 

Brooklyn Book Bodega aims to increase the number of 100+ book homes for kids 0-18 in NYC.

Bring your gently used and new books (ages 0-18) including foreign language, dual language, and nonfiction books.  Here is a list of popular book requests.

We cannot accept:
  • dictionaries/encyclopedias
  • text books
  • library books
  • outdated books or books that may not be historically accurate
  • religious books
  • activity books
  • books that are damaged, written in or missing pages
  • books for adult readers


Little Essentials offers at-risk families living in poverty urgently needed children’s supplies and parenting education to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of their children from newborn to five years of age.  Their highest need item is pull-ups – sizes 2T/3T, 3T/4T, and 4T/5T.  Other great donations are spring/summer clothes (size newborn to 5 years, must be new or very gently used), wipes, diaper cream and baby body wash (all unopened), IKEA and Fresh Direct bags, and stollers – single and double (no jogging strollers, must be sanitized (no crumbs or stains).  Please refer to Little Essentials complete list of accepted items

We cannot accept:
  • Car seats that do not have a detachable base
  • Nursing pillows and cover ups
  • Baby food and formula
  • Breast pumps
  • High chairs and booster chairs
  • Cribs, bedding, etc
  • Exersaucers, swings, walkers
  • Furniture


If you would like to help us sort and organize these donations from 10:30am-2:30pm on Sunday, please email us at info@thebha.org 

The BHA greatly appreciates the support of DUMBO Moving and Storage for storing and delivering all of these donations.