Best Place to Volunteer

Last month we had a whole issue on some of the greatest places to volunteer in NYC and Westchester, but it looks like we left out some of your favorites. The Pawscar for best place to volunteer goes to…

Relay for Life in PLV and a range of NYC homeless shelter projects including Sylvia’s Place, WIN (Women in Need)Homes for the Homeless, and hours spent volunteering at shelters with New York Cares.

Every year, Pace hosts the American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life, on the PLV campus. Student, faculty, staff, and the community gather overnight to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. The 2010 Relay for Life of Pace University raised $40,000.

In NYC, you picked Sylvia’s Place, an emergency overnight shelter for LGBTQ youth; WIN (Women in Need), which provides housing, help, and hope to New York City women and their families; and Homes for the Homeless, which provides homeless families the opportunity to move out of the shelters and live independently.