Brooklyn Nets donate Halloween costumes to Goodwill kids
On October 21st, The Brooklyn Nets donated 150 Halloween costumes to Goodwill NYNJ’s Cornerstone program at the Wyckoff Garden Community Center. Three NBA players: Shane Larkin, Chris McCullough, and Markel Brown stopped by the Beacon program located at the Wyckoff Community Center to distribute costumes to residents. Goodwill NYNJ recently began operating this Cornerstone program in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Nets regularly sponsor activities to engage kids from the community. Last month, another group of students from the Goodwill Beacon program located at the Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts participated in a Basketball clinic.
“The Community Center serves as a pillar for the Wyckoff Housing development and the surrounding community,” says Goodwill Cornerstone Program Director Carmen Rodriguez. “The community heavily relies on the center to provide a safe space, cultural activities, educational opportunities, and overall community development. We open evenings and weekends to offer services to the entire family.”
The Goodwill Cornerstone program aims to help prevent risky behaviors and crime in the community. It will serve as a safe space for community residents and will help to keep young people involved in structured activities. The Wyckoff Community Center serves as the hub for three New York City Housing Developments: Wyckoff, Warren and Gowanus. The center will help young people living in these three communities to foster positive relationships regardless of the development where they reside. The center will provide activities and events that will serve as common ground and foundation to rebuild relationships.
Goodwill Cornerstone program at the Wyckoff Garden Community Center:
280 Wyckoff Street; Brooklyn, NY 11217
P: (347) 987-3683 or (347) 453 9266
Hours: Monday-Friday, 2–6 p.m. for 5-12 year-old; 6–9 p.m. for 13–15 year-old; 6-10 p.m. for 16 and up (adult population.)
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 13 and up (adult population.)