2019 Alumni Global Day of Service Project Schedule

SCHEDULE OF ALUMNI-LED PROJECTS


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ALBANY

NABA's Professional Work Attire Collection

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; or Tuesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Northeastern Association of the Blind, 301 Washington Ave., Albany

Site Leader: Christopher Burke '88, MA '89 and Gail Hessney   

What will I be doing?  NABA's employment program needs business casual clothes for participants. The clothing closet is also available to those who need interview outfits, professional clothing for a new job and for individuals volunteering in a professional setting to gain work experience. We need women's tops, especially size medium and large, women's dress pants and professional skirts, men's polo or button up shirts, men's dress pants or khaki's and belts of all sizes. We also need dress shoes for men and women. Items can be dropped off Saturday, April 6 or Tuesday, April 30. Clothes should be clean and on hangers.


Park Beautification

Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: 316 Partridge St., Albany

Site Leaders: Brian Rudolph '10 and Judy Kahn '11   

What will I be doing?  Planting, leveling, weeding and adding woodchips to help enhance a city park for local residents.

What should I wear? Casual clothing that can get dirty.



BINGHAMTON

YWCA Perfectly Suited Professional Clothing Drive  

Now accepting donations through Friday, April 12

Site Leader: Alicia Hibbard

Locations: Office of Alumni Engagement in Old O'Connor Hall and the following campus offices:
* Admissions
* Athletics (Events Center)
* Center for Civic Engagement
* College of Community and Public Affairs (67 Washington St., Binghamton, Room 342)
* Dean of Students
* Environmental Health and Safety
* Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development
* Harpur Advising
* Harpur Edge
* Harpur College Dean's Office (LN-2430)
* IEGA and ISSS
* Libraries
* Media and Public Relations (AD-138)
* Parking Services (AD-G69)
* Physical Facilities
* School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (96 Corliss Ave., Johnson City)
* School of Management Career Services
* TLEL (AB-133)

What will I be doing?  We will be collecting new or gently used clothing items such as ties, scarves, jewelry, purses, shoes, blouses, button-up dress shirts, dress pants, skirts, dresses and jackets. We also need hangers.

Food Drive

Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Watson Career and Alumni Connections office lobby (AA-100), Binghamton University

Site Leaders: Maureen Van Deusen and Lindsey Murtland   

What will I be doing? Watson Career and Alumni Connections will be collecting canned goods during the week of April 8-12 to support Alumni Global Day of Service. All contributions will benefit food pantries in the Southern Tier. Drop off items on campus in AA-100.


Binghamton University Women Memorial Courtyard Spring Maintenance

***This project has reached capacity.***

Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon (rain date Saturday, April 13)

Location: Binghamton University Memorial Courtyard

Site Leaders: Melinda Holicky, Nancy Wolf '90, MS '93 and Bette Anne Gaube '01, MA '05 

What will I be doing? The Memorial Courtyard is dedicated to the memory of the 15 alumni who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Over time, new memorials have been added as it has become the campus destination for remembrance. Volunteers will weed and mulch the garden beds to ready this special contemplative space for spring. All Binghamton University Women members are welcome; you do not have to be an alumna!

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Outdoor work clothes and boots or sneakers that can get dirty. Bring your work gloves, leaf rakes, garden rake, hand clippers and spades for digging weeds.

Mom's House Yard Cleanup 

***This project has reached capacity.***

Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Mom's House, 770 Harry L. Dr., Johnson City

Site Leader: Mary Zervos '86

What will I be doing? Volunteers will assist with outdoor spring cleaning, including raking the lawn area and removing debris that accumulated during the winter, and pulling weeds.

What should I wear? Clothing comfortable for yard work.

