Yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting the Kips Bay Boys and Girls club located in the Bronx.
We were greeted by a number of member’s ages 6-9 years old. The purpose of our visit was to discuss the importance of recycling and how it effects our planet. Action CEO, Ron Bergamini spoke with the kids and explained what common items they should recycle and what these items can be recycled into.
Director of Recycling Operations, Chris Morgan taught the kids what happens to the materials once they throw them in the recycling bin. How our MRF in the Bronx can take these recyclable items and save them from begin thrown in a landfill.
The kids enjoyed our “What Do I Recycle” game where volunteers came up and selected various household items. The group then had to decide if the items were trash or recyclable. They were amazing at this and had a bunch of questions!
The Boys and Girls Club also has their own impressive recycling program in place that tasks a select group of kids to become recycling heroes. This team, named The Raining Legos, will be responsible for teaching the other members the proper way to recycle. The Raining Legos will also come to our recycling facility later this month to get an up close look at the recycling process.
The Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse, which opened in 1969, is the original Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club facility in the Bronx. It is the largest of Kips Bay’s 10 direct service sites, enrolling approximately 57% of Kips Bay’s membership. This facility has a number of incredible programs for their members to take part in. Members can take swimming lessons in their Olympic-sized swimming pool, learn life skills with their SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood programs, take part in their amazing theater and dance programs, and much more.
Thanks so much for allowing us to stop by!