Big Apple Greeter
February 1, 2011
Everyone who comes to New York should see all the wonderful and high profile venues it has to offer. But if they also want to experience the Big Apple from a real New Yorker's point of view, they should take a neighborhood tour from a Big Apple Greeter (BAG) volunteer. BAG is a magical and unrivaled New York "happening" that takes you behind the scenes in places you would never get to visit otherwise. BAG leaves you with an emotional attachment to the widely varied and unique neighborhoods that make up a City where over 106 languages are spoken each day. Big Apple Greeter doesn't sugar coat New York, but will nonetheless leave a visitor with sweet memories!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Watching the personal touches of each of the hundreds of volunteers whose reward is sharing their city with strangers who quickly become family.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Figure out a way to get it on a firm financial footing.
Board Member & Served on the Board for a dozen years.
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