You have two choices for this Saturday night: Go out for dinner OR go out for dinner and donate the profits to help kids play basketball. WHAT ARE YOU GONNA CHOOSE?
If you’re a decent human being, I have now shamed you into going to the 5 Boros Basketball Fundraiser. 5 Boros is a non-profit that benefits underprivileged youth by providing sports programs. See, trickery can be used for good…? They say this party is gonna have dinner and dancing and that it will be “a fun night out.” And there will be a raffle. YAY!
Info: 7-11pm @American Legion 1771 (519-521 Leonard St)
Tickets are $30 and include the previously mentioned dinner meal. Contact Tara for tickets: 5borosbasketball [at] gmail [dot] com.
The holidays are over, but now that the swell of volunteers has come and gone, extra hands are always needed. The Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St) is moving their Hunger Program to Saturdays, serving meals for over 80 men and women in need every week. Volunteers (including children of all ages) can chip in from 9am to 1:15pm, with the option for early or late shifts. Don’t be deferred by the Church location; you don’t have to be Catholic, or any religion for that matter, to participate.
Father John Merz (not Misty) explained, “Greenpointers know about the needs of our community. Everyday we run into familiar faces in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat. Our team of volunteers work to provide a meal, a warm space and hospitality to these familiar faces.”
So if you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to be a better person or do good deeds or all of the above, this is your chance.
Register for a time slot here. And check out their site for more info about the program.