Since December, HarlemLive has been volunteering at the 86th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Barnes&Noble Bookstore. In an effort to raise money for the organization, .HarlemLive has been wrapping books for donations. Other groups involved in this program are: the Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State, the East Harlem Tutorial Program, and the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center.
to the gift wrapping profession, the HL staff had a hard time adjusting
to the rigorous task of wrapping, cutting, and taping. The ability
to build and maintain a website that includes animation, video, artwork,
and not to mention compelling stories, does not necessarily require
the all-too-simple skills of folding in flaps and carefully aligning
the edges. But despite all the paper cuts, books of abnormal size
and the occasional gift brought in from another store(!), the HL youth
and advisors pressed on.
students have devoted their weekends (i.e. cartoons and Cheerios)
to the cause of raising more money for their growing enterprise. The
money will help pay for HL Stationary, train fare, Reporters Notebooks
and office supplies. HL students worked with a diligence motivated
by keeping their valued after-school program afloat.
Hey, you know what? I think I'll do it again. I, along with several other HL members, will be trying our hand one more time at gift wrapping this weekend the 22nd and 23rd. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We will be trying our best to satisfy all your wrapping needs
out and meet us!! Get a book wrapped!
HarlemLive would like to thank Oneika Mays, Frances Kelly, and Deborah Williams for allowing us the opportunity to work and fundraise in their store
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