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Where to Turn Winter Program Update

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Where to Turn Winter Program Update
From Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:00 am to Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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Below is a brief update of our winter programs.

Where to Turn Crisis Relief Network

We just had our 250,000th visitor to our websites and we have posted over 50,000 updates over the last 2 years.

Hearts and Hands Memorial Project

We have completed the Environmental Impact Study and are awaiting the report. Once we receive we will have access to the federal grant to begin work on the project.

We hope to have the project documented and have the cleanup begin this winter. We will also schedule a meeting with Senator Lanza to discuss the state funds promised

to this project.

Where to Turn Toy Drive

With the help of many including St. Johnís University, Notre Dame High School the Free Lighting Corp. and Dr. Costagliola we collected nearly 1,000 toys

Toys have been distributed to individual families as well as to the Daughters of Africa, the Staten Island Family Service Preventive Program and the Justin LiGreci HIV and

AIDS Foundation

Toys will continue to be distributed throughout the holidays.

Snow Shoveling for Seniors

We currently have nearly 2,500 seniors registered and currently have over 500 student volunteers registered.

Since its inception we have shoveled for over 2,500 seniors.

We are hoping to get more schools involved and reach 750 volunteers this winter.

Re-Gifting for a Good Cause

We have over 10 drop off points and 3 schools involved and will begin accepting donations the day after Christmas.

We hope to surpass last yearís collection of over 2,500 items

Changing the Face of Staten Island Graffiti Removal

Nearly 40 court ordered offenders have been referred to Where to Turn to complete their community service requirements.

We have logged over 1,000 hours and have participated in over 300 cleanups.

Together with the city we have cleaned 800 of the 885 tagged locations reported in 2008.

Flags Across Staten Island

Scott LoBaido has completed 25 American flag murals and will complete two more this year.

We will complete the balance (23) in the Spring and will look for some grammar school students to carry photos of the flags in next yearís Memorial Day parade.

For an update on all of our programs visit our website at www.where-to-turn.org
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