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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: WHERE TO TURN TODAY AND TOMORROW
From Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:00 am to Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:59 am (included)
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To All,

As we mentioned we did not do any graffiti cleanups today.

Instead our volunteers helped out with the NRPA at New Dorp Beach.

We also helped out with the cleanup and set up at the Conference for their Revolutionary War Reenactment

While we were doing this Scott was completing Mural 45 in our Flags Across Staten Island Series.

We currently have cash in hand for two more and a full commitment for one other.

That will bring us to 48 so we really need two $1,000 sponsors to get us to 50.

We are also finalizing plans for a giant 51st Mural to end the project.

We have a couple of sites under evaluation.

The final mural will be a huge undertaking ($5,000) and we are looking for some sponsors to help out.

We will end the project with a party (hot dogs hamburgers soda etc) and will invite all of our sponsors.

We had many individuals, businesses, churches elected officials, foundations and volunteers that made this project successful.

We would also like to thank Scott and Jimmy Oddo who have been part of this since day one.

We hope that you will all come out and celebrate this project that not only cut down on graffiti but also showed what a proud and patriotic place Staten Island is. Details to follow.

Next week we will be holding the I Volunteer II Information Forum at South Beach Psychiatric on Saturday 9/26 from 1:00 to 3:00.

We already have nearly 40 organizations participating and many schools already on board.

Students will be able to sign up for community service opportunities and organizations can share information on their various programs.

The Grammar School with the most attendees (7th and 8th graders) and the High School with the most attendees will receive a $500 award from Where to Turn.

Here are just a few of the Where to Turn opportunities that will be available for volunteers and schools.

Snow Shoveling for Seniors receive 10 hours of community service by adopting a senior citizen and committing to shovel for them each time it snows.

Graffiti Removals weekly outings cleaning up graffiti on Staten Island.

Proactive Disaster Relief schools can register to adopt a school in a disaster area. If a disaster does hit the Staten Island school will collect what is needed by their adopted school and Where to Turn will ship directly to the impacted school.

Prom Dresses for All coordinate the collection of used prom dresses at your school. We will add these to the over 100 that we have already collected. Get them cleaned and make them available to less fortunate students next year.

Re-Gifting for a Good Cause collect items you have received as gifts and have never used. We will distribute them to needy families over the holidays.

We will also give schools the capability to directly update our website with their upcoming events.

Finally we are planning a major cleanup of the cemetery where Ichabod Crane is buried.

While all of this is going on we are continuing our efforts to get the Hearts and Hands Memorial started and have already initiated plans to have the United in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt displayed at Ground Zero next year.

Hopefully you will join us. For more information check out our website at www.where-to-turn.org

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