The Advertising Club of Young Professionals will be continuing its networking and outreach efforts at the annual New York Cares Day on Oct. 23. That Saturday, our group will join 7,000 other volunteers to paint a brighter future for New York public school students.
This year, our site assignment is MS 394K, the Mary McLeod Bethune School. We'll be painting colorful murals, adding bright new line games to playgrounds, organizing school libraries and planting flowers, among other projects, to create inspiring learning environments.
To support our efforts, we're asking friends, family and co-workers, as well as other people within the advertising and marketing community, to support us by making a donation to New York Cares in honor of our service. Donations will help create 11,000 projects this year, through which New York Cares volunteers will assist unemployed adults re-enter the workforce, prepare meals for the homeless and pay visits to nursing home residents, in addition to other charitable activities and events. People who want to get involved, can register or donate on our team's website.
New York Cares is one of the city's leading volunteer organizations. It works with more than 850 nonprofit organizations and schools throughout the five boroughs, touching the lives of more than 335,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers every year.
The adclub's Young Professionals is a group of ambitious, philanthropic and outgoing individuals 30 years old and younger who come from all areas of advertising and marketing, and who are on track to become tomorrow's leaders.
Aileen Bulanadi is team captain for the New York Cares Day project for the Advertising Club of Young Professionals.