New York Cares

Howard Beach students play with US Open champs
Howard Beach students play with US Open champs
South Maggie Hayes 8/27/2013 at 6:13PM

Sandy-affected Howard Beach students felt the love during a tennis clinic with US Open champions. Twelve students from P.S. 207 went to Grandstand Stadium last week, where they participated in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) “Returning the Love” initiative. Through the program, organized by New York Cares, the tennis tykes, ages five through nine, [...]

Mets offer fans tickets, other rewards for participating in volunteer projects
Mets offer fans tickets, other rewards for participating in volunteer projects
News Queens Courier Staff 5/22/2013 at 5:10PM

BY LUKE TABET The Mets are asking their fans to step up to the plate and help out their community. The MLB team and volunteer organization New York Cares announced the launch of their new “Mets Volunteer Challenge,” Tuesday. The program, which ends on September 1, allows fans and concerned New Yorkers to receive game [...]

Santas streak through Astoria
Santas streak through Astoria
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 11:54AM

Ever wonder what Santa is wearing under his suit? Residents of Astoria discovered the Christmas secret on December 3, when more than 100 streaking Santas raced around the neighborhood. The second annual Santa Streak, organized by Ran Craycraft, founder of the blog whyleaveastoria.com, was held this past weekend in order to gather coats for donation [...]

Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive
Local official team up to help during Holiday Toy, Coat and Food Drive
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 11:44AM

A joint effort across eastern Queens is attempting to provide children and their families with warm bodies, full stomachs and plenty of presents to open on Christmas. Councilmember James Gennaro united with New York Cares service events manager Joseph Salas, Marine Corps Staff Sergeants Daniel Sweeney and David Bonney of the Sixth Communications Battalion and [...]