Bronx Volunteers, Parents and Students Welcome Spring with Neighborhood Beautification at The Children's Aid Society

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Community Carnival Also Planned for “Derby Day”

Contact: Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

When:
Saturday, May 5, 2007
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where:
The Children’s Aid Society’s Community Schools C.S. 61 / I.S. 190
1550 Crotona Park East, The Bronx

** Day of event contact: Robin Fleshman, cell – 347-416-3116 **

What:
Hundreds of students, parents and volunteers will come together for a day of community service and celebration at a Children's Aid Society Community School in the Bronx.

9:00 – 11:00  Car wash, flower planting and mural painting
9:00 – noon    Adult Workshops – art, self-defense
11:00 – 2:00  Community Carnival – games, food, dancing, health fair

At the community carnival, middle school students will present an informational booth on global warming to educate fellow students and the community. These students from The Children’s Aid Society Youth Council held a conference on global warming two weeks ago at Bronx Community College.

The Children's Aid Society’s “Derby Day” is an annual day of volunteer community service, named because it occurs on the first Saturday in May – the same day as the Kentucky Derby. Corporate employees, community members and students will volunteer at 15 Children’s Aid Society locations across the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving more than 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For more information, please call 917-286-1548 or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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