On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the East Side Partnership welcomed students from the Harvey School for a volunteer day. The Harvey School is a private school in Katonah, NY. The upper school participated in their “Harvey Builds Day.” 150 students went to Mill River Park to clean and paint a mural. 25 students went to CLC’s Hillendale branch, and 125 came to the East Side to help with a variety of projects. We based our volunteer projects around our motto of “Clean, Safe and Green”.
Clean: The bulk of our volunteers spread out across the East Side and helped us clean the streets. The Reddi Rooster at 1053 East Main Street surprised our volunteers with sandwiches and drinks to thank them. They also called in News 12 CT to interview some of the students and teachers (clip included below).
Safe: The Stamford Fire Department provided us with paint and supplies, so a group of students could paint some of the fire hydrants around the East Side. Many of our residents stopped the volunteers while painting to thank them for their efforts.
Green: We received donations from Purdue Pharma and Fairfield County Bank, which allowed us to purchase 10 new planters to place along East Main Street. The students helped plant fall foliage into the new planters and also planted bulbs in some of our pocket gardens along East Main Street.
The students worked from 9AM – 1PM on all the projects and made a great impact in our neighborhood. We look forward to future collaborations with them. If your business or employer is looking for volunteer projects, please contact us! We also have a variety of projects that require volunteers to help us execute.