Since 2008, the Lighthouse has enjoyed a volunteer partnership with the Goldman Sachs Community Team Works Volunteer Program. More than 300 Goldman Sachs volunteers have donated an estimated 1,500 hours of service on more than 20 projects. Through park outings, cultural trips, bowling events and tandem bike rides, the lives of the children in our Youth Programs have been enriched with new experiences.
Goldman Sachs’ volunteers have also helped to ensure that special events such as our annual POSH Fashion Sale runs smoothly on opening day. They also led a beautification project which helped to enhance the appearance of our reading rooms where volunteers meet with clients to facilitate reading services. A Goldman Sachs volunteer team made graduation day for The Ethel and Samuel J. LeFrak School’s 2012 graduating class extra special – they purchased pizza and refreshments and distributed specially made blankets to every child.
Goldman Sachs has helped to defray the cost of volunteer engagement and helped to augment the programs through project grants.