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FROM MS SOCIETY………………………………………..


The National MS Society is closely monitoring the latest developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic and we are taking proactive steps to protect people affected by MS, our event participants and the broader MS community. Based on recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will not host Walk MS events through June in person. Instead, we will continue to fuel life-changing breakthroughs for people affected by MS through an exciting virtual fundraising experience.

You can still make a difference through #virtualwalkMS:

  1. Fundraise – Take advantage of your online Fundraising Center to let people know you’re participating virtually in Walk MS or start a Facebook Fundraiser to let everyone know why this mission matters to you. You’ll still have access to all the great tools and resources you’ve come to know and love.
  2. Build Your Team – Challenge your friends and family to join you – virtually, of course! People with MS are counting on us to do whatever it takes.
  3. Celebrate Your Walk, Your Way – Whether it’s on a home treadmill or a walk around the block with your dog, on your site’s Walk MS date (or whenever it’s convenient for you) put on your orange or Walk MS finest and show us how you’re celebrating by using #virtualwalkMS on social media to share photos and more.

Need help or have questions? Contact us.

Finish Line Spirit Team – Volunteers will cheer for the participants as they cross the finish line.
Volunteers are asked to bring lots of enthusiasm, spirit, and cheer!

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Location: New York, NY

For more information and to sign up and volunteer, contact Vanessa Bass





Day of Service – Volunteers will spend about 3-4 hours lending a helping hand with whatever the House needs help with.
Typical projects include cleaning, pantry-stocking, donation-organizing and more.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: New York, NY

For more information and to sign up and volunteer, contact Vanessa Bass

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY

Volunteers will be delivering meals to our home-bound elderly neighbors,  on foot, within walking distance of the senior center.  Meal delivery can take up to 2 hours.
Volunteers will be given a brief orientation, route sheet/meals and split into pairs or small groups.
Please wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes.
Please do not bring any large bags, we do not have any storage for personal items.

Meals must be delivered RAIN or SHINE.

For more information and to sign up and volunteer, contact Vanessa Bass



Habitat Volunteer – Volunteers will be working on affordable single-family homes formerly owned by the New York City Housing Authority and sold to Habitat. No construction experience is necessary as the Habitat staff will provide the training necessary. Work could include demolition of the house to its structural shell, digging out the basement foundation, framing, and other carpentry, sheetrock, flooring, or painting. There will be a Habitat shuttle that drives volunteers to the work site from the E/J train stop to Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer.

Date:  Saturday, July 25, 2020
Time:  8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
Location:  Queens, NY
For more information and to sign up and volunteer, contact Vanessa Bass


February 22, 2020
marks the date for our next NYPCMA Community Service Activity.       

What we’ll be doing?
Volunteers will be collecting, sorting, and packaging items, doing food preparation and meal service.
Please be punctual and be able to lift 10-50 pounds up and down one flight of steps.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Mount Vernon, NY

Spots are extremely limited but this remains one of the more powerful ways to give back while meeting fellow chapter members!

To participate:
Please email our CSR Director, Vanessa Bass @


Serving the homeless food – Volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast to homeless and hungry New Yorkers in the East Village.

Due to The Father’s Heart Ministries’ Child Protection Policy, volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 must be supervised by a parent/guardian.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time:  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: New York, NY

For more information and to sign up and volunteer, contact Vanessa Bass


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