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September 11, 2010

A-OK! Weekend 2010

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Acts of Kindness Weekend: Spreading Caring Across Central New York

What a wonderful weekend of kindness and caring, A-OK! Weekend, Acts of Kindness, became Sept 11-12, 2010! Children helped repair bikes, painted a mural and baked cookies for firefighters. College students painted, cleaned and carted clothing and materials from one place to another. Others tried to beautify the creation by cleaning up, planting trees and clearing brush. Hundreds came out to honor 9/11 by doing acts of kindness and having fun activities at the hubs spread across the city. It was a weekend of support, sweat, and smiles!

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Nearly 100 organizations participated in online pharmacy levitra A-OK! Acts of Kindness 100mg viagra cost Weekend. Saturday was a glorious day, and even Sunday’s drizzle didn’t dim the spectacular weekend of volunteering and connecting across Central New York.

People who didn’t know one other rolled up their sleeves and stood side by side to paint classrooms at a day care center, refurbish a North Side neighborhood, plant 3,900 daffodil bulbs and perform many other acts of kindness. Among the heavy lifters were Syracuse University, 100 Black Men and Le Moyne College, as well as people like Mike Behnke, president of the Syracuse Parks Conservancy, who gathered dozens of volunteers to help make these efforts happen.

More than 100 people came out in the rain to the closing celebration at Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus to hear stories of all the good things that happened and to share picnic food. Entertainment for the event included new Americans singing and dancing and the gospel singers, “Five to Life.”

The work doesn’t end here.  “Treat every day like it’s this (Acts of Kindness) day,” said one of the participants at the closing celebration. Please join with us as we continue to transcend boundaries, and help us make our community a healthier, safer, more inviting, and better place to live! Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner declared Syracuse a “city of compassion,” part of the Campaign of Compassionate Cities and the Syracuse Common Council issued a proclamation of support, as well.

This amazing weekend of caring was coordinated by Women Transcending Boundaries, who got the idea from the expansive volunteer effort, Big Sunday, in southern California. The A-OK! anchors (leaders) and WTB members thank everyone who joined us in the amazing project. Special thanks  goes to the CNY Community Foundation and New Times for their support. Other major contributors include the Gifford Foundation, the Sugarman Law Firm, Wegmans, Bond Schoeneck & King, Liverpool Credit Union, and the Barney II Foundation.

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For a map of project locations, click here; for photos of volunteers in action, click here.

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InterFaith Works: setting up tables for children to make cards to send to children and families impacted by the oil spill on the Gulf coast.
Interreligious Food Consortium: providing bins to collect food donations.
Islamic Society of CNY: collecting food for food pantries; cleaning up the neighborhood; offering free meals.
Jowonio School: constructing a children’s labyrinth; tidying up outdoor play spaces.

KJ’s Angels Memorial Fund: planting daffodils and removing leaves and debris from the common area in the Oakwood Cemetery.
King of Kings Lutheran Church: partnering with the Center for New Americans.
La Casita Cultural Center: organizing a story-telling event at St. Lucy’s Church.
LaVallee’s Karate: collecting “Wish List” items for the SPCA.
Liverpool First United Methodist Church: honoring first responders with a free lunch.

Mothers Against Gun Violence: working on a South Side creek cleanup.
Newell Street Garden: building a fence.
Nottingham Senior Retirement Center residents: reading to children at St. Lucy’s Church.
NIA: teaching healing dances at various sites.
Northside Learning Center: painting a mural on an outside concrete wall and repairing a fence.

Northside Collaboratory: providing arts and crafts for children, music, food, health screenings, and sports activities in conjunction with the Assisi Center.
OnCenter: collecting musical instruments for Imagine Syracuse: Young Musicians.
The Oaks at Menorah Park: writing letters to military personnel.
Onondaga County Executive’s Office: making sandwiches at the Samaritan Center.
Onondaga County Health Department: organizing health screenings by medical professionals.

Ophelia’s Place: offering a discount on coffee purchase in exchange for donations for a food pantry.
Person to Person Citizen Advocacy: organizing a Game Day with residents at Loretto.
Raging Grannies: singing at St. Lucy’s Church.
Rahma Clinic: offering free health screening, henna painting for children, and youth activities.
Rapha Community: holding a “Heart-Beat” drumming session at Forman Park.

Red Hot Mamas: inviting people to write letters and cards to members of the military.
Respite Volunteers Clearinghouse: recruiting respite care volunteers for people served by local agencies.
Say Yes to Education: providing pro bono lawyers at various sites.
Sheridan Park Association: holding a Memorial Service for first responders with a color guard, fire and police department participation, speaker, and opening and closing prayer.
South Side Interfaith Community Development Center: organizing a cotillion and formal fashion show for teens.

Southern Sudan Initiatives: promoting a school for women and children in Southern Sudan and a community center for “Lost Boys” living in Syracuse.
The Spa at 500 and The Art of Massage: providing chair massages for volunteers after a project.
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program: distributing literature on spay/neutering; displaying kittens for adoption.
St. Joseph’s Hospital: sending professional staff to provide blood pressure screenings at the Assisi center.
St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Church: sending performers to Nottingham Senior Retirement Center and Loretto.

Starfish International: providing Progressive Muscle Relaxation sessions at various sites.
Stone Soup Children’s Garden: building and painting a fence by  Le Moyne College students.
Sunnycrest Parks Association: assisting volunteers at Sunnycrest Park with tree planting and clean-up tasks.
SUNY ESF students: removing invasive plant species along Onondaga Creek.
Syracuse Parks Conservancy: giving flower bulbs and helping with plantings at various sites.

Syracuse Grows: offering tours of community gardens.
Syracuse International Film Festival: documenting the weekend activities.
Syracuse Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Center: collecting food and hygiene items for a food pantry.
Syracuse Parks Conservancy: donating flower bulbs and helping to plant bulbs.
Syracuse Peace Council: conducting a bike clinic at St. Lucy’s Church.

Syracuse University: connecting students from a variety of programs to volunteer activities.
Temple Adath Yeshurun: collecting baby items for the Mary Nelson Center; painting the Mikvah at the Temple; visiting residents at Menorah Park; collecting food for the Interfaith Food Consortium.
Temple Concord: cleaning up at Thornden Park.
Triangle Park: planting daffodils and mums.
University United Methodist Church: offering crafts and music, food demonstration, blood pressure screening, HIV testing, free legal advice and credit reviews, and a free community breakfast.

Upstate University Hospital: providing professional staff to offer blood pressure screenings at St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Church.
Vet Farms of Baldwinsville: developing a vegetable garden for veterans.
Visions for Change: presenting a poverty-simulation at Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse.
Watson Greenhouse: giving away house plants at the Assisi Center.
West Side Learning Center: painting classrooms and a large hallway by Alpha Phi Omega.

Xi Chapter, Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, Inc.: volunteering at Hopps Memorial C.M.E. Church.
The Zen Center: clearing brush around a sculpture by Cayuga-Seneca artist Tom Huff.

For information about other WTB community engagement events, click here.

A-OK! Weekend spreads to Detroit

After hearing about A-OK! Weekend here, the women’s group WISDOM partnered with interfaith groups across Michigan to stage their own A-OK Weekend. More than 600 volunteers came out, from metro Detroit and as far away as Northern Michigan. Dozens were  teenagers. After opening ceremonies they spread out to 11 sites in a four-mile radius in Southwest Detroit to mulch and weed, plant flowers, trim bushes, board up decaying buildings, pick up garbage, paint over graffiti, clean up playgrounds for children, and other projects. WISDOM was enthusiastic about the response. And it all started here in Syracuse!

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