Second Annual Day of Impact
In 2015, participants worked alongside some of the region’s leading community-focused organizations through hands-on painting, planting, and rebuilding projects, all of which improved New York's neighborhoods on both physical and social levels.
The sites were furnished by previous Day of Impact partners such as Rebuilding Together NYC, Publicolor, and New York Cares, as well as by newcomers Partnership for Parks, CITYarts, the LES Ecology Center, the Walt L Shamel Community Garden, and the New York Restoration Project.
Photos from Day of Impact 2015
First Annual Day of Impact
The inaugural Day of Impact, brought together over one hundred design professionals for a day of service to New York City’s underserved regions. Presented by Architecture for Humanity New York in coordination with the fourth annual Archtober, 2014 Day of Impact directly supported six organizations across three boroughs, each of which contributes deeply to the wellbeing of its local community.
This annual event connected socially committed design professionals with leading non-profit organizations, including Rebuilding Together NYC, Build It Green! NYC, Publicolor, MillionTreesNYC, New York Cares with Concrete Safaris, and Services for the Underserved. Volunteers contributed an estimated $20,680 of hands-on labor, which ranged from planting trees to painting school walls to building a garden shed.
Notably, 2014 Day of Impact also connected volunteers with each other. This event marked the chapter's renewed commitment to the value of sweat equity. Short-term volunteering provides a rich opportunity for teams to interact informally outside of the office, and for individuals to meet each other within the context of shared values. In addition to dozens of individual volunteers, notable area firms including HOK, TPG Architecture, and Spacesmith organized groups of colleagues who participated in 2014 Day of Impact together.
2014 Day of Impact News:
- Impact Design Hub: "AFHNY Hosting ‘Day of Impact’ This Month"
- Architectural Digest: "Five Don’t-Miss Moments At This Year’s Archtober Festival"
- Untapped Cities: "20 Great Events to Check out at 2015 Archtober Festival in NYC"
- Archinect: "Archinect's Must-Do Picks for Archtober 2014"
- Inhabitat: "Join Architecture for Humanity NY and Make a Difference on Day of Impact 2014"
- HOK Blog: "HOK Teams Volunteer at Architecture for Humanity New York’s Day of Impact"
- WSOC TV: "2014 Day of Impact: Concrete Safaris with New York Cares"
- NiftyNYC: "October 25th: Day of Impact 2014 with Architecture for Humanity New York"
- Eventful: "2014 Day of Impact: MillionTreesNYC - Manhattan in New York"
Million Trees NYC
Mad Fun Farm
Rebuilding Together NYC