New Yorkers know that “home” extends beyond their four walls. It’s the neighborhood, community centers, playgrounds, parks and schools we visit or pass by each day. It’s our city, our greater habitat.
Our A Brush with Kindness (BWK) program involves painting, planting, “fix-up” and general improvement of public spaces in the five boroughs that lack funds for refurbishing. BWK serves over 6,000 New Yorkers each year, and has revitalized more than 100 neighborhood spaces since its launch in 2009.
All volunteers over the age of 14 can participate, with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
Interested in BWK for your public space? Click here to learn more about eligibility and apply
“The Wyckoff Gardens facility is a throwback to the 80’s. With the help of the volunteers, participants, and staff we marched into the new millennium. The volunteers were so knowledgeable and they worked with the participants to bring their ideas to fruition. The end results are amazing, and the compliments keep coming. Thank you to the staff, and the volunteers of Brush with Kindness for the love and dedication to their work and the communities they serve.”
– Regina Mitchell, Program Director, Wyckoff Gardens