Collecting Items for Every Dog's Dream 

Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Fleishman Center (UU-133), Binghamton University

Site Leaders: Alexis Avery, MSEd '15   

What will I be doing? Feel free to donate what you can. In particular, Every Dog's Dream needs the following items: Odoban Cleaning Solution, vinyl gloves (size XL), laundry soap, all free and clear pods, white printer paper, 35-gallon garbage bags, giftcards to Petco and PetRescueRX, Advantage flea treatments for large and small cats and kittens, Advantage flea treatments for large and small dogs and puppies. Drop off items on campus in UU-133.

Outreach Kits 

***This project has reached capacity.***

Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: City Church - First Assembly of God Church, 255 Washington St., Binghamton

Site Leader: Lynne Esquivel '93, MPA '96  

What will I be doing? This service event involves collecting, donating and filling 100 bags to give to outreach workers from City Church, YWCA and the Homeless Coalition of the Southern Tier. Feel free to start asking family, friends, coworkers for toiletries, granola bars, bottled water, socks, band aids, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant, etc., to put into the outreach kits. 

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? Casual clothing


Town of Maine Road Cleanup with the I Run For... Half Marathon Organization

Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon (Rain date: Sunday, April 14)

Location: Town of Maine Park, 2693 NYS Route 26, Maine

Site Leader: Steve Seepersaud 

What will I be doing? The countryside is beautiful in the Town of Maine; however, roads such as Route 26 and Nanticoke Road can collect a fair amount of litter. Our group of volunteers will support the efforts of the I Run For... Half Marathon Organization and the town to create a cleaner, greener Maine.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Work clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, work gloves, sneakers or boots.


Binghamton Urban Farm Workday

Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain date Sunday, April 14)

Location: 16 Tudor St., Binghamton

Site Leaders: Amelia LoDolce '02 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will help break ground on a two-acre expansion of the Binghamton Urban Farm, which grows food for the community with the help of teens who work at the farm during the summer. Volunteers will help move soil and compost, shape new garden beds, plant crops and more. 

What should I wear? Comfortable attire that can get dirty.

Johnson City Local Art Studio 

***LOCATION HAS CHANGED - This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Jablon Studios, 12 Alice St., Binghamton

Site Leader: Dai Korba '12, MPA '16  

What will I be doing? Volunteers will become public artists as they create artistic enhancements for parks and public gardens within the Village of Johnson City. We will use techniques including mosaic, cement molding, painting and light woodwork to create long-lasting beauty throughout the village. Previous experience is not required; local artisans will provide support. Materials will be provided but contributions of items to be repurposed as art pieces are welcome!

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? Layered work clothes

Discovery Center Story Garden Spring Cleanup

***This project has reached capacity.***

Sunday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, 60 Morgan Rd., Binghamton

Site Leader: Kyle Nedlik '14

What will I be doing? Our group will aid in the spring cleanup of the story garden, which includes tasks such as mulching the playground area, preparing the garden area for planting for the upcoming summer, tilling soil, planting grass and a general cleanup of the overall outdoor premises.

What should I wear? Jeans, rugged footwear, work/gardening gloves (if available), sunscreen

BURA Community Garden Build  

***This project has reached capacity.***

Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon

Site Leader: Dylan Hartwick '14

Location: Temple Israel, 4737 Deerfield Pl., Vestal

What will I be doing?  Join the Binghamton University Rowing Association (BURA) as we partner with VINES to help build a new community garden. Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. (VINES) is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. VINES strive to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities. VINES empowers people to improve their lives and communities through urban gardening and connecting urban consumers to rural farmers. Volunteers will help build a new community garden, including constructing raised garden beds, moving soil and other tasks.

What should I wear? Closed-toe shoes and clothes for outdoor garden work

Cleanup & Cattercise!

***This project has reached capacity.***

Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Every Dog's Dream, 420 Harry L. Dr. #2, Johnson City

Site Leaders:  Kaitlin Maynard '12 and Elise Thornley '12

What will I be doing? Every Dog's Dream Rescue, Inc., seeks to provide a safe haven for animals brought into their rescue through the efforts of volunteers who can provide and care for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and other small animals. The adoption program connects pets with loving families. Volunteers will update one of the cat rooms with new shelves and perches for the kitties, as well as giving the facility a deep cleaning. 

