Giving Back is the New Black

An Aquarian Age view of community relations is ingrained in our company’s culture. We seek to enrich and improve lives within our community by supporting meaningful causes.


August, 2023

We’re “composting” an update on our annual Community Service Day! Once again, we took part in the NYC Compost Project with Earth Matter at their Urban Farm on Governors Island. Our team had the opportunity to build gardens, tend to the soil, and feed the animals, all while learning how to better care for our city.

Earth Matter is a nonprofit organization that processes landscape and food waste generated by NYC. The food produced is donated to the Catholic Worker, a soup kitchen and shelter, located on the LES.

Our Sosemo Squad always looks forward to the knowledge they gain and the comradery they experience from community volunteer work. Until next year!


August, 2022

Honest to “peat,” we enjoyed ourselves at our Annual Community Service Day! And even better, we had the opportunity to serve NYC.

This year, we were back with our friends, Earth Matter, at their Urban Farm on Governors Island. We harvested vegetables, staked tomatoes, weeded, composted, and helped feed their goats and chickens.

Earth Matter is a nonprofit organization that processes landscape and food waste generated by NYC. The food produced is donated to the Catholic Worker, a soup kitchen and shelter, located on the LES.

The Sosemo Team is proud to take part in conservation efforts that help improve our beautiful city!


August, 2021

No one “got our goat” at Sosemo’s Annual Community Service Day!

The projects we assisted with were different this year than in years past. We built flower beds, weeded an apple orchard, and planted lettuce. We also cared for the chickens and goats that contribute to the maintenance of the urban farm and composting process; this helps the environment by pulling carbon out of the atmosphere, thus reducing global warming and replacing the pollution from chemical fertilizers.

Earth Matter (located on Governors Island) donates the flowers and food produced to the Catholic Worker, a soup kitchen and shelter located on the LES.

We are all grateful for the opportunity to serve our community!


August, 2020

“The Masked Sosemo-ians” were back this year for our annual Community Service Day! Our team got their hands dirty volunteering at a community garden in Brooklyn with GrowNYC, the largest environmental organization in New York City.

GrowNYC’s mission is to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. They offer programs such as farmers markets, recycling, gardening, and education.

With CDC guidelines in place, we tackled harvesting, weeding, and mulching to help grow food for local pantries. Though physically distanced, we are socially together and proud to be part of our incredible NYC community.


June, 2019

We were in the weeds for our annual Community Service Day! Once again, we partnered with our friends at NY Cares and volunteered at The Youth Farm at 600 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203.

From the Youth Farm Handbook: The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm in Brooklyn that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high level organic growing skills to share with their communities. The Youth Farm grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers hands-on farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults.

With guidance from the Youth Farm team, we worked together to compost, weed, and prep the soil for planting. By learning how to utilize the old to create something new, we helped lay the groundwork for growth at the farm and throughout our community.


July, 2018

Our inaugural year for Community Service Day was a great success. In partnership with NY Cares, our team of Sosemo-ians volunteered at New Roots Community Farm, 670 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451.

The New Roots Community Farm is managed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and enables refugee farmers and Bronx community members to grow their own food, share traditional recipes, build community, and increase food and green space access for NYC residents, local schools, and partner organizations.

We spent the day building a stone wall along the hillside farm to prevent rain water and slide damage. As the old saying goes, “many hands make light work”, and we certainly worked well together with NY Cares to make our community a healthier place to live.


May, 2018

2018 was another successful year for our annual Spring fundraiser, which is now becoming legendary as the size of the event has continued to grow year after year. This year, donations went to Room to Read, a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

Founded by former Microsoft Executive John Wood, Room to Read is one of the fastest growing non-profits in the U.S. and has an active New York Chapter where all are encouraged to get involved. The donations raised this year went towards funding over 40 students in Room to Read’s Literacy Program for one full year.

Thank you to all our 2018 sponsors including Oaxaca Taqueria, Naked Wines, Insomnia Cookies, YoJo Yoga, Frites & Meats Food Truck, BATSU, Kundalini East, The McKittrick Hotel, Foods of New York Tours, Literary Pub Crawl, Unarthodox, The Slipper Room, Manhattan Sailing School, Haven Spa, Goldbar, Nitehawk Cinema, NYC Literary Pub Crawls, Truffles: Jazz, Murder & Dinner Theater and Suitefolio.



May, 2017

2017 was our 4th year supporting Baal Dan Charities at our annual Network For A Cause fundraiser. Baal Dan supports the basic needs and social welfare of impoverished children, including orphans, street children, and refugees, in Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. With a high degree of transparency, almost 100% of donations go directly to the children that need it most.

This year’s event raised enough money to feed nearly 100 children in need for a full year. Sosemo-ians sure now how to get things done and still have fun!

Thank you to all of our 2017 sponsors including Oaxaca Taqueria, The Masalawala, Insomnia Cookies, Sixpoint Brewery, Urban Artisan Wine, BATSU, YoJo Yoga, The McKittrick Hotel, Accomplice the Show, Church Street Boxing Gym, Hooch Cocktail App, Broadstone Bar, Nitehawk Cinema, Suitefolio, Gannsevoort Hotel and WeWork.