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2016

Massachusetts House of Representatives

18 July 2016

The Consul General of South Africa in New York, Ms. Mathula Nkosi, celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day and welcomed President Barack Obama's Young African Leaderhsip Initiative (YALI ) Fellows at the Massachusetts House of Representatives in Boston.


Urban Farming with Project EATS - Marcus Garvey Farm

19 July 2016

Project EATS is a project that uses art, urban agriculture, partnerships, and social enterprise to sustainably produce and equitably distribute essential resources within and between working class and low-income neighborhoods. To do this, Project EATS brings diverse neighbors together to use land in their neighborhoods and provides the infrastructures and support for the communities to develop their resources into productive spaces.

Nelson Mandela International Day volunteers assisted with farming aspects, from composting and weeding, harvesting and processing crops, to building benches and raising beds.

For more information about Project EATS, please go to https://projecteats.org.


Meal Service at MASBIA - Flatbush

19 July 2016

1372 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn New York, 11230

Masbia is a network of kosher soup kitchens in New York City. Its three locations in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Midwood, as well as the Queens neighborhood of Rego Park, serve over 500 free, hot kosher meals nightly.

Nelson Mandela International Day Volunteers assisted from signing in, seating, portioning of hot meals, serving dinner trays, to collecting trays and cleaning of tables.

For more information about Masbia, please go to: http://www.masbia.org/masbia_of_flatbush.

Pantry and Meal Service at MASBIA - Flatbush

21 July 2016

1372 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn New York, 11230

Nelson Mandela International Day Volunteers helped from shopping for groceries using a point system, organizing and stocking pantry items, to bagging fresh produce for distribution. They also assisted with signing in, seating, portioning of hot meals, serving dinner, to collecting trays and cleaning of tables.

For more information about Masbia, please go to: http://www.masbia.org/masbia_of_flatbush.