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Save the Date: The University of Scranton Day of Service April 1, 2017

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement will celebrate our annual Day of Service on Saturday, April 1, 2017. On this day, the helping hands of the University community will stretch from the city of Scranton and beyond as alumni, parents and students will gather in shared service that demonstrats the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education.

Last year we had 12 sites and over 200 volunteers. It was truly a wonderfuld day. Click here to view photos from the sites.

    The Scranton Club of the Chesapeake

  • Runners For Others: An Ignatian 5k
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016

      Runners For Others: An Ignatian 5k
      Patterson Park
      500 South Linwood Avenue
      Baltimore, Maryland

      Saturday, April 9, 2016
      8:00 a.m. - Noon

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at  Runners For Others: An Ignatian 5k run and walk at Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland.

      Volunteers will help with race setup, registration and cleanup. They may also participate in the run as desired. The race benefits the Jesuit Institutes in the Baltimore area. Dress comfortably for outdoor activity.

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference by registering below: https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16Chesapeake

  • The Scranton Club of Lehigh Valley

  • Allentown Rescue Mission in Allentown, PA
    • Donate food for breakfast, cook, serve and clean up for homeless men at the mission, a homeless shelter in downtown Allentown. 

      The Allentown Rescue Mission has been serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Lehigh Valley for more than 100 years. The Mission provides rescue, rehabilitation and restoration for homeless men in crisis.

      Time of service project: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. p.m.

      Location: 355 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA

      Immediately following the project (at noon)Rev. Mark Searles '08 will celebrate Mass for volunteers and others from the alumni community who want to join at  Immaculate Conception Church, 501 Ridge Avenue, Allentown.

      Miscellaneous information: Volunteers will help with the purchase of food for meals for about 55-60 men and complete a little food prep prior to the event, i.e., peeling and cubing of potatoes. On the day of the event, our group will arrive at 8:00 a.m., cook meals, serve two shifts: one at 10:00 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m.; do some minor clean up and finish around noon. All volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer form and bring to the event.

      Alumni contact: David Erdman '81, daverdman@gmail.com or Alexis Burgess '14 at alexis.burgess@outlook.com.

      Number of volunteers required: 12

      Join our Facebook group!

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16LehighValley

  • The Scranton Club of New England

  • St. Francis House
    • St. Francis House
      39 Boylston Street
      Boston, MA 02116
      http://www.stfrancishouse.org/
      7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
      Saturday April 9, 2016

      We will be helping to prepare and serve breakfast in the kitchen of the shelter from 7-9 a.m. We will be helping to prepare and serve breakfast in the kitchen of the shelter.

      We can gather at Starbucks, located at 62 Boylston St, Boston around 6:50 a.m. and walk over together. Tara Cleary (570) 656-0221, taracleary@gmail.com is the point of contact for the event before and on the day of. Street parking at meters may be available at that time of the morning and the shelter is easily accessible from the Park St or Arlington MBTA stations. 

  • The Scranton Club of New York

  • City Harvest: St. Mary's Mobile Market
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016
      Time: 8:45 a.m.-Noon
      595 Trinity Avenue 
      Bronx, NY 10455

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer with City Harvest at St. Mary's Mobile Market. Volunteers will be stationed at 3-4 market tables, each supplied with thousands of pounds of fresh produce that they will help distribute to eligible market-goers. As the market-goers stop by each table, volunteers greet them and then weigh and bag the produce. All food is distributed free of charge.

      Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years of age to participate. The Mobile Markets take place outdoors, rain or shine. We stress that it is important to wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes. As this is a hands-on activity and there is no secure place to leave your property, it is recommended that you travel light.

      All volunteers need to register with Citiy Harvest. Click here to complete the form.

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference!

      Register today:https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16NewYork

  • The Scranton Club of Northeast Pennsylvania

  • St. Joseph's Center, Scranton
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016

      Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

      St. Joseph's Center

      2010 Adams Avenue
      Scranton, PA 18509

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at St. Joseph's Center in Scranton. Volunteers will be introduced to and then escort residents in their wheelchairs to the activity room. Once there, the volunteers will assist the residents with some games and other activities. Volunteers will then escort their St. Joseph's partner back to the living area.

