Monthly Archives: July 2013

Food Pantry Re-Opens in Far Rockaway Post Sandy Destruction

The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 22nd for the unveiling of the JCCRP’s newly retrofitted “Client Choice Pantry”. The new facility is located at 1525 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway. “It comes as no surprise that particularly after the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, the food […]

Teens Rebuild Staten Island

Recently, 90 high school students from around the world joined Met Council  in the rebuilding efforts in Staten Island. The project was part of BBYO Stand UP and Rebuild: A Teen Issue Summit on the Power of Service. Over two days, these hardworking volunteers cleaned up and beautified three houses in the Oakwood neighborhood of […]

Met Council’s ‘How to Motivate Volunteer’s’ Tips Featured on

Each year, Met Council works with 2,000 volunteers across a spectrum of ages and range of locations in the greater New York metro area. Here are some of the tips on how we continue to motivate our volunteers. Make your volunteers feel needed and appreciated. Met Council created the ‘Volunteer of the Month’ program to show appreciation for […]

Coney Island Challenge: Full of Prizes and Smiles

Met Council volunteers planned and executed The Coney Island Challenge, a fun filled field day for local youth in Coney Island, an area that continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Fifty kids – and a few parents – competed  in various games and challenges, including a ring toss, wheelbarrow  race, and even a human knot. […]