Incorporating community, promoting responsibility and developing character through service learning, collection drives, and more.
Service learning also requires the adults in our community—parents and teachers—to model caring, community-conscious behavior. Parents can participate in workshops, discussions, and community-wide projects while their children learn through conservation-focused lessons and hands-on activities.
We believe in the power of children to:
We provide children with opportunities to:
We incorporate eco-friendly initiatives including:
We expect children to:
Room To Grow
The Room To Grow program provides parenting support and baby items for families in need. Families benefiting from this program will build strategies to promote their child’s development, select baby items for their child, and connect with other local organizations and community resources. The Barrow community has been supporting Room To Grow for several years. In 2022, our community made a donation to the program’s Bronx location of 33 oversized bags filled with much needed items including high quality clothing, books and toys.
Drive for Ukraine
Through the leadership of a valued Barrow Family, we coordinated with the Volyn Regional Charitable foundation, Cooperative Volyn, to provide essential items for Ukraine families, including food, formula, batteries and sleeping bags. We came together as a community on very short notice to collect, pack and ship 144 boxes of desperately needed items directly to the organization in Ukraine for distribution.
Drive for Families of the Bronx Fire
The Barrow community came together to support families victimized by the Bronx Fire. Support included providing essential items for impacted families, diaper donations through @WeAreHerVillage, and financial contributions through the Mayor’s Office.
The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since the 1870s, working to address needs, transform lives, and give hope to the hopeless. The Barrow Community assembled toiletry kits to be distributed.
No Kid Hungry
The No Kid Hungry program strives to end child hunger in America today by ensuring that all children get the healthy food they need every day to thrive. Proceeds from our Bake Sale went to this incredible organization.
New York Cares Coat Drive
Our community came together to donate coats to keep our fellow New Yorkers warm during the cold winter months.