On June 4
, we will launch MetroCause, CHR’s new MetroCard program, which will provide the gift of free public transportation to our friends and neighbors in need. With the rising cost of public transportation, many New Yorkers struggle to get around. Whether it’s a re-entrant trying to get to a job interview or a senior trying to get to a doctor’s appointment, the gift of public transportation can transform a life. We will be collecting new and partly used MetroCards, as well as cash and checks, and distributing MetroCards through our outreach partners. Donate online here
Volunteer Opportunity with Harlem Grown
Join CHR at one of our newest partners, “Harlem
Grown”. This summer we’ll meet at the urban farm at 118 West 134th Street
on Saturday, June 24
, July 15
& August 12
from 11am – 3pm
. Be prepared to get dirty as we weed, water, plant, harvest or turn over compost and get to know the kids who are learning how healthy food grows. Be a part of a young person’s life and help them grow. Harlem Grown focuses on helping children grow into well-adjusted humans and believes that working together on the farm can foster healthy relationships and appetites.
Church of the Heavenly Rest’s nourishment efforts have recently expanded to a new partner, Harlem Grown. Harlem Grown provides mentoring to inner city youth through urban farming experience. Currently, they are working with 6 schools in Central and East Harlem. Tony Hillery, the founder of Harlem Grown, spoke on January 29th
during the Rector’s Forum; click here
to see a video about Harlem Grown.