The team in New York found our first East Coast volunteer spot in Brooklyn. Project Samaritan, which addresses the needs of people with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues, needed a team of five to help jump start its new project. They provide health care services and rehabilitation programs for the community but recently, the clinic has been getting hit pretty hard by the economy, as less donations roll in and more expensive bills roll out. The solution: the Brooklyn branch is opening a thrift store this summer, to offset the costs of Project Samaritan’s services.
After a 45-minute train ride from our office to the site, we met up with Brandon Snead, who recently created the volunteer program for Project Samaritan. It turns out, we were one of his first batches of workers! We helped him with creating items for the store, organizing the space and putting together packets and publicity to seek donations and raise awareness of the group. We were doing what we could for a cause that serves almost 2,000 people in the area who rely on Project Samaritan. Brandon was just grateful to have us there helping him move his vision forward.
We wish the best of luck to him as he builds this program and we are very humbled and honored to be a part of it. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Brandon Snead at email@example.com.