project leader
Brigitte C
location
375 E 143rd St
(South Bronx, NY)
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We've Reached a Milestone

the project

In the wake of the pandemic, we were presented with the opportunity to lend our focus to expand the distribution of food and supplies from the Crotona, Fordham, and Bedford Park sections of the Bronx to NYCHA communities in the Mott Haven and Morrisania areas.

the steps

Tabling activities (interchangeable) 

❏ What is ICGT? - mission and collection concept 

❏ e-Survey - “How Green Are You?” (True or False/multiple choice)

❏ Information - why recycle and proper recycling practices 

❏ Benefits of the Right to Recycle Collection Initiative - convenience, green jobs, greener community, civic engagement, rewards, and incentives 

❏ Recycling games - “Guess The Amount”, “Recycling Relay” 

❏ Carbon footprint reduction - “How to be a Greener You” 

❏ Textile and electronic collection 

❏ Voter registration 

❏ Herbalist - introducing Ayurvedic and homeopathic remedies for the body and mind

❏ Food sampling - preparation idea(s) for food box items 

❏ Food distribution 

*Themed special events

Oct. 31st - Halloween Kiddie Swag Bags (environmentally-themed games and giveaways)

Nov. 21st - Turkey Kit Giveaway (TBD) 

**Residents will be required to register prior to the event to ensure safety protocols, prevent distribution overlap, and to estimate participation levels.

 

why we're doing it

Inner City Green Team (ICGT) is an environmental organization with a focus on poverty alleviation and community development. Our mission is to help protect the environment and transform the lives of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents through improved recycling, education, job training and paid work that can lead to a lifetime of employment and civic engagement. Towards that end, we are working to create an effective, replicable, and sustainable recycling infrastructure at NYCHA with job creation and community revitalization at its core.

Our effort to address food disparities in the poorest communities will support NYCHA residents who are about 46% Black and 44% Hispanic. Approximately 20% are senior citizens and 35% are single females with children under 18 years of age. This community has much higher rates of disease which include asthma, diabetes, and other underlying health conditions.

budget

6-week distribution period:

(1300) food boxes: $ 13,000

Advertisment/Promotion: $1000

Equipment and Supplies: $400

Refreshments: $300

Transportation: $300



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $15,000
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$228
TOTAL TO RAISE = $15,228
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  

updates

We've Reached a Milestone

We've reached the 50% milestone of our campaign goal! Folks have really reached into their hearts and most importantly their WALLETS.

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Munch Hours Inc
  • Anonymous
  • TVNistas
  • Erinkate P.
  • Raymond S.
  • Joanna M.
  • Dawn C.
  • Shirley T.
  • Peter G.
  • Anonymous
  • Siobain
  • April H.
  • Timothy S.
  • Yvonne R.
  • Henry W.
  • Brian F.
  • Christopher M.
  • Doerge family
  • Leslie D.
  • St. Luke AME Church
  • June B.
  • Princess M.
  • Kenneth Duff
  • Ramona V.
  • Ricardo G.
  • Anonymous
  • Rachel P.
  • Frances C.
  • Daphany S.
  • G V.
  • B C.