Ethics for Children Service Project – A Surprise Party!

For their February service project, the Ethics for Children program threw a surprise party to validate and honor the work of two special guests – Jorge and Nahomy. 
 
Jorge and Nahomy work in an industry that has been deeply impacted by the pandemic – Domestic Workers. They provide the service of cleaning houses and offices and they thought that they had been hired to clean one of the rooms in the building. As guests, they were chosen at random, with only the assurance of John, who handles the scheduling at Hire a Maid, that he would send two people who had been working with them throughout the pandemic. 
 
When Jorge and Nahomy arrived they were met with a round of applause, a banner, superhero capes, crowns, and cards all of which the kids had prepared. Then – a party complete with snacks and dancing. A good time was had by all.

Ethics for Children Service Project – Books

The Ethics for Children program hosted its first service day of 2022 with a theme of literacy. They collected 26 boxes of gently used books (that is over 1,000 books) to donate! The children’s books that were collected are being donated to the Brooklyn Book Bodega (brooklynbookbodega.org) – a non-profit that collects and distributes kids’ books with a mission to increase the number of 100+ book homes for kids in NYC. The adult books that were collected have been donated to Books to Prisoners, a collaborative project of BSEC and The Humanist Being which provides books to prison libraries. In addition to collecting and sorting books, the kids made bookmarks, wrote book recommendations for their favorite titles, and of course, spent a little time just reading. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such an amazing success!

Ethics for Children Service Project – Food Security

The December Ethics for Children Service Day was focused on food security. We assembled grab bag lunches and collected pantry items for the community fridge that is hosted by the Wyckoff Museum (5816 Clarendon Rd Brooklyn). We also had a special guest, Anaika Forbes, who set up the fridge and the Team Leader of Hashtag LunchBag Brooklyn. Anaika shared how this community fridge, and 2 others, came to be, and how she works to help address food insecurity in Brooklyn. At the end of our day, 24 complete lunches and 4 big bags of pantry goods were delivered!

If anyone is seeking a community fridge in NYC to contribute to or utilize, you can find a map of locations at: https://nycfridge.com If you would like to join Anaika at a monthly Hashtag LunchBag event, you can find details on her social media: hashtaglunchbagbk
To learn more about our ethics for Children classes, visit: https://bsec.org/efc/
 
To see the full-sized pictures, please click on the thumbnails below.
 
 

Help our children feed the hungry!

Dear friends,
We have entered the holiday season, and food insecurity becomes even harder for so many families during this time of the year. Our kids want to make a difference, and we need your help.
This month the kids from the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture ‘s Ethics for Children (https://bsec.org/efc) service project wanted to stock the community fridge and pantry that is hosted by the Wyckoff Museum (5816 Clarendon Rd Brooklyn). Students will be assembling grab bag lunches for the fridge as well as collecting items ( new, not expired non-perishables as well as grab and go lunches for the community refrigerator) to stock the pantry.
If anyone would like to donate items, please feel free to drop them off with Taty this Friday, from 6-7pm at BSEC at 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY), or Sunday, from 11:30am – 1:30pm with Angel at the BSEC Building Garden ( garden gate entrance on 2nd street, by Prospect Park West.
Thank you!
Ethics for Children – Service Day

Ethics for Children – Service Day

The November Ethics for Children Service Day was in service of the animals. We made toys, treats, and did drawings of  animals in the NYC ACC shelter. The catnip dumplings, dog tug toys, and timothy treats for the bunnies and guinea pigs will help the animals to deal with the inevitable stress of the shelter environment. A highlight of the day were the kittens that EfC participant Saskia is fostering. The pictures were also donated to the shelter so that they could be posted with the animals profile, drawing attention to them with potential adopters. These artworks can be viewed on the ACC website as long as the animal is still at the shelter. (Search Profiles Chowder 125602, Blue 129463, Honey Bun 125579, Connor 126150, Tully 129052 – Bun Bun and Kobe have been adopted)