Greetings from MOC! We are preparing for fundraising events and some major outreach for the coming months. We are excited for the new year and have a lot in store. MOC members have come up with some great innovative ideas and we can’t wait to share them with you.
What Is New This Month?
Our last communication with Mayor McCarthy was at the end of December and he informed us that MOC will have an option on site for the property at 700 Craig Street. This means that we have to submit a proposal for the property and meet the criteria put forth by the city in order to purchase the property. The city anticipates having site control of the property by April the latest.
We have begun putting in our proposal for the community center to different architectural firms in the capital region. So, we are hoping to get some good bites back and decide who we will be officially working with to help us design and build/rehab our community center!!! We are really excited about this!
Lastly, we have our office and multicultural library up and running and it is open to the public. Community members are more than welcomed to come and visit our office to get information about MOC, pick up one of our pamphlets or read a book. Our office is located at Mt. Olivet Church on 1055 Wendell Ave. in Schenectady NY.
Our next monthly planning meeting is February 1st Wednesday, at 6:30pm at Mt. Olivet. Meetings are open to community residents and grassroots groups. Non community residents and non-profit organizations and/or institutions looking to support our work are asked to make an appointment with MOC volunteers outside of our monthly meetings.
Events Coming Up!
We are excited to announce Poetry In Motion at Proctors February 25th at 7pm. This is a beautiful, elegant poetry show that you do not want to miss! It’s the perfect date night! Save the date! You will see us there selling our jewelry and t-shirts and a portion of the proceeds of this event will go to Miracle On Craig Street! Purchase your tickets at www.proctors.org
If you are still wondering how you can support our work and help out with Miracle on Craig Street please contact us! We will be happy to learn about your interest and figure out how you can be a part!
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following:
How To Donate
We are still collecting funds to help reach the many goals we have for the center. If you would like to donate to Miracle On Craig Street you can do so at: www.youcaring.com/schenectadycares or PO Box 357 Schenectady NY 12301
Thank You! Peace & Love!
By: Rosa Rivera
Lead Organizer of Miracle on Craig Street