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing that can get soiled.

Heroes Comfort Kit Collection Drive

Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19

Location: Binghamton University Alumni Center, Old O'Connor Hall

Site Leader: Steve Seepersaud  

What will I be doing? As part of its ongoing Service to the Armed Forces outreach, the American Red Cross provides comfort kits to military heroes with simple personal care items that many of us take for granted. Donations of the following items will be accepted at the Alumni Center April 15-19: toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, combs and gum. Donated items must be trial size.  

Clearing Bushes for Local Church 

Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 346 Prospect St., Binghamton

Site Leader: Paige Wilcox '17  

What will I be doing? Volunteers will work on removing bushes located around the church. Bagged lunches will be provided. This Church is the resulting entity of the merger of three previous churches: St. Ann's, St. Joseph's and St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Churches in 2003. They've had a rich history of Slovak, Lithuanian and Polish heritages in this area for 100 years. 

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? Casual clothing, closed-toe shoes


BRONX

Organize Our Organization (Spring Cleaning)

Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: NSA Girls Program, 1512 Townsend Ave., Bronx

Site Leader: Tasheema Lucas '02 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will help organize a storage room, closets, bookshelves and classrooms. It is spring and the New Settlement Program for Girls and Young Women is in need of some major cleaning.

What should I wear? Clothes that can get dirty



BROOKLYN

TAU/PurpleStride New York City 

Saturday, April 13, from 7 a.m. to noon

Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Site Leader: Lance Herman '83 

What will I be doing? In support of Mike Oshins '82, distinguished TAU alumnus, we will support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's annual 5K run/walk. We will be volunteering at registration and food/drink stations, and marshaling the course.

What should I wear? Casual, comfortable clothing

Carroll Park Beautification

Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. (rain date is Sunday, April 14)

Location: 
Carroll Park at Smith Street (between President and Carroll streets)

Site Leader: Ryan Swedalla '05  

What will I be doing? Volunteers will have the opportunity to help maintain Carroll Park, in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. Projects can include weeding, cleaning, mulch spreading, fence painting, etc. Exact tasks will depend on weather.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing that can get dirty


Preschool Beautification (Exterior)

Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain date Saturday, April 20)

Location: Francis of Paola Early Learning Center, 201 Conselyea St., Brooklyn

Site Leader: Ian Gray '06  

What will I be doing? Francis of Paola Early Learning Center provides special education to 178 students each year by nearly 100 dedicated staff. The school lacks resources to maintain its exterior, including landscaping and the building itself. The exterior presents various opportunities for projects: landscape refreshing and cleanup (e.g., planter boxes around trees in the sidewalk), re-painting portions of the building, and painting a mural near the newly installed playground.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Jeans, T-shirt and sneakers that can get dirty



BUFFALO

Clothing Bank Sorting 

Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Location: 1298 Main St., Buffalo

Site leader: Natalie Murphy '14 

What will I be doing? St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP) is a national charity that provides services and assistance to the poor. Locally, SVDP offers a dining room for daily meals, discount store for clothing and other necessities, as well as programs to assist youths, seniors and everyone in between in Western New York. Our two-hour service project will involve organizing donations made to the discount store such as clothing, books, household items etc. 

What should I wear? Casual, comfortable clothing

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)



ITHACA

Stewart Park Stewardship

Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m.

Location: Stewart Park, 1 James L. Gibbs Dr., Ithaca

Site Leader: Jason M. Pomeroy, MS '12 and Joshua Clark '03

What will I be doing? We will be weeding, mulching and pruning in Stewart Park on the southern coast of beautiful Cayuga Lake. This project is in partnership with the Community Beautification Program of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

What should I wear? Gloves and tools will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes, loose clothing for gardening, and dress for the weather.

