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SUNY Downstate College of Medicine — CHARITY EVENT: Fundraising for East Flatbush Village Incorporated
November 8, 2015 - December 8, 2015Free
BRI-SUNY Downstate will be listed on gofundme.com, and hosting a free information and donation table outside the cafeteria to raise funds for this very deserving non-profit organization that contributes back to our community. East Flatbush Village (EFV) works with local at-risk youth to help them better their lives. SUNY Downstate and BRI both encourage student leaders to give back to the community and to those in need through charitable work. Please stop by our table and contribute what you can!
A word about East Flatbush Village from their website: “Our organization combats violence within the community by providing these children with recreational activities and educational tools. Our programs enables youths ages 3 through 18 years old to express themselves in creative and positive ways while building their self esteem through football, swimming, soccer, dance, cheerleading and other recreational activities. These activities provide the youths not only with resources and outlets but also with mentors such as teachers, coaches and volunteers, who are willing and able to guide them. Building them a strong foundation which they will carry with them into adulthood.”
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: As part of a service learning project at SUNY Downstate, three members of our BRI chapter worked to raise money to donate to East Flatbush Village Inc. We utilized both gofundme and a donation table outside of the cafeteria to raise funds. In total we have raised approximately $550.
“I have been volunteering with EFV through two different clubs at school, and after seeing first hand how they give kids the tools to reach their full potential, I feel very strongly that donations to this organization will be used very effectively. EFV works on the front lines in a disadvantaged community where violence and povertry are all too real. The folks who work there understand the community and know how to best serve the community’s youth. Perhaps even more importantly, EFV understands that each child is unique, so they tailor their outreach programs very effectively to the kids’ different interests and needs.” ~Mary Hahn, BRI-SUNY Downstate president