Spring Into Service in 2024

May 4, 9:00 AM

On Saturday May 4th, join the BHA for a variety of community service projects across the neighborhood.

Donate gently used children’s books + supplies

10am-2pm | Pierrepont Playground

We will be collecting donations for Brooklyn Book Bodega and Little Essentials. See details below for donations requirements. If you would like to volunteer to help us sort and organize the donations as they come in, please email us at info@thebha.org 

Brooklyn Book Bodega aims to increase book ownership for children and teens ages 0-18 years of age. They accept gently used and new books (appropriate for 0-18 year olds only please) including foreign language, dual language and nonfiction books. Please no religious books, textbooks, activity books, encyclopedias, broken books, or books with missing pages. Please do not send any books that you would not want in your own home

Little Essentials offers at-risk families living in poverty urgently needed children’s supplies and parenting education. Donate new or gently-used clean children’s clothing and toys (appropriate for up to 5 year olds), strollers, blankets and more.  Diapers are in extremely high need (open boxes are accepted).  Please read their donation guidelines before bringing your items.

You can also purchase items for Little Essentials from their Amazon Wish List and it will be shipped directly to their warehouse.

**Thank you to DUMBO MOVING AND STORAGE for delivering the donated items.**

Build-a-Thon with The Service Collective

1pm-4pm | St Ann’s Church (157 Montague Street)

Volunteers will build IKEA furniture for newly arrived asylum seekers. Once the furniture is built it will be loaded onto a moving truck to bring to Ruth’s Refuge storage unit. Donations are needed to help fund the furniture purchase.  You can donate directly to The Service Collective.

Sign Up (scroll down to May 4th in the calendar.  Note: You must register with The Service Collective first).

Volunteer at Hillside Dog Park

9am-1pm | Hillside Dog Park, Columbia Heights

Calling all dog lovers! Join the Friends of Hillside to support a clean-up effort at the dog park. No sign-up (or tools) necessary, just drop by to spread some woodchips, help care for trees and remove trash. Dogs (of course) are welcome!

Clean up the Neighborhood Tree Beds 

10am-12pm | 45 Monroe Place (in front of the Courthouse)

In partnership with Council Member Lincoln Restler and Big Reuse, volunteers will clean out of tree beds, weed, cultivate soil with compost or mulch, and sweep. The Department of Sanitation will provide tools and supplies.

Sign Up

Photo: Mary Frost, Daily Eagle

Spruce up PS8 

10am-12pm | 37 Hicks Street

A few volunteers are needed to help with projects at our local public elementary school. 

Click here for details and to sign Up

Give the Community Fridge some LOVE

10am start | 124 Henry Street

Come at 10 to clean, and stock the fridge any time with fresh produce and other foods. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

See details and sign up here.