Click the locations below for further details on each project or the project's host organization.
Anaheim, Calif. — Beach Clean-Up
Volunteers with Access California Services cleaned up Huntington Beach! They worked to protect Orange County beaches and waterways by removing trash from the beach. They also learned about ocean pollution, urban runoff and the danger it poses to local the local ecosystems, citizens and economy.
- Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)-Los Angeles
San Diego, Calif. — Painting the Park
- Youth volunteers with Somali Family Services cleaned and painted benches and slides at Teralta Park.
San Francisco, Calif. — Feed the Homeless
- Volunteers with the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)-San Francisco served breakfast to the homeless at Glide Memorial.
Washington, D.C. — Making Meals for Martha's Table
- Volunteers with the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)-Washington, D.C. made sandwiches for Martha's Table. Martha's Table is a local organization that is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of low-income and homeless children, families and individuals. Sandwiches were packaged, labeled and delivered to Martha's Table at the end of the event.
Orlando, Fl. — Serve the Homeless
- Volunteers with Arab American Community Center of Florida served food and distributed goodies to the homeless at St. George Orthodox Church.
Atlanta, Ga. — Community Park Beautification Day
- Volunteers with the Alif Institute helped with general beautification of the grounds at Dresden Park.
Chicago, Ill. — Community Clothing Drive for Syrian Refugees
- Volunteers with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) worked with different schools in the Arab and Muslim community to collect clothes for Syrian refugees. After collecting the clothes, the AAAN staff and volunteers went to the Helping Hand warehouse to organize and package the clothes received.
Chicago, Ill. — Islamic Oasis Clean-Up and Painting plus Adopt-a-Beach
- Volunteers with the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)-Chicago cleaned up and painted Islamic Oasis' facility. Volunteers also partnered with the Arab American Family Services for their Adopt-a-Beach project (see below).
Bridgeview, Ill. — Adopt-a-Beach
- Volunteers with Arab American Family Services worked in small groups to clean sections of Calumet Beach. Alliance for the Great Lakes also provided a water testing kit so that one group could test the water at the beach. All data collected that day was submitted into an online database for Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Boston, Mass. — Park Beautification Project
- Volunteers with the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)-Boston worked at a city park assigned by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Detroit, Mich. — Cody High School Makeover
Volunteers with ACCESS tackled a major makeover of a Detroit Public Schools high school (Detroit Institute of Technology (DIT) at Cody Rouge High School) by repairing drop ceilings in classrooms, repainting outdoor courts, landscaping and cleaning up debris and planting gardens at nearby Stein Park.
Flint, Mich. — Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
- Volunteers with Arab American Heritage Council transported and sorted boxes of food, and organized and stocked food on shelves at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
Brooklyn, New York — Project 1: Urban Gardening/Project 2: Tree Stewardship
- Project 1: Volunteers with The Arab American Family Support Center assisted with Transitional Living Community's (TLC) efforts to clean up and prepare their gardens for the summer, which provide a therapeutic space for their clients.
- Project 2: Volunteers with The Arab American Family Support Center supported the Gowanus Canal Conservancy's cleanup efforts of the canal linings specifically with the stewardship of the trees along the canal.
Brooklyn, New York — Park Beautification
- Volunteers with the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) cleaned up Shore Road Park.
Bronx, New York — City Harvest Mobile Market
- Volunteers with the Network of Arab-American Professionals-NY (NAAP-NY) assisted the City Harvest Mobile Market in Bronx, New York. The City Harvest Mobile Market program partners with the New York City Housing Authority to deliver fresh produce, free of charge to pre-registered New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents in an effort to fight hunger in low-income communities where nutrient dense food is expensive and inaccessible.
Lackawanna, New York — Keep Giving, Keep it Green
- Volunteers with ACCESS of WNY planted a garden, cleaned surrounding streets and collected furniture and household goods for refugees. Volunteers specifically worked on planting a vegetable and herb garden, lawn and shrub maintenance and cleaning side walks and streets. Volunteers also picked up furniture and loaded donated clothes onto a truck.
Philadelphia, Penn. — Neighborhood Tree Planting
- Volunteers with the Philadelphia Arab American Community Development Corporation planted trees throughout the South Kensington neighborhood.
Dallas, Texas — Tango Tab's Feed The City: Making Meals for Those in Need
- Volunteers with the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP)-Dallas made sandwiches and packed lunches for those in need.