Minimum age: Under 16 must be accompanied by adult



MANHATTAN

Give the Gift of Life  

Friday, April 12, from 2 to 7 p.m.

Location: American Red Cross, 520 W. 49 St., Manhattan

Site Leader:  Nicole Adams ‘94 

What will I be doing?  Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. Each new donor helps the American Red Cross to meet patient needs. A few minutes of your time could add years to someone's life.

Minimum age: 16

Binghamton Rescues Leftover Cuisine

Friday, April 12, from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. 

Location: 
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Midtown West / Chelsea area

Site Leaders: 
Ashley Salamanca '09 and Stephanie J. Hamberger '08    

What will I be doing?
 Did you know 40 percent of food in the U.S. goes to waste? Join us in combating food scarcity. Together, we'll pick up surplus food from establishments around the city and deliver it to nearby communities in need. Join us afterward for mingling at a TBD location.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear?
Comfortable closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate jacket.

Mentoring Underserved NYC High School Students (sponsored by The Binghamton Marketing Collective) 

Saturday, April 13 - Full Day (9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.), Morning (9:30 a.m. - 12:30) or Afternoon 2 (Noon - 3 p.m.)

Location: 120 Broadway, Suite 1019, Manhattan

Site Leader:  Andrew Horowitz '15 

What will I be doing?  Futures and Options, established in 1995, is a nonprofit organization that empowers New York City's underserved youth to explore careers through career development and paid, mentored internships. Volunteers will be pre-screening high school students for the organization's prestigious internship program which provides students with access to more than 160 corporations, nonprofits and government agencies. If you enjoy working with ambitious students and helping them develop their professional skills, this is a great opportunity. 

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Neat casual clothes; no athletic pants or shoes.


Special Olympics Track and Field

***This project has reached capacity.***

Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon

Location:
Riverside Park at 72nd Street, Manhattan

Site Leader:
Adam Zahn '10 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will be paired with an athlete as they practice their track and field skills! No athletic experience is needed, but if you are a track and field athlete, please tell Adam when you sign in!

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear?
Athletic attire


Food Is Medicine: God's Love We Deliver
 

***This project has reached capacity.***

Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: 166 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan

Site Leader: Lindsay Kennedy '03 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will assist chefs in the kitchen in preparing medically-tailored meals for God's Love's clients, all of whom suffer from severe chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS and diabetes, and who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Volunteers will assist in a variety of kitchen prep activities, such as chopping vegetables, making meatballs or packaging cooked meals.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Hats, closed-toed shoes and pants/skirts that cover the knees. No sleeveless shirts. Watches, rings and dangling earrings must be removed prior to entering the kitchen. These and other valuables can be stored in lockers in the God's Love volunteer lounge. Hairnets will be provided, but volunteers are also free to bring hats.

Hudson River Park Green Team - Earth Day

Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Hudson River Park Trust Pier 40 (353 West St.)  

Site Leaders: Tobin Kent '15  

What will I be doing? Volunteers will work on debris removal, compost amendment, spring cleanup and overgrowth cutback.

Minimum age: 16

What should I wear? Closed-toe shoes and long pants



QUEENS

50th Annual Udalls Cove Park Cleanup

Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to noon 

Location: Aurora Pond on Sandhill Road, just west of the Little Neck Long Island Railroad station (37-34 Douglas Rd., Flushing, Queens)

Site Leader: Matt Symons '93 

What will I be doing? Join us for the 50th Annual Udalls Cove Park Clean-Up. Fill a trash bag or two, then stay for the free picnic lunch at Douglaston's Memorial Field.

What should I wear? Sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty


Astoria Park Cleanup

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Astoria Park, 19 19th St., Astoria, Queens

Site Leader: Andy Aujla '03  

What will I be doing? Help keep Astoria Park beautiful with a shoreline clean-up. We may also assist with other general clean-up and maintenance tasks such as painting benches.

