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NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service 2018

NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service

Friday, February 16, 2018

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service Overview
On Friday, Feb. 16, we will partner with Baby2Baby, KaBOOM! and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to make a positive impact in the Greater Los Angeles community and to create places where children and families can live, learn or play. Members of the NBA family will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on service projects including the packing donations for youth in need, sorting food donations to be distributed to the Greater Los Angeles community and building a playground for a local school.

NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service Schedule

Friday, Feb. 16

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
  • Registration in select NBA hotels
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers travel to project sites
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Project orientation
  • Perform tasks as assigned
  • Work hard, have fun and make a difference!
3:15 p.m.
  • Board buses and depart site

Youth Donation Repack with Baby2Baby
Volunteers will have the opportunity to repack much needed donations that will be distributed to families to help support low income children ages 0-12. Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

By distributing to non-profit partner organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs, foster care programs and children’s hospitals, Baby2Baby will serve more than 180,000 children in Los Angeles this year and tens of thousands more across the country through the Baby2Baby National Network. Over the past 6 years, Baby2Baby has distributed 34 million items including more than 20 million diapers.

Playground Build with KaBOOM!
In partnership with KaBOOM! volunteers will join together to build a playground for the student body at local elementary school in the Greater Los Angeles community. KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives.

Food Donation Sorting with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Volunteers will sort and repack food donation which will be distributed to children, seniors, families and other individuals in need. The food bank helps to service and support over 300,000 individuals each year. The food bank sources and acquires food and other products and distributes them to needy people through charitable agencies or directly through programs; conducts hunger education and awareness campaigns and advocates for public policies that alleviate hunger; and energizes the community to get involved and support hunger relief.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the dress code for the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service?
We want you to be comfortable while working, so please wear comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty with dust or paint. Volunteers also must wear closed-toe rubber-soled shoes in order to work at the project sites. You will be provided with an NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service T-shirt at registration.

What if it’s raining?
The NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service will take place rain or shine. We will, if necessary, provide rain ponchos for volunteers.

Will there be food and water onsite?
Yes, the NBA will provide volunteers with snacks and beverages throughout the afternoon. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments.

Will there be bathrooms available?
Yes, sites will be equipped with proper facilities.

Will there be a place to lock up my belongings?
No. All volunteers will be responsible for their own items, so please secure your valuables in your hotel room prior to attending the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service.

Can I register additional guest(s) for the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service?
Yes! If you and a guest(s) have been invited to NBA All-Star, you are all invited to participate in the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service. Information on projects with age restrictions will be available during registration.

Can my friends and I be assigned to the same site?
Sites will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to volunteer with family or friends, please be sure to register together in one of the designated NBA All-Star hotel lobbies.

What if I still have more questions?
If you can’t find all the information you need here, please send an email to DayofService@nba.com or to your NBA contact for further assistance.