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The Gymtime Foundation is providing an excellent opportunity for families to help those who are still facing hardships in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. This Sunday, November 18, the Gymtime Foundation will be taking a group to the Long Beach, Long Island Relief Center to assist The Tunnels to Towers Foundation in their hurricane relief efforts.

The Long Beach community desperately needs help and we encourage adults and children ages 12 and up to join our group (volunteer opportunities are not exclusive to Gymtime families – please bring your friends!).  The Gymtime Foundation will provide transportation and lunch to the first 50 volunteers to sign-up. Space is limited, please call 212-861-7732 if you are interested in participating.

9:15a.m.  Meet at Gymtime, 1520 York Avenue (Corner of 80th Street and York Ave)
9:30a.m.  Bus Departs Gymtime for
11a.m. Bus arrives Long Beach, Long Island Relief Center
3p.m.  Bus Departs Long Beach, Long Island Relief Center
4:30p.m. Bus arrives at Gymtime
*Schedule is subject to change slightly depending on traffic

Volunteer opportunities for children include accepting donations, sorting donations, notifying neighborhood about Tunnels to Towers and bringing supplies to people who cannot leave their homes. Opportunities for adults include clean-up as well as the sorting and distribution of food and supplies.

If you would like to meet our group at Long Beach, we will be volunteering at the Long Beach Catholic Regional School with Tunnel to Towers. The address is 735 West Broadway Long Beach NY 11561. The hours for volunteers are 8-5p.m. and the site is open to the public from 9-4p.m., 7 days a week.

About The Gymtime Foundation:
The Gymtime Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, was established by Michael and Bonni Branciforte, founders of Gymtime Rhythm and Glues and York Avenue Preschool, to raise funds for causes dedicated to children’s health and environmental issues.

About Tunnels to Towers:
Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created in 2003, by the family of Stephen Siller, who passed away on 9/11. The charity is filled with good people doing good things in memory of a good man. The Foundation has established “In the Line of Duty” programs for Firefighters, First Responders, and Military and “Legacy of Love” programs to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of children who have lost one or both parents. Every year, Tunnel to Towers holds a charity run to retrace Stephen’s steps. The last two weeks, they have played a major role in Hurricane Sandy relief. Please join us in helping them with their efforts. Visit for more information.

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