What should I wear? Casual attire that can get dirty



ROCHESTER

FoodLink Distribution Sort

Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Foodlink, 1999 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester

Site Leader: Beth Bartholomay '96 

What will I be doing? Foodlink's mission is to leverage the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities. Come out and join your Binghamton alumni community to screen and sort donated food and prepare for distribution.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Casual clothing, such as a T-shirt or sweatshirt and jeans



ROCKLAND COUNTY

Kindness Rocks Project

***This project has reached capacity.***

Wednesday, April 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Temple Beth Sholom, 229 New Hempstead Rd., New City

Site Leader: Joanne Klein '80 

What will I be doing?  Alumni are invited to participate in a two-hour session in a school setting. We will provide a hands-on learning experience that will hopefully resonate with the children to remind them how rewarding it is to pass kindness forward and spread it around like confetti. Volunteers will mentor students and create their own kindness rocks by writing heartfelt messages and/or drawing something uplifting. Students and volunteers are asked to take the rocks and place them outdoors so that others who happen upon them will feel a message of joy, peace, strength and inspiration.

What should I wear? Casual clothing 

Minimum age: 18

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Mobile School Pantry

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location:
 Long Island Cares, 10 Davids Dr., Hauppauge

Site Leaders: Barbara Fisher '82 and Lauren Warmbrand '16 

What will I be doing? Volunteers assist in packing for our mobile school pantry for the Brentwood school district. As Long Island's largest school district, Brentwood enrolls more than 21,000 students. Nearly 90 percent receive free or reduced lunch. Long Island Cares will distribute food bags packed by volunteers. Families receive these bags in addition to fresh produce, frozen meat and any other goodies we can secure. Volunteers have the option of making a handmade card to express warmth and support to include in the bag. 

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes. We will be working in a warehouse that is not temperature-controlled.

Feeding our Families Campaign

Saturday, April 13 - Choose one of two shifts: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, or 1 to 6 p.m.

Location: Island Harvest, 40 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge

Site Leader: Allen Hecht '82 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will meet and greet customers at the supermarket and ask them to purchase an extra item to be donated to Island Harvest. We will meet at Island Harvest then head to various Stop 'N' Shop locations.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Casual to business-casual; please do not wear clothing that is dirty or has holes.

Long Island National Cemetery Spring Beautification

Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 2040 Wellwood Ave., Farmingdale

Site Leader: Laurence Stein '88  

What will I be doing? We will assist with spring cleanup, including mulching and light planting of flowers and similar items as needed.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Work clothes suitable for raking or mulching and planting. Light gloves are recommended.



WESTCHESTER COUNTY

Field Day with Cottage School Kids

Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Sunday, April 14)

Location: Pleasantville Cottage School, 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville

Site Leader: Gary Kibel '90, MBA '92 

What will I be doing? The Cottage School is a well-known residential treatment facility for children ages 7-21, providing treatment for more than 100 years to children with behavioral and cognitive difficulties and emotional and social challenges. We will spend the day playing games outside with kids of various needs. We will then have a pizza party with the kids and perhaps some indoor games. These children crave the interaction with volunteers and it brightens their day when people take the time to come to their campus and visit. Last year's day was extremely rewarding for both the volunteers and the children.

What should I wear? Comfortable play clothes. 

Minimum age: 8 (with responsible adult)



ATLANTA

Trees Atlanta

Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Atlanta Memorial Park, 384 Woodward Way NW, Atlanta

Site leader: Marisa Levy '12

What will I be doing?  Volunteers will be helping to remove invasive species like Chinese privet and bamboo from the forest to promote a healthy, sustainable plant community. 

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear?  Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.



BALTIMORE

The Magic Yarn Project 

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Jo-Ann Fabrics, 6161 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, Md.

