Ethics for Children Service Project – Beach Clean Up

Ethics for Children Service Project – Beach Clean Up

The best service day ideas come from the kids and our May service day was one of them! Our kids wanted to do something to help our local wildlife.
 
To set up this project we reached out to the Urban Park Rangers at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park. As it so happened they were doing a public program about Horseshoe Crabs the same day as our service project was planned. The Rangers were more than happy to have our group come join the program and stick around for a beach clean-up afterwards.
 
After their presentation the Rangers set us up with grabbers and bags and we went to work. While our group is small, we had an oversized impact that day! Our initiative inspired others there for the Horseshoe Crab program to stick around and join in the clean-up!
Ethics in Action – Collection for Women’s Shelter

Ethics in Action – Collection for Women’s Shelter

At a time when so many people in our communities are struggling, sometimes it seems overwhelming to try to look for solutions, but even small acts can make a difference. As part of the Secular Week of Action, we had a toiletries collection to help support the CAMBA Park Slope Women’s Shelter, which is a​ 100-bed shelter at the Park Slope Armory in Brooklyn. The supportive, structured, and therapeutic facility provides temporary housing, nutritious meals, and comprehensive services and assistance for mentally ill, substance-abusing women.
BSEC members, friends, families from the Park Slope Playgroup, and people in the community came to support the collection and brought over 500 items to donate to the community.
Thank you all who came, who contributed, and who helped us sort the items and bring them to the shelter. The best of ethics is ethics in action!
Ethics for Children Service Project – Show of Gratitute

Ethics for Children Service Project – Show of Gratitute

Our April Ethics for Children project was a show of gratitude.

The Prospect Park Board Gaming Club is a long-standing supporter of our children’s program. As a gesture of gratitude, we made board game pieces for them to use. With much creativity and great patience over twenty 2″ wooden pieces were customized for play. We hope that the gamers have as much fun using them as we did making!

In support of the victims of the Sunset Park Shooting

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture would like to express our concern and support for the victims of the horrific subway shooting in Sunset Park. Our thoughts go out to the victims, their families and friends.

Ethics For Children Service Project – Multigenerational Connection

Ethics For Children Service Project – Multigenerational Connection

With our BSEC platforms and Ethics for Children classes being held online, there have been fewer opportunities for multigenerational interactions within our community. Many of our students have never seen the BSEC building bustling with activity or enjoyed a brunch with the bunch. The latest service project for our EfC kids program was designed to remind participants that we are a part of a larger multigenerational community.
Earlier in March we came together and prepared house plants as gifts for a shortlist of recommended members. The kids designed and painted the pots, then chose from a variety of houseplant cuttings ready for transplant. Embodying our themes of care for the earth and care for community, the plants were potted in new soil ready to be taken to their new homes.
A special thank you to Nancy, Fiona, and Taty for helping with delivery!!!