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      Join One Brick for our Volunteer and Non-Profit Happy Hour! in New York

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      March 25, 2019

      Monday   6:30 PM

      8 East 36th Street
      New York, New York 10016

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      Join One Brick for our Volunteer and Non-Profit Happy Hour!

      We will be at Slattery's Midtown Pub for our monthly happy hour!  What is One Brick? Glad you asked: One Brick creates a community of volunteers by offering fun opportunities for individuals to serve local nonprofits. We provide a calendar of volunteer and social events to help people get involved, have an impact, and have fun, without the requirements of long term commitments. We provide a flexible way for you to volunteer where and when you want. One Brick currently operates nine chapters nationwide: Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, and Builds our volunteer trip chapter. The One Brick model has been hugely successful! Since we started, One Brick volunteers have contributed 630,000 hours to the communities we serve. What makes us special is that One Brick chapters are 100% volunteer-run! We have no chapter based employees... we don't even maintain offices!  But we DO have a lot of dedicated volunteers who make it all happen. And we're always looking for more people like YOU to join us! Find out more about our events by going to You can find more about One Brick's history by scrolling below to the end.  WHAT WE'LL BE DOING: It's a social! Food and drinks (first round of appetizers will be provided), catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.  In addition we'll provide updates on upcoming volunteer and social events! WHERE TO MEET: We will have a One Brick sign so you can find us easily! MORE ON THE HISTORY OF ONE BRICK One Brick was founded in San Francisco in December, 2001 with the goal of providing an easy way to get involved and volunteer. The founding team, Dave Shefferman, Charlotte Rayne and Brian Gee met while volunteering at the San Francisco Food Bank in June 2001. The trio recognized that while many non-profits have the need for volunteers, and many people are interested in volunteering, there are very few organizations that make the volunteer experience convenient and can sustain continued commitment from its volunteers. A new approach was necessary to build a sustainable volunteer pool to support these organizations. With this in mind, the team set out to understand the motivations and barriers to getting involved in community service, and built an organization that addresses these issues and makes volunteering easy: One Brick. Every One Brick project we arrange is treated as a stand-alone event. Our "commitment-free volunteering" allows people to choose when they volunteer, rather than having to make commitments for a certain number of volunteer hours, or agree to be available every week at a specific time. This flexibility makes volunteering convenient and provides opportunities to help when time and schedule commitments allow. This keeps volunteering from being a chore, but rather makes it an easy and enjoyable choice. THE VOLUNTEER-RUN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION Perhaps the most unique component to One Brick's approach is that each chapter within the organization is run entirely by volunteers! One Brick does not have a physical office, or even a telephone. In fact, on a National level, we only have a single part-time employee who works from home and is responsible for paying the bills, dealing with legal and regulatory filings and ensuring the whole thing stays together. Everything else we do is facilitated by a team of volunteers working together to make a difference. Their efforts are returned exponentially with the impact we have on our communities. And yes, there's always room for more people to join the team! ONE BRICK'S IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITIES The model we developed has been a huge success! Since we started the list of people who've volunteered at an event or worked behind the scenes asEvent Managers, Technology Developers, Marketers and Fundraisers has grown the organization to 54,000 volunteers, spanning 9 chapters.

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