Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: October 30, 2014
65-30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing
New York 11367, United States
The Bronx, N.Y. – On Friday, September 26, the Queens College volleyball team used their day off from classes to give back to the community. Working with the International Community Rescue Group and New York Cares the team lent their strength to the Garden and New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx, do some much-needed chores before winter season is upon New York City.
Head Coach, Leanna Taylor said this community service project was a great opportunity to get the ladies out of the gym and work together. Also, she reflected on the overall mission of the college, “Our athletic department prides itself on the college motto of We learn so that we may serve and I feel it is important early in the academic year to set the precedent.”
The team travelled to the Bronx and helped complete two major projects at the Garden and New Roots Community Farm. First, the ladies prepared the soil for a new planter and ditched out the planter’s border for a rock border. Second, they cleared land for a future children’s play area within the farm. The team also picked up trash and helped compost material. The director of the farm commented that the Knights did more work than “ten burly men’.
Junior Else Buchmiller reflected on the day, “It was such a rewarding experience helping the community with their garden. Despite all the blisters (we got), it was a great team bonding experience.”
Freshman Ragina Anthony also commented on the event,”It was great to serve a small community garden that really needed several bodies to get a lot of work done quickly. I am glad we were able to fulfill that need for them. I am looking forward to our next community service project.”
Courtesy of Queens Sports Information Department