RIVERDALE COMMUNITY ACTION DAY

The 10th Annual Riverdale Community Action Day, which was held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, was a great success. We would like to thank the RCAD co-chairs, steering committee, and numerous volunteers who helped make the day possible. Over 600 alumni, parents, students and faculty attended the event and the following items were collected for our partner organizations:

  • 50 new/unopened gifts, wrapped and donated to Ronald McDonald House
  • More than 100 flower pots decorated, planted and given to the elderly residents of the Hebrew Home
  • Over 85 cards created for veteran patients at the Bronx VA Hospital
  • Approximately 1,600 children's and adult books collected and 117 bookmarks decorated for Hunts Point Alliance in the Bronx
  • 144 toys with decorated boxes for the children at Rosie's Theater Kids
  • 18 people donated blood, which will help approximately 51 people through the American Red Cross
  • 13 people cut their hair to make wigs for women and children undergoing cancer treatment through Pantene Beautiful Lengths
  • More than 70 decorated canvas bags filled with food to be distributed through Hunts Point Alliance in the Bronx
  • 3 boxes of cat blankets, towels, animal beds, pet food, and accessories collected for pets awaiting adoption at The Animal Care Center of NYC
  • Approximately 95 bags of clothing donated to Goodwill
  • Over 150 electronic devices collected through the Sustainability Committee eWaste drive for recycling
  • Over 150 packages of menstrual hygiene products and candy created by Girls Learn International and donated to POTS
  • Nearly $1,600 raised for Riverdale's Teacher Enrichment Fund through the bake sale and rice krispie treat decorating
  • Nearly 500 bags of non-perishable food assembled and 110 holiday cards created for the City Meals on Wheels pantry
  • 7 bags of men’s clothing and a box of regular-size toiletries donated to the Bronx Shelter Project
  • 170 travel toiletries collected and donated to Ronald McDonald House
  • Nearly 50 pieces of art and craft supplies donated to Bronx House
  • Over 40 pieces of sports equipment collected for Mercy First
  • 1 game of dodgeball and newcomb (modified volleyball) in a gym packed with nearly 100 attendees with Riverdale students and athletes from the Challenged Athletes Foundation

Please Save the Date for the 11th Annual Riverdale Community Action Day
Saturday, November 16, 2019

For More Information

To sign up in advance for blood or hair donation, please contact riverdalecommunityaction@gmail.com.

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