Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) hosted its first ever Paint N' Sip night led by Brown Girl Art Group on Friday, March 22nd.
On one of the coldest days NYC has seen in almost 3 years, Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) was warmed by an incredible outpouring of generosity from volunteers who donated items and their time to our MLK Day of Service Pop-Up Shop.
This annual event gave out donated items, such as laundry detergent, diapers, and sanitary products, that are not available through public assistance programs to families of CPNYC and the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. These financially strapped families often find it difficult to purchase these basic items and will often do without or purchase on limited or few occasions. CPNYC coordinated with 7 different local shelters to arrange transportation for the families, the CPNYC team organized workshops for the children as their parents ‘shopped’, and over 150 volunteers from the Jack & Jill Metropolitan Cluster showed up to provide support.
Our sincerest thanks to Jack & Jill Inc. and the Jack & Jill Metropolitan Cluster for co-organizing and a special thank you to our photographer Ilitch Peters and BSE Global, Delivering Good and United Legwear & Apparel Co., Scott Colosimo, the Delta Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and the Kappa Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc for volunteering your time to set-up the event and for donating additional linens, toiletries, clothes, jackets, hats, gloves, detergents, and more.
The collective efforts of these groups and individuals made the day a great success and touched the lives of many.
CPNYC would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our incredible partners who collaborated with CPNYC for our annual Holiday Celebration. With the support of WGirls, FPWA, Madison International Realty, Alexis Clark, Da'Nashja Davis, Kijafa Fowler, Young Black & Brooklyn, PS139, Community Partners, Roller Rabbit, Timberlands, and DYCD we were able to distribute multiple personalized gifts to over 180 children and families. The Urban Mosaic Center for Social Justice also participated in the event, providing a special holiday meal for our students. Finally, CPNYC would like to thank Justin Aharoni for the photographs and all of the volunteers who spent hours wrapping presents, decorating the facility, preparing for the event and working one-on-one with our participants.
Happy Holidays to all!
CPNYC is excited to introduce their new summer 2018 interns! Interns are a key component to the success of the organization, but often work behind the scenes. We are excited to get to know the interns and have them work alongside our staff and volunteers to ensure that summer 2018 is our best summer yet!
We’re thrilled to announce that Sharon Content, Founder and President of CPNYC, was recently inducted into the Strong Nonprofits for a Better New York Women in Human Services Hall of Fame. In 2009, Ms. Content founded CPNYC after growing increasingly concerned about the lack of support offered to young people who experience parental incarceration. The agency has since provided services to over 1,500 children and their families. Today and everyday, we thank you for your inspirational leadership!
Honoring the deep cultural and historic roots of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a group of five young participants from Project DREAM transformed the gym to a scale model of the neighborhood on Saturday and lead a public tour on five points of interest. News 12 Brooklyn joined us for the event, which marked the culminating celebration of The Bedford-Stuyvesant Treasure Hunt, a 16-week program exposing CPNYC participants to the historical and cultural significance of the community.
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Sincerest thanks to First Look Bath and the employees of Madison International Realty for providing dozens of new coats to the participants of Children of Promise, NYC! As a result of their generosity, every child in the program received a new jacket in the size and color of their choice. The children are thrilled to face the cold weather in their brand new style.