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference!

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayOfService16StJoes

  • The Scranton Club of Philadelphia, PA

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016
      Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

      Habitat for Humanity ReStore
      2318 Washington Avenue
      Philadelphia, PA 

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore !

      Volunteers will help unload trucks of furniture, move merchandise, set up displays, organize, clean, fix things, put things back together, and have fun!

      Click here to register: https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16PhilHabitat

  • The Drueding Center
    • Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer
      at the Drueding Center in Philadelphia.

      The Drueding Center
      413 W. Master Street
      Philadelphia, PA

      Saturday, April 9, 2016
      9:30 a.m.-Noon

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at  the Drueding Center.

      Volunteers will be painting in the residential building and cleaning in the community center. Please wear comfortable clothes.

      Aside from volunteering, if you would like to help in other ways, there are items they are in need of right here: http://www.druedingcenter.org/DruedingCenter/InKindWishList.aspx. This is NOT necessary or a requirement.

      This organization brings in 30 families (mothers and children) from Philadelphia's emergency housing programs. These mothers and children have suffered trauma and are unable to be independent. They are allowed to stay up to 2 years here in the Residential program, and then they continue with an After Care Program for up to 7 years getting these families on their feet. They help teach fiscal responsibility to mothers, give adult, child, and family therapy, and have youth advocates helping children with homework and school projects (also a volunteering possibility). They teach basic life skills that we all were lucky enough to learn from our parents (budgeting, nutrition, food shopping, cleaning, parenting, immunizations and basic health, household management, communication and conflict resolution). They require 20% of their monthly income to be placed into a savings account, and give referrals for jobs. They also help secure low-income housing for their departure from the program. The Drueding Center provides intensive support for up to seven years after they have left the residential program, making a return to homelessness very rare.

      https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16PhiladelphiaDrueding

  • Cradles to Crayons
    • Cradles to Crayons
      1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
      30 Clipper Road
      West Conshohocken, PA

      Volunteers will work in the Giving Factory. A project plan for the day will be provided upon your arrival. Activities may include sorting clothing, working in the baby room section, toy section, school supply section or book section.
      This is an amazing volunteer opportunity at a place that provides so much to the community.

      Click here to register: https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16Cradles


  • The Scranton Club of Washington DC

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Alexandria, VA
    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
      869 South Pickett Street
      Alexandria, VA

      Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


      Miscellaneous information:
      Volunteers will sort donations, upload trucks, clean items for sale, and help stock and organize the sales floor. Wear comfortable shoes and durable clothing. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by and adult.
       

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16DCHabitat

  • DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC
    • Volunteers will help with meal preparation; help DC Central Kitchen staff prepare more than 5,000 meals each day by cutting, chopping, and peeling thousands of pounds of food.

      DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding food systems through social enterprise.

      Time of service project: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early for orientation)

      Location: 425 2nd Street NW, Washington, DC (Judiciary Square Metro)

      Miscellaneous information: Volunteers must wear long pants (no pajama pants or spandex) and closed-toed shoes (no sandals), and may not wear tank tops, exposed midriff tops or high heels. All volunteers must be at least 12 years old.

      Alumni contact: Joy Oliver '02, joytoliver@gmail.com

      Number of volunteers required: 10

      Join our Facebook group!

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofService16DCCentralKitchen

  • The Scranton Club of New Jersey

  • The Community Food Bank in Hillside, New Jersey
    • Saturday, April 9, 2016
      Time of service project: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

      Location: The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, New Jersey

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

      Miscellaneous information: Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks including: sort and re-pack food items; stock the shelves with food; help in the Kathleen's Closet thrift shop; help assemble fundraising mailings; sort and package new clothes for children in the Kids Division; stock the shelves with school supplies in the Tools 4 Schools Resource Center. Volunteers will be assigned to specific areas. Click here for more information for volunteers.