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APR 2012

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OnSIP at New York Cares Day: Beautifying the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

This past Saturday, several members of the OnSIP team had a great time participating in New York Cares Day. We got up bright and early and joined hundreds of other New Yorkers at the New York Cares headquarters, where we loaded into school buses that dropped us off at our volunteer sites. OnSIP landed in the Bronx at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, an estate which dates back all the way to 1834. After a quick introduction to the museum by its caretakers, we got to work beautifying the property as best we could. OnSIP was tasked with clearing out a field, which seemed like a daunting task at the time.

At first, there was so much brush that it was hard to tell if we were making any real impact but then we dug in, and applied a little elbow grease...

OnSIP at New York Cares Day 2
When all else fails, use your hands.
OnSIP at New York Cares Day 3
Our software engineer Mihail is a beast with the rake.
OnSIP at New York Cares Day peace sign
Rockin' the peace signs.
OnSIP at New York Cares Day 4
Getting rid of invasive species.

...and some teamwork...

OnSIP at New York Cares Day 5
You guys work. I'll just take pictures.

...and all that brush didn't stand a chance. Everything turned out better than expected!

OnSIP at New York Cares Day after
Not bad. Not bad at all.

This year, New York Cares Day Spring raised nearly $40,000 to go towards the New York Cares organization, which provides assistance to New Yorkers year-round. We're excited that we were able to meet both our volunteer and donation goals. A special thanks goes out New York Cares for organizing the event, and to all the OnSIP employees and their friends for participating and donating their time. We can't wait to do it again!

OnSIP at New York Cares Day Group Shot
The OnSIP Team (minus two).