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Ticketmaster gets involved

Ticketmaster chose MFTA to be the host site for a day of service on Friday, April 19th.  Nearly the entire New York office came to help out in the warehouse, about 25 employees strong. They spent the morning color-coding and sorting … Continue reading

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Lions in the warehouse!

Don’t worry, they weren’t real lions – they were students from Columbia University’s student group Columbia Community Outreach (CCO). On Saturday, April 6, a group of 15 students volunteered at MFTA as part of their annual day of service. Every spring, … Continue reading

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Spring volunteering at MFTA gets a boost from Jumpstart

If you shopped at MFTA this week, you probably noticed that our fleet of shopping carts was much easier to steer. You can thank Jumpstart for that! Last Friday, a group of eager volunteers from Jumpstart came to MFTA to help … Continue reading

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Alabama and New York, working together at MFTA

This past Wednesday, we had a group of students from Birmingham-Southern College stop by the MFTA warehouse for a few hours of volunteering.  They came to us all the way from Birmingham, Alabama, as part of the school’s “Alternative Spring … Continue reading

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MFTA hosts No Longer Empty’s Family Day fun

We had an incredible time making sculptures and instruments with No Longer Empty at the Clock Tower in Long Island City on Saturday, March 9. The afternoon of art-making workshops focused on making trophies and instruments with a treasure trove of materials, including … Continue reading

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Third Thursday: Wind Mill Making with Gregory VandeHey

Third Thursday Open Studio Workshop Wind Mill Making with Gregory VandeHey Every third Thursday of the month, Materials for the Arts hosts a free evening of artmaking and cocktails. This month come and make a personalized windmill with unusual supplies … Continue reading

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Art and reuse at CCNS Glenwood Senior Center

Janelle St. Hill, Program Manager at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services‘ Glenwood Senior Center, recently sent us pictures of some fantastic projects created by local seniors. An MFTA recipient since 2009, the center offers a variety of resources to seniors in … Continue reading

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Don’t miss Wreath Interpretations!

You may have seen postcards and advertising around the city for the Parks Department’s 30th Annual Wreath Interpretations show, featuring the artwork of our very own volunteer artist Sabu. Just because the holiday season is almost over doesn’t mean you have to miss this creative and fun exhibition! Wreath … Continue reading

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Holiday help from Bank of America

Last Thursday, we got some more volunteer help from Bank of America. We were visited by the Alternative Investments Division back in September. Last week, we happily hosted three eager volunteers from the Ultra High Net Worth Segment Marketing Division. As part … Continue reading

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Happy 15th birthday, America Recycles Day!

Fifteen years ago, America Recycles Day was established to raise awareness of recycling and how it can benefit the environment. Today, people all over the country are hosting special recycling awareness events in their communities and making an extra effort … Continue reading

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