We hope you will help us continue to do this by becoming a member. Donate to JHBG. Our membership costs only $25.
Before JHBG, Jackson Heights was a very different place; it was a fast fading neighborhood, rampant with drugs, crime and graffiti. Historic homes were being demolished and replaced with ugly buildings designed to maximize profit. Our one public open space, Travers Park, was decrepit and dangerous, needing parents to sweep away broken bottles, dog droppings and drug paraphernalia before their kids could play. There was very little uniting our diverse community other than our zip code.
How did we help change Jackson Heights? Check out our long list of projects on this poster, created for our 25th anniversary. We hope you will agree that our all-volunteer organization is worth supporting.
How can you help? 1. Donate to JHBG. Our membership costs only $25, a figure that has not changed in at least 20 years. 2. Volunteer for anyone of our many activities. Not only will you do good, but you will feel good about yourself and your neighborhood, and you just might make some new friends.