Site Leader: Brittany Harrison '10 

What will I be doing? Chemotherapy treatments often leave young scalps too sensitive for traditional wigs. Our yarn wigs are comfy, soft and warm. Magic yarn wigs are inspired by beloved Disney characters, and invite children back to the world of play and daydreaming. They are beacons of fun, laughter and play during scary times. We will be assembling yarn "hair" onto already crocheted beanie caps; no crochet experience is needed. If you are able, please bring two skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn in white, black or sunshine yellow.

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Comfortable, casual clothing



BOCA RATON

Quality Time with Kids and Adults with Special Needs

Sunday, April 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Location: JARC, 21160 95th Ave. S, Boca Raton

Site leader: Sean Lebowitz '04

What will I be doing?  Building on the success of last year's event, our volunteers will be working with children and adults with special needs, and even helping them bake matzah.  

What should I wear?  Casual clothes



BOSTON

Volunteer on the Farm

Saturday, April 13, from 9 to noon

Location: Needham Community Farm, 1155 Central Ave. Needham 

Site Leader: Leah Hirshfield '05 

What will I be doing? Needham Community Farm grows fresh produce for those in need and distributes it by partnering with the community. We'll be helping on the farm, cleaning up the beds for spring growing, etc.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing that can get dirty

Community Servings

Saturday, April 27, from 8:45 a.m. to noon

Location: 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain

Site leader: Pooja Shankar '06, Larry Schumer '77 and Yda Zamora '13

What will I be doing?  Community Servings relies on volunteers to prepare and package 2,500 meals per day. Volunteers will chop, peel and process produce; seal meals; label diets; portion out soups, salads and snacks; pack bags; and assemble meals in a commercial kitchen. We'll provide medically tailored meals for critically ill and homebound people. Volunteers must be 100-percent healthy to participate. 

Minimum age:  13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear?  Volunteers must wear long sleeves and shoes that completely cover the foot (e.g., sneakers) and pants without rips or tears.



CHARLOTTE

Crisis Assistance Ministry Sorting Project

Saturday, April 13, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Location: 500-A Spratt St., Charlotte  

Site Leaders: Diana Weber '13 and Brady Drummond-Ryan '79 

What will I be doing? The Free Store provides donated clothing and household items at no charge to families in need, so that people can use their limited resources on other necessities. Volunteers are encouraged to sort and inspect donations, hang clothing, stock the Free Store and assist the production area as needed. After our morning of volunteering, join us for lunch at a location to be determined.

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. It is recommended that you bring a bottle of water. Secure any valuables, purses, backpacks, etc., in your car prior to volunteering.



CHICAGO

Lakeview Pantry: Feed the Hungry 

Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m.

Location: Lakeview Pantry, 3945 N. Sheridan, Chicago

Site Leader:  Francesca Bullerman '04 

What will I be doing? Volunteers will assist with distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, unloading deliveries, sorting donations and various other jobs.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing



NEW JERSEY

Spring Cleanup

Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: El Primer Paso, Ltd., 29 Segur St., Dover

Site Leaders:  Juan Casiano '74 and Kathleen Casiano '73

What will I be doing? El Primer Paso, Ltd. is a dual language curriculum preschool, serving about 50 children. Prepare the grounds for use by our preschool students

What should I wear? Clothing comfortable for yard work (e.g., jeans)

Meals on Wheels

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Harmony Village, Paramus

Site Leaders: Neil Morris '93  

What will I be doing? We need 19 drivers (families can also join), to drive a specific route within Northern Bergen County to deliver hot/cold lunches to recipients. These deliveries go to the less fortunate, homebound neighbors that have been background checked and are in great need of nutritious meals. This is isolated to mostly senior citizens. The route starts at the meeting point in Paramus, and will average around 12 different stops. Total time commitment should be about two hours.

Liberty Humane Society

Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 236 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City

Site Leaders: Simone Sterling '98  

What will I be doing? Volunteers will organize, clean and assist in any way that is helpful to the animals shelter's beautification.

Minimum age: 18

What should I wear? Clothing that can get dirty or ruined. Jeans and a T-shirt would be appropriate.



