iHOPE Academy Toy Drive: Soldering Volunteers Wanted
The International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) is a highly specialized private school focused on educating students, ages 5-21, with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and multiple disabilities. It fulfills an unmet need in the community while serving as a model of best practices in the delivery of Special Education services. iHOPE provides its students with a literacy-rich curriculum that incorporates a multidisciplinary and collaborative program including cognitive strategies, small group instruction, assistive technology, therapeutic intervention, behavior management, physical rehabilitation, social interaction, and transition services.
iHOPE is collecting toys for our annual Toy Drive. The toys received are given to children with traumatic brain injuries and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After the toys are received and before the toy is given to a child, they must often be adapted first. This requires opening up the toy's electronics and soldering in a cable that is attached to a switch, which will then allow the child to play with the toy.
If you have experience in soldering and will be available to volunteer at least one half-day a week, on a Monday-Friday, throughout the month of November and December please contact us to sign up to volunteer.
Please email Volunteer@YAI.org to sign up or for more information.
220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, US
YAI is a network of agencies offering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. YAI is committed to seeing beyond disability, providing opportunities for people to live, love, work, and learn in their communities.
Founded in 1957, YAI remains at the forefront of an extraordinary movement aimed at empowering the people we support and their families. YAI’s workforce of more than 4,000 employees provides a comprehensive range of services and supports, including supportive housing, education, medical, dental, and mental health care, job training, community integration, and social enrichment for more than 20,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout downstate New York and northern New Jersey.
101 W 116th StNew York, NY 10026
September 21, 2021
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- Must be at least 18