The Good Neighbors initiative aims to connect StuyTown residents and employees with each other and our local community, through volunteering efforts throughout the city and state, as well as internal charity events.
Our program organizers will continuously search for events to cater to various causes, and will update the calendar throughout the year to provide a variety of volunteering events.
The goal is to broaden our community outreach to those who need assistance while building on our own sense of community.
- StuyTown Property Services is joining the Third Annual Disability Pride Parade to promote inclusion, awareness, and visibility of people with disabilities, and redefine public perception of disability. The organization’s Disability Pride Parade in New York City, which has drawn upwards of 3,000 participants in years past, supports people with disabilities.
Parade line-up beings at 10am at Union Square on Sunday, July 9th. The parade steps off at 11am and goes up Broadway to Madison Square Park. The parade is followed by a celebration in Madison Square Park from noon to 3pm. Click here to sign up.
- Join StuyTown Property Services and get out on our waterfront—and on the water—with the Waterfront Alliance’s annual City of Water Day! Now in its tenth year, this free, family-oriented celebration of the New York and New Jersey waterfront has grown into the region’s biggest harbor festival.
Held on Governors Island and locations around New York Harbor on Saturday, July 15th from 8am-6pm, the event draws thousands of people to the water for a day of fun. Assistance is needed to help make the day a success! Waterfront Alliance is looking for volunteers to help with activities that take place at the main location on Governors Island. Volunteers must be 18 or older, but all ages are welcome to attend the festival. Help is needed before, during, and after the event, with a variety of jobs to do (if you have any special marine/rescue skills, please let us know!). Volunteers will receive a free lunch and T-shirt. Click here to sign up.
Current / Previous Initiatives
- StuyTown Property Services is sponsoring the inaugural year of the Peter Stuyvesant Little League’s Challenger division for children with intellectual and physical disabilities. Children/young adults, between the ages of 4-18, can register here.
- In December 2016, the StuyTown Property Services’ human resources team delivered 53 completed care packages to the local VA Medical Center at 423 East 23rd Street. The packages containing deodorant, shaving cream, combs, toothbrushes and toothpaste, dental floss, soap, and shampoo, were distributed to veterans who were staying at the facility for treatment. One of the reasons the VA was selected was because of its geographic proximity to StuyTown and because StuyTown was originally built to provide housing for returning WWII vets. StuyTown played the role of facilitator between its employees and the VA, which specifically requested donations of toiletries rather than other items.
- In 2016, StuyTown Property Services coordinated three other collections among both employees and residents: 400 pounds of canned goods for City Harvest Food Drive, 350 gently used coats for New York Cares Coat Drive, and new toys for Toys For Tots and Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Toy Drive, 200 and 400 toys, respectively.
- On May 21st 2017, SPS gathered residents and employees to join the Hope and Heroes Walk to fund life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders. Columbia University Medical Center spearheads this important work, including cutting-edge research, support for families, and care that always puts children first.
- On June 17th, 2017, StuyTown Property Services (SPS) joined the 9th annual Kids for Kids Family Fun Day for St. Jude, one of the largest and most successful annual charity events in New York. Together, SPS and residents celebrated the lifesaving mission at this event, featuring a carnival, barbecue lunch, kids activities, live entertainment, and more.
Stay tuned for more of our Good Neighbor community outreach programs as we build community in Manhattan.