Every year New York Cares, a volunteer organization in New York City, organizes a day of service called New York Cares Day. This year, it fell on Saturday, October 23rd, and our team comprised of Real Simple staffers and members of BE@T (Black Employees at Time Inc.) were out in full force to paint three murals at P.S. 346 in East New York.
I'm happy to give you a glimpse of the amazing work that our staffers did to transform these areas of the school. And also to give a big thank you to Olympic Paint and Lowe's Home Improvement in Brooklyn who donated all the paint and painting supplies (brushes, dropcloths, stir sticks, etc.) for our project.
Here's our team ready to begin:
We started with three "nooks" in the hallway like this.
And we ended up with these three murals.
Under the Sea
Letters & Numbers
Last but not least, a huge thank you to our senior designer Jessica Weit who planned and designed all three murals. We couldn't have done it without her!
(photos by Kenneth Goldberg and Don Kinsella)