The Amazing FPWA!
Photo: Spiderman filmmaker, Marc Webb bonds with a delighted senior at FPWA's 90th Anniversary Volunteer Day.
On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, FPWA held its 90th Anniversary Volunteer Day. At the request of NYC Service, the Mayor’s Office of Volunteer Services, we facilitated a summer barbecue for the seniors served by our member agency, Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center.
The event was also a promotional one for Sony Entertainment Division in conjunction with the opening of the film, “The Amazing Spiderman”. Sony provided $2,563 to cover expenses for lunch for the seniors, whose average annual income is $7,000. The Director of the film, Marc Webb, attended the event helping to serve food to the seniors and signing Spiderman t-shirts. Several other Sony employees assisted, as well.
One of the 86 year old residents commented to a staff person that although she is losing her sight, she can, “Tell when kind and caring people are around.” Certainly everyone was feeling the joy of sharing such a special day.
FPWA offers thanks to NYC Service and Sony for helping to make the day possible and to the seniors of Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center for letting us share the celebration with them.
For additional information on volunteer projects, contact Karen Giacalone
Coordinator, Volunteer Services