Sorting in our Materials Center (Mondays)!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


197 East BroadwayManny Cantor CenterNew York, NY 10002



The Materials Center at Manny Cantor Center is a community resource that houses a large collection of "found" materials, gathered and donated by New York City residents and businesses. These materials are objects from our everyday lives that are often discarded, but could be repurposed or transformed into something new, encouraging creativity, problem solving, and action. We believe that these materials can enhance and enrich children’s learning, creative expression, and symbolic development. The Materials Center is made possible through a partnership with Teaching Beyond the Square.


You'll be helping to organize and sort materials! Responsibilities will include weighing-in donations, sifting through donated materials, sorting them into the areas/shelves/containers, prepping materials, and straightening up the areas to look more beautiful.

This opportunity requires no prior knowledge. We will share with you what you need to get started. It is a great way to relax too. We have half hour and hour shifts to sign-up for (you can choose as many or as little as you want), but even if you can only stop by for 15 minutes you can make a difference! This is also a fun opportunity for families to do together.


  • Child Development
  • Drawing
  • Exhibition Arts
  • People Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Flexible
  • None

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