DOROT: Card Making for a Cause

Card Making for a Cause

New York, United States


Non-profit organization

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This nonprofit organization alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.

Tour Highlights

  • Decorate greeting cards while helping support isolated senior community members.
  • Flex your creativity with a relaxing craft alongside your coworkers.
  • Write personalized poems, messages of encouragement, and other notes in a custom-made card.

Revenue is invested in bringing the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers, and professionals.

Tour Details

  • Duration

    1 hour

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

Tour Description

Get creative for a cause! In this one-hour experience right on your company’s premises, your team will help bring joy and celebration to seniors by decorating and personalizing birthday and/or holiday cards for them. Using pens, paper, and a bit of imagination, your creative contribution can brighten the day of some of the community’s most isolated members. Often, this card is the only recognition a senior receives on his or her birthday. Each month, the organization mails over 200 birthday cards to elderly New Yorkers. Every card is lovingly designed and created by volunteers.

Tour Start Address

171 W 85th Street, New York, New York, United States

How To Get There

The tour start address is 5 minutes walk from 86th & Broadway (1,2,3) and 86th &CPW (B,C) subway stations.

More About DOROT


To alleviate social isolation among the elderly and provide services to help them live independently as valued members of the community.

Main Programs

  • Meal delivery for homebound seniors

  • An on-site wellness program with classes aimed at promoting physical and emotional health

  • University Without Walls, a distance learning program

  • Friendly visiting where volunteers visit seniors in their homes to provide companionship and reduce loneliness

  • Homelessness prevention including a transitional residence and after care

  • Travel companions to escort seniors to appointments and errands

  • Intergenerational programs to foster connections and understanding between young people and seniors

  • Holiday visit programs to seniors’ homes to celebrate Jewish traditions and birthdays

  • Intergenerational cultural outings

  • Lasting Impressions, a program devoted to helping seniors document and share their stories and legacy

  • Internships for college and high school students

Awards & Recognition

Goldman Sachs
Columbia University
New York City Department for the Aging