1Day Hoboken is THIS Saturday. Have you preregistered and invited your friends?
Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Church Square Park (4th and Willow). Each team will head off to their respective projects soon after, then reconvene around 1:30 p.m. at The Turtle Club for an epic after-party. You won’t want to miss your chance to win a FitBit, a yearlong Local Barre membership, Yankees tickets, Six Flags passes, an hourlong photo shoot, a Visa gift card or Starbucks goodies!
We’ll be supporting schools, parks, nonprofits and other organizations across the city, with projects for small groups, large groups and children of all ages. Our registration team will help you pick a team Saturday morning, but here’s a preview of the groups we’ll be assisting if you want to plan ahead.
Hoboken Homeless Shelter
Throw on an apron and help cook and serve lunch, slicing and dicing, and mingling with the guests at the local shelter.
Perfect for: Anyone who loves being in the kitchen (but cooking experience is not required).
Hoboken High School (Group 1)
We’ll be helping the drama department clean out their tech room, hauling items to the trash and organizing the rest.
Perfect for: Someone who doesn’t mind a bit of heavy lifting. Technical experience is a plus but not required. This project is not suitable for children.
Hoboken High School (Group 2)
Each year, hundreds of Hoboken students tread the boards of the high school’s stage, and the floors have the scuffs and scrapes to prove it. This team will be cleaning the floor of the stage and repainting it black for the new school year.
Perfect for: Anyone who wants to relive their high school drama days – or enjoys painting in general. This project may be a good match for families with older children.
In Jesus’ Name Charities
Help host a one-day free flea market to provide household supplies, clothing and other goods to local families. Volunteers are needed to help with distribution, manning the event, setup and tear-down.
Perfect for: Anyone who loves being around other people.
Volunteers are needed to help clean the organization’s office, label bins and drawers, and create binders for mentors.
Perfect for: Organizers, neat freaks, etc. (or anyone looking for an indoor project).
Church of the Holy Innocents
The home of the weekly Rummage and Ruffage farmers market could use a bit of TLC. About a dozen volunteers are needed to repaint the wrought-iron fence that surrounds the yard.
Perfect for: Large groups of friends, or families with older children.
A&P Hunger Collection
Our food collection outside A&P, one of Hoboken Grace’s regular outreaches, will benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.
Perfect for: Young kids with big hearts and big smiles.
Mustard Seed School
This group will break into two teams, helping the staff prepare for the fall during the school’s summer work day. One team will be assigned lighter tasks – setting up classrooms (replacing books, screwing in hooks). The other team will be doing more heavy-duty projects, like moving or assembling furniture.
Perfect for: The aspiring handy-man. Furniture-building skills are a huge plus for the team that will be doing more heavy lifting.
Shade Tree Commission
A small group will work on some planting and maintenance projects. We’ll supply the rakes, gloves and garbage bags!
Perfect for: Green thumbs or anyone looking for an outdoor project.
City of Hoboken
Like last year, we’ll be working on various projects for the city, doing maintenance work at parks and other sites.
Perfect for: Large groups of friends, families with children of all ages.