ORANGE COUNTY

Beach Cleanup

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to noon

Location: 99 Prospect St., Newport Beach (at West Oceanfront)  

Site Leader: Mark Karpe '90 

What will I be doing? Come help clean up our local beaches, a California treasure! Materials, water and snacks will be provided.

What should I wear? Dress for the weather in comfortable clothing



PHILADELPHIA

Share Food Program 

Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: 2901 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia

Site leaders: Katie Law '96 and Jennifer Gay '01 

What will I be doing? Our team will work with the Share Food Program on various warehouse tasks such as packing, sorting, organizing and preparing orders. Share first opened in 1986, part of a national network of Shares dedicated to expanding community access to wholesome, affordable food. 

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirt or paint on.



RENO, NEV.

Serve a Meal to Those in Need 

Sunday, April 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Mission, 355 Record St., Reno

Site leader: Corrie Polikoff '12

What will I be doing?  Volunteers will help serve dinner to the needy people of Reno. 

What should I wear? Comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes



RHODE ISLAND

Annual Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2019  

Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Park or School in Providence (Exact location TBD)

Site leaders: Lisa Abbott, MBA '93 and Monica Anderson

What will I be doing?  Volunteers will help clean and spruce up parks throughout Providence as a part of a larger initiative called Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s Annual Earth Day Spring Cleaning 2019. We hope to create a cleaner and greener city overall as a result of all of these efforts. 

Minimum age: 10 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing that can get dirty.



SAN FRANCISCO

Rubbish and Surf Rider Beach Cleanup and Brunch

***This project has reached capacity.***

Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Ocean Beach at Stairwell 17 (across from Beach Chalet restaurant)

Site leader: Emin Israfil '09

What will I be doing?  Join Rubbish and Surf Rider in cleaning Ocean Beach. After we're done cleaning, we'll enjoy brunch at Beach Chalet Restaurant.  

What should I wear?  Comfortable beach walking shoes and don't forget to bring a sweater.



WASHINGTON, D.C.

A Wider Circle Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program

***This project has reached capacity.***

Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: 9159 Brookville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.

Site Leader: Joel Schwarz '88 

What will I be doing? The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program, A Wider Circle's largest program, provides beds, dressers, tables, chairs, dishes, pots, pans and other large and small home goods to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence or otherwise living without their basic need items. Our group would be volunteering in the showroom, organizing donated items and assisting clients with selecting items for their new homes.

What should I wear? Casual, but professional, clothing with closed-toe shoes.

D.C. Central Kitchen Morning Meal Preparation 

Saturday, April 13, from 8:45 a.m. to noon

Location: 425 2nd St. NW, Washington

Site Leader: Shari Lawrence Pfleeger '70, LHD '00 

What will I be doing? We will spend the morning preparing food that will be used in school meals, shelters and other D.C. Central Kitchen programs. After the meal preparation ends, any alumni and guests are welcome to join the site leader for lunch at nearby Teaism on 8th Street NW.

Minimum age: 13 (with responsible adult)

What should I wear? All volunteers must wear appropriate and professional attire suitable for an industrial kitchen. No shorts or short skirts/dresses, tights, spandex, leggings or pajama pants. No tank tops or sleeveless shirts/dresses or shirts with exposed midriff (front or back). No high heels or open-toed sandals/shoes. No clothing with crude or offensive words or images. No loose jewelry such as watches, bracelets, dangling earrings and rings. Shoes with high-grip soles are strongly recommended. Due to health regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code will not be allowed to work in the kitchen.



MALAYSIA

Mangrove Cleanup

Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon

Location: Mangrove Park, Jalan Batu 8, Kampung Sijangkang, 42500 Telok Panglima Garang, Selangor, Malaysia

Site Leaders: Norhayati Hussein '91, MS '92 and Hafizah Saman '91   

What will I be doing? We will clean up and trim trees at Mangrove Park.

What should I wear? Comfortable athletic attire