Jersey Cares Day, which took place on May 7, 2011, is organized in the spirit of partnership and community-building across the state of New Jersey.
Volunteers got involved in several creative projects at the Martin Luther King, Jr. School, the most diverse community school in Jersey City with over 800 students–most of whose first language is Arabic, Korean or Spanish. Volunteers painted food-themed murals in the cafeteria to inspire and motivate healthy eating habits, educational murals in the first and second grade hallways, as well as hopscotch and four square games in the school yard—which is where 15 BNP Paribas employees got to work!
Jersey Cares is a non-profit organization that provides volunteer opportunities all throughout the year, which includes feeding the homeless, tutoring middle school students, building new homes and more. To find out about upcoming events and how to get involved as an individual or as a corporation, check out their volunteer news. You can also follow them on Twitter and join the conversation!