Rego Park Green Alliance Members Selected For Volunteer Commercial

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rego Park Green Alliance Members Visit Local Food Pantry

In honor of our Neighbors feed Neighbors grant from Sodexo Rebecca, Clara, and Yvonne went over to Masbia ( the local food pantry/soup kitchen in Rego Park) and helped out for two hours. Eileen, Kevin, and the rabbi where there and they were nice and welcoming.

Clara will be speaking about the experience to her class on Friday. Clara carried warm plates of delicious food and soup to tables and served people water or tea. She also chatted amiably with everyone. Rebecca helped serve warm plates and washed trays. Yvonne packed 60 bags filled with food.

The Rego Park Green Alliance was awarded a grant from Sodexo based on a proposal by Rebecca West. The project has two components:awareness and action.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Paper Shoe Art Goes To Chicago

The Rego Park Green Alliance is happy to say that some of the art from their Paper Art Masterpieces Project is going to Chicago for an art show. Of course this is also a great example of how repurposing and recycled paper can be used to inspire others. The Alliance will also be presenting some of their paper art at the Forest Hills Y in honor of Earth Day. The art presented will include shoes and dresses made from paper.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Neighbors Feed Neighbors

Thanks to a grant from Sodexo, the Rego Park Green Alliance will be hosting its Neighbors Feed Neighbors program. The program works with schools and neighbors to grow string beans and lettuce for our local food pantry. The Alliance will provide pots, trellis, seeds, and watering cans while you provide the love. We will also be sponsoring kitchen volunteer days at Masbia. To get involved contact Yvonne/Rebecca at 917 597 3089.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Rego Park Green Alliance Salutes Rebecca West

Congratulations to Rebecca West, cofounder of the Rego Park Green Alliance, for obtaining offers to study at New York City’s top public schools, Townsend Harris and Bronx High School of Science. Rebecca is currently in 8th grade at The Metropolitan Expeditionary School and has a 99 average. She advocates on behalf of the Alliance and works to make each project a success.She has worked on murals at NYC public schools and in the community, participated in a public service announcement at the request of the Mayor’s office, illustrated a children's book, advocated to Councilwoman Koslowitz to improve community safety, knocked on doors to get signatures for public support of safety issues, installed community gardens at churches and schools, and attended YMCA Earth Day events to promote green walls and her sustainable artwork. Rebecca West also mentored youth robotics teams for first robotics tournaments, competes in class 1 horseback riding events, runs track, and plays the piano and violin.

Rebecca has received awards for volunteering from Kohl’s and the Barnum and Bailey Circus. She has also participated in a press conference with Mayor Bloomberg on volunteering. We are proud to have her as part of the Rego Park Green Alliance and wish her continued success in all she does.

The Rego Park Green Alliance Family