Movable Ink + New York Cares: Giving Back to Our Schools and Public Spaces

At Movable Ink, we <3 New York. Even though we have Inkers based around the country and even around the world, our NYC headquarters is very much our home base. And any time we have the opportunity to give back to our community, we jump at the chance.

We regularly participate in charitable events, and one of our favorite organizations to partner with is New York Cares, a nonprofit that helps mobilize New Yorkers so they can help improve the city’s schools, assist those in immediate need and revitalize the city’s public spaces.

On Cares Day for Schools, 4,000 volunteers at 70 schools across the five boroughs come together to organize libraries and classrooms, paint inspiring murals, and beautify school grounds. Inkers had an awesome time volunteering on NY Cares Day for Schools this past fall.

We repainted doors and cubbies in the classrooms at PS 81 K Thaddeus Stevens in Brooklyn to help turn the old, worn wood into a bright and colorful place to learn for elementary school children.

It was a lot of work, but it was tons of fun!

In addition to volunteering our time, Movable Ink raised $1,346.27 for New York’s public schools. How cool is that?!

More recently, we partnered with New York Cares again for Cares Day Spring, which happened to land on Earth Day. Cares Day Spring is a another city-wide day of service that brings together over 3,000 New Yorkers to help revitalize our public spaces.

This time, we joined other teams to help paint more than 1,000 feet of the Jersey Barriers (a pedestrian path/bridge) making it the longest single design of any Cares Day Spring painting project.

We raised more donations this time too – more than $2,000!

We’re always looking for new ways to volunteer and give back our time to our local community. Stay tuned for more updates about our volunteering adventures.

Want to join a team that gives back? We’re hiring!

To learn more about New York Cares, visit their website.