Volunteers from all over Woodhaven gather once a month to clean up and restore the historic Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery behind All Saints Church on 96th Street. This year, the group is turning their efforts into a mini-fundraiser to help some local kids.
Who will benefit? Our fundraiser will raise funds to be donated to the Challenger Division of WORKS Little League. The Challenger Division was established nationwide as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. WORKS Little League was the first little league in New York City to establish a Challenger Division!
How does this work? One Saturday, April 8th, our volunteers will be hitting the cemetery for the first time in 2017. The goal is to gather as many bags of leaves and debris (weeds, etc.) as they can. They will be collecting pledges for the amount of bags collected.
For example - you can pledge 10 cents per bag, or 25 cents, or a dollar -- and based on the amount of bags collected, you would donate that amount of money to the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society who will, in turn, collect all the donations and hand them over to WORKS Little League.
Example: If you donate 25 cents per bag and we collect 75 bags, you would donate $18.25. You can also cap your donation at a certain amount (e.g. pledge a dollar a bag, but cap your donation at $25).
To make your pledge - email the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society for info - firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to make a donation online, please click the following link:
Important - In order to make sure we maximize our donations, we need volunteers on Saturday, April 8th starting at 9 a.m. We meet in the cemetery behind All Saints Church, 96th Street and 86th Avenue. We provide tools and gloves -- and we provide a fun pizza lunch for volunteers afterwards!